Recently we were sent a new hand lettering book to review, “Lettering For Absolute Beginners Workbook” authored by Danielle Stringer. This book is a lettering workbook and perfect for the beginner! I am sharing a breakdown of the sections of the book and how it can help you learn to hand letter. It’s the perfect time to learn something new. Right?!
If you are new here, I love hand lettering and layout, making chalkboard signs, using hand lettering for decor, writing in my art journal or for journaling… I have always wanted to have gorgeous writing and hand lettering. I know from experience, it takes practice. This book has plenty of workbook pages for you to practice right in it! Looking for projects to make?
The book designed to teach you how to create pretty hand lettering, faux calligraphy. No special tools required and the author shares the basic tools you will need to get started. Which can be as simple as a pen or pencil to get started.
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Hand Lettering Book
“Lettering For The Absolute Beginners”
Have you ever wanted hand lettering worksheets? And to practice hand lettering? This book with clear instructions could be the book for you! The book also includes several DIY step-by-step projects.
- For my hand lettering on chalkboards
- For small mistakes use Q-tips.
- Chalkola is one of our favorite brands.
- You can also use chalk pencils for outlining your lettering and calligraphy (for layout and design) for your (black chalkboard surface) chalkboard art.
- If you work on a white chalkboard surface use these chalk pencils.
- For tracing lettering or patterns use carbon paper and a pencil (but, don’t press down too hard).
Hand Lettering Practice
Learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases and bible verses. (which are perfect for journaling) There are several styles of the alphabet. First practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes.
How to learn hand lettering?
The workbook covers the basics for learning how to hand letter –
- The basics such as supplies – types of pencils, pens, gel pens, paint pens, chalk pens, chalk, charcoal pencils, pencil sharpeners…
- Surfaces to work on. (chalkboards/ chalkboard signs) (gift tags) (gift bags)…
- Where to start with hand lettering.
- Spacing and smoothing out.
- There are 5 alphabet styles covered in the book.
- Learning bounce, learning where to lift the pen when writing. The hidden transitions, obvious transitions.
- And countless pages of practice sheets!
- Bonus, a few written out things ready to trace and frame.
- All this along with step by step instructions for home decor, signs, gift tags, gift bags, and chalkboard signs.
Whether you are ready to learn hand lettering for a hobby or to get serious about hand lettering this is a great starter book for learning lettering and calligraphy.
My thoughts on the book
I am not an absolute beginner and found helpful information and resources, lettering styles, and practice pages in the book for advancing my hand lettering techniques. This book will not be for the advanced hand lettering student. It is the perfect book for the beginner or beginner/early intermediate skill level. Above is one of the sayings in the book that I hand-lettered and chalk art that I added above it.
The book is available for preview and purchase on Amazon – “Lettering For The Absolute Beginners Workbook“
Are you interested in more ways to self-study or accelerate your learning – Online classes for hand lettering? Online classes for calligraphy?
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