Hand lettering is a trendy hobby right now – and rightfully so. Requiring little more than a pen and paper, hand lettering is accessible to everyone. Read on for how to teach yourself how to hand letter.
I’ve mentioned a few times recently about my new obsession: hand lettering. It’s fun, let’s me get out some of my creativity and is an easy way for me to turn off my brain. Not to mention, it’s cheap – you truly just need a pen or pencil and paper to make something pretty. Hand lettering seems to be pretty trendy right now. It’s seen in advertising, there are extremely popular books explaining how to accomplish the style, and entire blogs and Instagrams devoted to the art. But how hard could it be to teach yourself how to hand letter?
When I first sparked an interest in learning to hand letter, I did some research and poured over Pinterest tutorials, blog posts, and supply lists. All of them were gorgeous and perfect – not a line out of place. And you know what? It was extremely intimidating. Never would I ever reach their level of what I declared to be perfection. Nothing seemed simple or attainable. Eventually, I picked up a few tips and tricks that I found to be helpful, wasted pages and pages and pages of paper practicing, and made some vague progress towards looking like the pros.