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Hand Lettering for Total Beginners

Handlettering for total beginners If you always wanted to start with hand lettering, and create great designs for your projects but you didn't found the flo...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 41m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Handlettering for total beginners 

If you always wanted to start with hand lettering, and create great designs for your projects but you didn’t found the flow right away, if you want to jump into the next level of hand lettering skills or if you just want to learn a productive workflow for your design projects, this class is for you!

Tanja has spent many years teaching total beginners. In serveral offline classes, she gained experience with the needs of creatives, who love creating and illustrating but who don’t know where to start. This class, gives you a professional workflow to improve your work and a lot of motivation to go on practising. You learn to reflect, control and adjust your work in a highly understandable way.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • a productive and fun sketching workflow
  • the basics of typography
  • a technique to design letterings in faux calligraphy
  • to stay openminded for all your ideas
  • to avoid frustration
  • the (open) secrets of a good and balanced lettering design
  • techniques you can apply to any drawing project

You will be creating a finished design, that you may work out with any of your favourite media, the process is your project.

Even if you have some experience in hand lettering, you will find some new tricks and tips that could approve your workflow. 

Get your extra boost of motivation! 

You will learn

Your class project is a finished hand lettering design. Just one word to keep it simple. You will learn to enjoy the sketching process and to trust your instincts and ideas to create a great design.

Materials and resources:

  • pencil and eraser
  • simple copy paper
  • tracing paper (I am using white sandwich paper, because it is cheap and that allows me to mess things up – a lot – and to work without pressure)
  • fancy paper to work out your lettering – I am using a cold pressed watercolor paper with fine grain

Some worksheets you can print out HERE

or use this Link for Google Drive


Here is my Pinterest lettering moodboard for you


There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Creative knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the Hand Lettering for Total Beginners course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $Free trial, then $32/month.

Does the Hand Lettering for Total Beginners course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

There is no money-back guarantee with Skillshare, but you can start with a free one-week trial to learn without risk. With the subscription, you can download classes to your tablet or phone using the Skillshare app.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

At the moment we couldn't find any available scholarship forHand Lettering for Total Beginners, but you can access more than 30 thousand classes for $8/month on Skillshare, including this one!

Who is the instructor? Is Tanja Meyer a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Tanja Meyer has created 1 courses that got 12 reviews which are generally positive. Tanja Meyer has taught 333 students and received a 4.8 average review out of 12 reviews. Depending on the information available, Tanja Meyer is a TRUSTED instructor.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 41m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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