A Beginner’s Guide To The Basics Of Lettering

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Course Description:

Embark on a creative journey with Shelby Abrahamsen as she introduces you to the fascinating world of lettering in this comprehensive course. Discover how letters can be transformed into artistic expressions, going beyond mere writing and delving deep into an art form that has been cherished for centuries.

In this class, we’ll explore different materials suitable for lettering, emphasizing that creativity knows no bounds – use what you have at hand! We will also demystify the differences between typography and lettering while introducing three main families: script, serif, and sans-serif.

We’ll dive deeper into understanding the anatomy of letters – from baseline to ascender line – highlighting their impact on shaping your unique style. Learn about proper posture and arm movement essential for smooth strokes. Finally, get hands-on experience through various drills designed to help build consistency in your work.

What You Will Learn:

  • The difference between typography & lettering
  • An introduction to script, serif & sans-serif letter families
  • Understanding letter anatomy
  • Importance of consistency in lettering
  • Proper posture & arm movement techniques
  • Hands-on experience through various drills

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Paper (dot grid is recommended, avoid blank paper)
  • Writing utensil (bullet tip pen is recommended, no brush pens)

Meet Your Instructor:

Shelby Abrahamsen

Blogger at LittleCoffeeFox.com

This Is A Live Class Replay:

This is an edited replay of a Foxsy Live Class. If you’re interested in interacting directly with instructors, check out the upcoming Live Class schedule.

What’s In This Class?

  • 1 Video
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 53 minutes

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Avatar Melissa Thompson
Posted 3 weeks ago
Great Launching Point

This was great information to get me started and excited for more.

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