Looking to get started with hand lettering? You don’t need to be an artist or someone who has to have major drawing skills – you just need a little help. Included here are tips, supplies, and free practice sheets for brush lettering, calligraphy, and bounce lettering!
Get Started with Hand Lettering
Hand lettering is one of the most rewarding hobbies I’ve ever taken on and honestly, it’s also one of the most relaxing. I can practice or create anywhere, using pencil and paper, brush lettering pens, or digital tools.
I’ve created artwork for the house, cards for friends and family, and even used my designs on some products I sell. There is no end to how one can create with lettering.
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Supplies and Courses for Hand Lettering Beginners
If you want to get started with hand lettering, let me tell you simply that you don’t need a lot to start lettering as a hobby or a business. In fact, I started with my daughter’s pencil and some copy paper!
Get my list of beginner hand lettering supplies including my favorite digital lettering tool, my paper preferences, and so much more.
Psst: this short list includes the hands-down best water brush for brush lettering AND my favorite digital drawing tablet. I really like both traditional and digital styles.
Monthly Prompts for Hand Lettering, Crafts, and Doodling
Each of the monthly prompts for hand lettering includes a practice workbook with three different lettering styles. They are great for practicing new styles or perfecting traditional hand-lettering and design fonts.
To access the monthly prompts, go to our Exclusive Hand-Lettering Bonuses Page. Note: you must have the password (available to all subscribers).
If you don’t have the password, sign up here to receive the once-weekly newsletter from Ruffles and Rain Boots. It’s fun, full of creativity, and freebies.
Alphabet Practice Sheets for Hand Lettering, Crafts, and Doodling
Focusing on popular modern calligraphy, brush lettering, and bounce lettering styles, these free hand lettering practice sheets take you through all letters of the English alphabet to hone your lettering skills.
To access the alphabet practice sheets, go to our Exclusive Hand-Lettering Bonuses Page. Note: you must have the password (available to all subscribers at the bottom of any email I send).
If you don’t have the password, sign up here to receive the once-weekly newsletter.
The Best Books to Learn Brush Lettering, Calligraphy, and More
We don’t learn in a vacuum. If you want to get started with hand lettering and learn like I do, check out my list of the best books to learn hand lettering, brush lettering, and doodling.
This is one of my favorite new hand-lettering books and I sincerely hope she puts out another. If you’re new to hand-lettering, she is a master.
Update: my favorite books are coming soon! I’m working on 2 new hand-lettering books right now. Also, one of the original books I used to learn is no longer in print. I’ll update this soon.