Hand lettering is not something that I feel accomplished in at all, but it is something that I like to practise every now and again. I have a calligraphy pen and some brush pens, but you can start hand lettering with a simple ball point pen. It’s really about making words look pretty.
If this is something that you would like to try here are tools that I have used, courses I’d recommend, online and offline and printable resources for practising.
If you can get to London then Quill London run in person workshops in modern calligraphy, I’ve done a taster with them and use their modern calligraphy paper sheet guide for following the letter shapes.
Similarly Teri from the Lovely Drawer runs brush lettering workshops in London.
Kelly Creates has free practise brush lettering worksheets and online courses
Another place for free brush lettering worksheets is little coffee fox
You can also use normal markers on my pinterest board there are tutorials for using thick crayola markers and I use crayola brush pens:
Also these come recommended:
Quill London have a very reasonable calligraphy starter kit here:
You may like to practise hand lettering just for the fun and relaxation of it, but you could also use it to letter cards, envelopes, or place names. No matter how skilled you are at it, if you make someone’s name look pretty and scripty, they will appreciate the effort.
Instagram accounts to inspire
For further inspiration you might enjoy following these Instagram accounts of letterers that have it down!