Practicing Painting Lettering

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I’ve been practicing! The other day I copied an alphabet from a book (2x). Today I wrote “hello” many times! It’s interesting what you learn by doing, especially when you keep repeating something.

Here’s what I’ve learned:

  • Too much coffee makes my hand and my letters shaky
  • Light touch – thin line, more pressure – thicker line. I learned this from watching this video.
  • Painting downward is easier than upward
  • The brush needs to be wet enough. I re-dip before each letter.
  • Paint in sure strokes. I wish I could remember where I got this tip from. It is so true. When I hesitate it shows.

I practiced the alphabet below from the book, “Hand Lettering for crafts” by Sandra Salamony. The book was helpful because it showed what part of the letter to paint first and what direction to paint each part in.
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12 thoughts on “Practicing Painting Lettering

      1. Now that would be interesting. ha
        Thank you so much! You’re very kind. (-: I’m working on a novel right now and my blog is basically to introduce my writing and build a readership. I love to share with people. Writing is my passion.

  1. Your hellos look fantastic! Beautiful practice. Keep going. Try all different brushes and pens! You can get some fun results. And yes, I can’t do lettering after coffee either haha. Too shaky!

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