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    kate_kamikaze's Avatar

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    Default Hand-drawn lettering

    Hello

    Ive recently just started hand drawing certain aspects of my posters, and am quite enjoying some of the outcomes (I think somewhere along the line of using my computer too much, i forgot i could actually DRAW!) but i need a bit of help...

    Does anyone know of any online lettering tutorials that are worth a look?

    Ive quite got into lettering, but as its not something ive done for awhile, Im a bit rusty and all my letters keep coming out the same.

    Any advice is cool!

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    Just keep sketchng until the flow of your hand starts to take over.

    I will sometimes write out the words I need over and over until I'm happy.

    -loco

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    Quote Originally Posted by loco View Post
    Just keep sketchng until the flow of your hand starts to take over.

    I will sometimes write out the words I need over and over until I'm happy.

    -loco
    same here, just get a big sheet of paper and write it over and over until you like one.
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    better than online crap, look for old speedball lettering annuals. they're amazing. ebay, bookshops, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberryluna View Post
    better than online crap, look for old speedball lettering annuals. they're amazing. ebay, bookshops, etc.
    i letter rather than doodling during boring ass corporate meetings

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    Calligraphy books and maybe even a calliraphy class.

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    Old Calligraphy books and a chisel point pencil or pen. That's how I taught myself calligraphy when I was in junior high, it made me appreciate lettering more.

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    adverts, old magazines and books, building signs

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    Although I am far from an artist, there's a lot on this site that inspires me to practice hand lettering - worth a look for sure.

    The Original Letterheads Web Site--Hand Lettering Basics Part 1

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    Thanks for all the tips everyone!

    Ive already started doodleing lettering at my desk at work when i get a quiet minute...when ever that happens!

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