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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to Hand Lettering for Beginners. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of hand lettering and how to apply these techniques to create final pieces of art. This course will have you designing your own hand lettering with ease and precision.

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1.1 Introduction

Hello, my name is Katie Moody, and I'll be teaching your Beginner's Guide to Hand Lettering. In this course, you'll learn the basics of hand lettering, the difference between this and calligraphy, standard brush strokes and pen control. You'll learn how to create letter forms and how to apply them to create your own hand lettered alphabet in your own style. By the end of this course, you'll be able to apply what you've learned to create two beautiful finished pieces of typography and how your ideas can go from concept to final artwork. The Internet is a great source of inspiration and a great place to get ideas for styling as well as quotes to letter. You can even get hand lettering inspiration from fonts, as well as pairing these digitally with your final lettering pieces. We'll cover this in a second project at the end of this course. Invato Elements has a great library of assets that include fonts. You can see here some of the examples that are a great starting point. There are so many talented lettering artists, and a huge community on Pinterest and Instagram. One of my favorites is Jessica Hische who has also written an excellent book that I recommend checking out to learn the more in-depth details of lettering and typography called, In Progress. If this makes you feel excited and eager to learn the ropes, you're in the right place. Let's get started.

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