Create Interesting Hand Lettering w/ Guides
Let's experiment with cap-height, x-height, & baseline guides for more interesting hand lettering!
Choose a word that has plenty of horizontal crossbars for this experiment. Letters like HAPYRBG
Use a tall x-height, about 1/3 down from cap-height, to make skinny letters that look tall & spooky
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Use a curved x-height for something unexpected. Experiment with what works best here for your word
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This time try a curved baseline. This is perfect for making a word curve around an illustration
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Next time your lettering feels stale, get back to basics and use guides to sketch and experiment!