Here a mark, there a letter, everywhere a blank canvas just waiting to be marked on! With this free eBook, you’ll be armed with an incredible set of writing techniques and lettering styles that will have you doodling, drawing, and marking all your art! When you grab this free collection you’ll meet our expert artists, and dive into each fun and unique technique.
Whether you are new to lettering or not, you’ll love the two-part handwriting tutorial from Sarah Anne DiNardo. Inside you’ll get the inside scoop on supplies, and learn how to inspire your digits to start creating handwriting styles and marks of your very own. Next, join Joanne Sharpe for a colorful adventure with blendable markers and hand painted letters. Finally, explore the raw, immediate, artful expression of graffiti hand lettering styles with Lisa Engelbrecht. Be warned, mark making art can be addicting, and once you start, you’ll be adding marks to everything.
Start your own Love Affair with Letters with a helpful two part handwriting tutorial. Learn the ABCs of materials and supplies you’ll need, how to get started, and then tips for how and where to practice hand lettering styles. Next you’ll learn all about Making Magic with Markers, including an introduction to hand painted letters using markers and color. Finally, give Graffiti Lettering a try and get even more mark making ideas for your art journals and more. Grab your pens, markers, and your copy of this free eBook to start creating your own mark making art masterpieces.
Project 1: Hand Lettering Tutorial
A Love Affair with Letters: Part One by Sarah Anne DiNardo
There is something to be said about a handwritten letter, especially when creating a personal and unique item. For Sarah, text has been a constant source of exploration and inspiration. Armed with her creativity she has developed dozens of alphabets that now live in sketchbooks, patiently waiting to be used. In part one of this two part hand lettering tutorial, she covers all the basics. From finding you perfect pen, to what to start doodling on, you’ll discover all you need to know to begin the process of hand lettering.
Project 2: Handwriting Tutorial
A Love Affair with Letters: Part Two by Sarah Anne DiNardo
In the second part of this hand lettering tutorial, you’ll learn how to find your style and begin creating your own hand lettering fonts. You dive into line, shape and texture of different hand lettering styles, as well as fun and interesting ways to practice and perfect.
Project 3: Hand Painted Letters and Marks
Making Magic with Markers: A Study in Color by Joanne Sharpe
Even as a professional artist, Joanne finds good old-fashioned coloring relaxing and artistically gratifying, especially with the right tools. In this tutorial, she introduces you to Copic markers and the benefits to adding coloring back into your life. She then walks you through a basic study in creating hand painted letters and coloring artfully using these materials. You are sure love her coloring tips and fun approach to mark making art!
Project 4: Hand Lettering Styles
Graffiti Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht
If you live in or near a big city you’ve seen graffiti, though you can often find graffiti in many other places as well. But have you noticed the graffiti masterpieces popping up everywhere? Well mixed-media artist Lisa did, and she was inspired by their raw, artful expression. In a less mischievous manner, she began creating graffiti lettering on her art, and developed her own process for these lettering styles. In this hand lettering tutorial, she shares all her tips for graffiti lettering, even walking you step by step to creating your first piece of art.
This tutorial is packed fulled of exciting tips and inspiration.
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