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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Just Dabble | Hand Lettering



As we've discussed before, I'm a bit of a dabbler. I dabble in writing, reading, blogging, running, hiking, hand lettering, cooking, photography... those are just the ones that I can think of at the moment. 

Now I'm sure that some people would say that dabbling is bad. That you should just pick a hobby (maybe 2 if you're feeling crazy!) and stick with those, instead of wandering all over the map.
I respectfully disagree.
I think that if you're interested in it, then you have every right to try it out. You can play around with a new hobby or interest, no matter what your age. 

Sometimes, maybe most of the time, the hardest part is giving yourself permission.
The second hardest part is figuring out where to start.

That's where this series comes in :)

In these posts, I'll be showing you some resources you can use to get started in various hobbies and what you can do to get better. 

Because if you want to do it, you should.

So today I'm going to be sharing some resources for Hand Lettering. 

The first thing I did when I wanted to get into Hand Lettering, was to look at a bunch of other people's hand lettering, and then try to mimic it. I pinned a lot of fonts on Pinterest and used them to create.

All you really need is a pen, pencil, or marker and some paper. You do not need fancy brush lettering markers or calligraphy pens. Not when you're just getting started. Obviously, you can start with those, but don't feel like you need those to start.
Just start.




These are some of my early handlettering. All I used was paper and sharpies. You can do this! :)


Here are some of my favorite blogs about hand lettering:



Beyond tutorials and looking at fonts, it's great to get inspired by looking at other people's work. Here are some of my favorite Lettering Instagram accounts:

@itskateshandwriting
@calligrabasics
@wednesdaywelldesign
@tombowusa
@deepwaterstudio


Remember,

Comparison is the thief of joy


It's not going to be perfect the first time. Anytime you're learning something new, you make mistakes.
And that's ok.
It's ok if it's hard. It doesn't mean that you're bad at it.
Give yourself permission and space to learn.

You've got this! Go Dabble!

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