Hand Lettering Guide: What is it and How to Start Part Two
What do I Need For Hand Lettering?
It’s crucial to have the right materials if you want to be successful with hand lettering. If you use the wrong paper or an unsuitable pen, you won’t enjoy practicing and you’ll end up with disappointing results.
That’s why we’ve listed here all the hand lettering materials you’ll need as a hand lettering newbie, to enable you to practice different styles and design great phrases.
Coated paper: your hand lettering pencils, fine liners and markers will always perform best on coated paper. A smooth surface allows your pencil to glide fluidly and makes it easier to draw straight and precise lines.
We recommend that you use coated paper for printing, even when you’re printing out practice sheets from our downloads section.
Geometry set square and ruler: a geometry set square and/or ruler will help you draw in guide lines and grids, to ensure that your phrase looks straight and symmetrical.
Pencil: an HB pencil is the right hardness grade sketching your phrase. Take care not to press too hard when you’re sketching, so that you don’t leave unsightly pressure marks behind when you run out your sketch lines.
Erase: an eraser allows you to rub out your sketched lines, grids and letters once you’ve finished your piece. Only do this when the ink from your coloured lettering pens is completely dry, so as to avoid creating ugly streaks.
You can use the methods above to design your own attractive flyer printing, as people will be attracted by this beautiful piece of art.