Hand Lettering Lesson & Challenge
Week 2 Check -In
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Week 2 Hand Lettering Challenge Check-in. Have you pick up your FREE workbook for week 2? If not go ahead and grab it now —-> Week 2 Workbook Pages & Here are the Practice Pages ——-> Week 2 practice pages
If you downloaded one earlier this week…..Have you been practicing? I hope so!
This week we talked about Serif & Sans Serif. Do you Remember the difference?
Serif’ has a little “tail” and Sans Serif is clean and straight. We also went over some suggestions for when to use each one. Then we looked at a few different styles of cursive writing. There are SO many more out there! Do so research and try to copy as many as you can. Find the one that feels the most natural to you. Remember, it isn’t supposed to look like calligraphy yet, just plain cursive. We will get there soon though I promise!
Our challenge quote for this week was from Nelson Mandela. “It is always impossible until it is done.” I love that quote and it definitely rings true! Make sure you post your challenge quote WRITTEN IN JUST PLAIN OLD CURSIVE (any of the variations is fine) if you want to enter to win the 25$ gift certificate to Embraced Grace for this weekend. Make sure you tag me WHEREVER you want to post it! #beckyfaulkner #Learn2LetterChallengewk2 (see more info at the bottom of the page).
So your main goal now is to PRACTICE EVERY DAY! You need to make sure you are practicing BOTH print and cursive. Don’t try to get fancy or even specific with the measurements or placement. Just practice writing clearly and letting your hand start to build up it’s muscle memory. I wasn’t sure I bought into that at first but I promise, it is true. The more you practice the SAME THING over and over, the easier it will get. There’s no way to do anything crazy creative without having a good foundation!
OK so that being said…. Let’s get started dressing up the letters! 🙂
Here is one of the first videos I watched forever ago, when I decided I wanted to really learn how to do this. I love her stuff! Check her out and subscribe. This video show’s you ONE trick that you can use to do a BUNCH of fonts. Sometimes the simple things are the ones that make the difference!
Check out the video HERE, then come back for some more practice!
Here is a picture of the same quote written with this simple technique. Each word has a different variation. It doesn’t take much!
She mentioned drawing height lines. We will get more into that next Monday when we talk about the tools I use for all of my lettering. She is doing her work on a blank piece of paper. You have THIS extra sheet to do practice on. I recommend using it as you write ALL of the time, for now anyway. See how many ways you can come up with to write this quote. Use a different one for each of the words. Then POST IT BELOW so I can see! I bet you can come up with a dozen more than I can! I told you, not many creative bones in my body. 🙂
Now you have LOTS to practice. I know it’s hard to go slow but these are the most important skills to learn. Here’s your Homework until Monday!
- Practice PRINTING!
- Try writing your CURSIVE (in any style you like) everyday!
- Work on the technique we learned today (adding weight to the LEFT side of the letter)
AND DON’T FORGET TO POST YOUR WORK & TAG ME FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 25$ GIFT CERTIFICATE TO EMBRACED GRACE 🙂
ANYONE WHO POSTS & TAG’S ME ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER, WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR
25$ GIFT CERTIFICATE TO Embraced Grace Creations!
Winner will be announced in next week’s newsletter (that will come to your inbox Monday Mornings if you are subscribed!) That means you have from Now until Sunday Night at 12am to post & tag me!
Want another chance to win? POST AGAIN WITH A NEW CREATION (on facebook, instagram, or twitter).