Hand Lettering for Beginners

My first book, published by DK Alpha, is available now! Find it here:

Amazon (out of stock)

Barnes and Noble

Blick (out of stock)

Book Depository (out of stock)

Books A Million

Booktopia (Australia) (out of stock)

Indie Bound (out of stock)

Powell’s (out of stock)

Target (out of stock)

Walmart (out of stock)

It’s also in stores at Michaels and Joann!

It’s going through a reprint and won’t be back in stock until January 2022!

Want to learn hand lettering?

But don’t know where to start? In this colorful, hardcover book, you’ll find hands-on lettering worksheets and step-by-step guides that will quickly build your confidence.

Hand Lettering for Beginners has a fun, non-intimidating approach to guide you through hand lettering techniques and possibilities. This book will allow you to grow your hand lettering skills and create your own unique projects.

This is how I started:

Years ago, I wanted to create pretty quotes but I had never done anything like that. My husband bought me a set of calligraphy pens that looked fancy. I thought I could definitely learn this new skill with the right pens. Turns out, it was harder than I thought, and just having fancy pens didn’t magically make me a good hand letterer.

I started searching websites and blogs to find any tutorials that might help. Because I didn’t have one source to learn from, it took me a really long time to feel like I understood what I was doing.

But it doesn’t have to take that long for you. You don’t have to search through every single lettering tutorial on the internet as I did.

You could start today, knowing you have everything you need to learn hand lettering.

Beginner’s Gift Guide

If you are a hand lettering beginner, you may need help knowing what pens and paper to get with the book. I recommend tracing paper and small brush pens. Any brand will work, but I like Pentel Touch brush pens.

You can find all of these in my Amazon Gift Guide! 

Inside the book:

Hand Lettering for Beginners will walk you through how to get started with hand lettering even with no experience. Start with the right foundation and learn how to explore different styles to make your hand lettering unique to you.

Here are the chapters in Hand Lettering for Beginners:

  • Getting Started
  • Creating Faux Calligraphy
  • Creating Brush Pen Lettering
  • Making Lettering Connections
  • Laying Out Quotes
  • Breaking the Rules
  • Creating Basic Font Styles

Hand lettering has been a personal therapy for me and a way for me to find some calm in the crazy world we live in. I couldn’t do that if I was struggling with my lettering foundation. I know my book will help you with that!

Ready to get started?

My goal with this book is to have you feeling like you know what you’re doing in your hand lettering so you don’t have to keep searching for more to understand the basics. I want you to feel good about the way you create right now.

I am excited for you to actually be able to hold this book in your hands. The cool thing about having a published book is that there was a whole team of people behind it, making sure it would be the most helpful to YOU.

When you know how to hand letter, it is the best way to express yourself in a unique way. I know I may be biased, but hand lettering has changed me for the better. I want that for you too.