A Simple Hand Lettering Process for Beginners
Start by drawing the “skeleton". The skeleton is a loose sketch to plan the basic layout.
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Sketch light, short marks so it's easy to erase. This part doesn't need to be perfect at all
It’s time to add body & shape. You can adjust anything you didn't love about the skeleton sketch
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Notice how I'm building around all sides of the skeleton, not sticking to it exactly
Time to add weight and ink! Start with a thin black pen or marker to outline, I like size 01 Microns
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Switch to a thicker marker, like a black Sharpie, to fill in large areas
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Switch back to a Micron to get the small corners and edges
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Time to add decoration. Try interesting outlines or inline decoration, like dashes
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Take your time! My clips are sped up a lot. Most importantly, it doesn't need to be perfect.
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