Hand Lettering For the 21st Century & Inktober

Techniques to Become a Better Artist With Step By Step Demos
Rating: 2.1 out of 5 (12 ratings)
2,850 students
Hand Lettering For the 21st Century & Inktober
Rating: 2.1 out of 5 (12 ratings)
2,850 students
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Handlettering For the 21st Century

Hand lettering is essentially drawing letters. It's different from calligraphy, where we use basic strokes to form letters and words. With hand lettering, each letter is carefully thought. ... The letters from a hand-lettered alphabet are usually illustrated and each one is meant to be a completely different piece


Welcome to the course on Hand Lettering. To get started I recommend getting a good calligraphy pen or nib. I don't use nibs* I recommend spending $3 at your stationary store for a signature style pen can cost anywhere from 5 to 20 dollars with tax.

Why do you need a dip pen and ink bottle?
You don't,  A catch all is a Pentel Pocket brush.

So do I get a calligraphy dip pen or brush?

You get either, both or something that allow the artist to create THICK or t-h-i-n lines very easily. Thick on the downstroke and thin on the upstroke. A brush pen from Pentel is  golden standard of brush pens. I was hesitant on shelling $20 for one, so there are alternatives. Such the Pentel Brush for $12, or a brush marker from copic or Prismacolor. Follow along, and if you can do the demos, than I recommend seeing the practice sheets until you can complete the demo. *In the 21st century people prefer fountain pens, but if you want to try out a nib, I hear Hunt 56 and Hunt101, I ONLY use a 2.5 mm tip or wider, with Y&C Calligraphy pen being the best pen. Let's Get The Graffiti On The Wall.

Who this course is for:

  • Modern Artists
  • Artists
  • Creative

Course content

7 sections • 30 lectures • 1h 51m total length
  • Introduction


Illustrator/ Computer Science Graduate
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I teach computer coding classes and drawing by hand courses on Udemy.

In my 11+ years of drawing I had found that Faber Castell drawing pencils are the best tools to use in my drawing courses. I recommend starting with a portrait course. From there, you can measure the speed and accuracy of a 15 minute portrait. Then try another course of mine such as Zen Doodling, Realistic Eye and Hand Lettering.

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