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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Practicing Painting Lettering

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hello
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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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

12 thoughts on “Practicing Painting Lettering

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  2. It’s the same with learning to sketch. Just keep practices. Your writing is gorgeous!

  3. 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!

  4. Well, “Hellllooo!” Very nice typography, and with a brush, no less. Well done!

  5. Hello to you! How have you been? Thank you for the compliment! 🙂

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