Do you want to create unique lettering alphabet styles? Maybe you’ve learned the basics of hand lettering and you’re ready to create unique styles. I am going to show you how to do just that. Instead of copying or tracing other fonts, you can learn to create letters that are unique to you.
Before we can start creating unique letters, we need to know the Basic Hand Lettering Rules for Beginners. Once you know the basics, you can start breaking the rules in intentional ways as you will see in this post.
Lettering Alphabet Styles (done by hand)
My favorite thing about hand lettering is that because it’s done by hand, you get to make it look however you want. Before I knew what hand lettering or calligraphy was, I got really interested in designing uplifting quotes on a little app on my phone. The more I did it, the more I realized there were certain things I wanted to do with my letters, but I couldn’t. That’s when I learned about calligraphy and dove right in. I never looked back. Nothing can quite compare to lettering by hand (lettering digitally is still by hand when you’re not using a premade font).
How to Hand Letter Your Own Alphabets
I have spent years experimenting with ways to create unique lettering styles. I even created a workbook, Fearless Lettering, which walks you through a process of creating your own unique lettering style. I’ve also created a Skillshare class to help you learn the basics of creating alphabet styles. I give you a cheat sheet for creating letters and techniques to practice coming up with your own letters. It also includes some extra hand lettering worksheets to get you started practicing.
Take my Skillshare class: How to Hand Letter the Alphabet in Unique Lettering Styles. With this affiliate link, you will get 2 months of free premium membership. I personally love and use Skillshare. You can take any class you want for two months when you try it free.
Here is an example of one of the pages of the practice sheet that you can download and print for free when you take my class. You can find the Lettering Style Practice worksheets in my Etsy shop if you don’t want to take the Skillshare class.
10 Styles for Every Letter of the Alphabet
It is helpful to look at all of the different lettering alphabet styles created by others. We need to look at inspiration to be able to learn what details we like and don’t like. In this post, I’ve given you 10 ways to letter the alphabet for every letter of the alphabet. I hope you use these letters as inspiration as you start creating your own alphabet styles.
I created these letters as a series on Instagram I called #letterswithlids. It was fun to create the letters with the lids along with the 10 styles which you’ll see below. You can create a Pinterest board to save them as you look for inspiration. Or you can save this post to reference any time you need some lettering inspiration. I also used a different pen for every letter of the alphabet because different pens give different styles.
If you want to see a lettering video demoing all of these letters, see my youtube video:
And finally, let’s get into the 10 ways to letter each letter of the alphabet with 26 different brush pens. The pens used are linked below each. *As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*