Learn how to hand letter R in creative lettering styles. This is brush lettering uppercase R and lowercase r using brush pens. The goal is to help you with your hand lettering alphabet and give you some ideas of things you can change up in your lettering style. The letter R has so many variations, you get to decide what you create to express your confident style. I hope these 10 ways to hand letter R gives you some lettering inspiration.
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Feel free to practice the letters in this image! And in case you don’t know which brush pens to start lettering with, see my post 3 Best Brush Pens for Beginners. The brush pens I used here are Kuretake Fudebiyori Metallic brush pens (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases). Watch my comparison video with different metallic brush pens here.
Hand Lettering Worksheets
In my Insider Scoop (weekly newsletter) I email a free lettering practice each week. Right now I’m sending my 26 Ways to Letter practice sheets. I hope this gives you some brush lettering inspiration to branch out and create your own style. Along with the free practice sheet, I also give a Scoop of Confidence where I share something about confidence in lettering that has been on my mind for the week.
Hand Letter R Inspiration
The letter R is such a fun letter. I personally love both lowercase and uppercase. There are so many variations and I love the way they look. I have a lot of favorites where there are some letters that I only have one style that I like. In these 26 ways to letter series, I like to give you a little confidence pep talk. The reason I do this is because I started lettering during a difficult time and lettering became my therapy.
I started lettering all the time and it brought me so much confidence in my life. Not the definition of confidence that we sometimes think of being extroverted and talking to a lot of people. It’s not that at all. I’m talking about the definition of confidence where you have hope and assurance about the things happening in your life. You are accepting of who you are in all of your flaws as well as your strengths. Also, you know the things that are going to be hard for you and you know the things you love and what you’re good at. You know what you need to do to take care of yourself.
Why did you start lettering?
It’s always interesting to look back at where we’ve come from. There is a saying for when things get hard that goes “Remember why you started.” I don’t really like the idea that when things get hard, you should just remember why you started and keep going. Sometimes that works. Instead, you should remember why you started, but then don’t just keep going even though it’s hard. Reevaluate if what you’re doing is still serving you in the way you hoped when you started. If it is, great! Keep pushing through the hard stuff. If not, it’s ok to change what you’re doing. Tweak some things so that it can serve you again instead of just being this hard, stressful thing.
When I started lettering, it was a way to bring confidence back into my life. Now it’s also become a way for me to share that with others as I’ve created the business part too. But sometimes it gets hard, I feel overwhelmed, I maybe even want to quit. In those times, I try to reevaluate what I’m doing. If I’m getting caught up in comparisons or doing something just because it seems like the way I’m supposed to do something, I know I have to change. My lettering style has changed over the years and the projects I create or sell have changed, but I always come down to making sure that lettering continues to be the thing that brings me confidence. Everything else is secondary. And that’s why I want for you too.
Today while you practice lettering
So today, while you’re coming up with some different r’s, focus on why you letter. Your reason may be similar to mine, or it could be something totally different. Whatever, it is, it’s meaningful to you and it can help you to create your own unique style. You have unique ideas to share, and you will continue to grow as you take those ideas and continue to reevaluate them. I would love to hear in the comments below, why did you start lettering?
26 Lettering Styles for Letter R
Do you want to practice your letters with me? Here is my YouTube video with 26 Ways to Letter R.
Resources to Learn Hand Lettering
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