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Hey everyone! Want to practice your brush lettering skills? Here's a new video showing you how to do just that, while using the free cursive handwriting worksheets I shared last week.
Brush Lettering Basics: Upstrokes and Downstrokes
First and foremost, it's important to know that brush lettering differs from regular handwriting because of the varying weights of your stroke.
Upstrokes are light, and downstrokes are heavy.
Not sure where to get started with brush lettering?
The Getting Started with Brush Lettering e-book was designed to be a guide for brush lettering beginners—for those of you who want to dive into brush lettering but have no idea where to start. This comprehensive guide will get you started with an in-depth look at materials, practice strokes, drills, and next steps for your passion.
Practice: Draw the Entire Alphabet
You can use the cursive handwriting worksheets in a variety of ways. First, it may help to trace the entire page so you can get a feel of which styles you like versus which ones you don't like.
When tracing, remember to apply pressure to your downstrokes and ease up on pressure for your upstrokes and crossbars.
You can see how using a brush pen transforms your cursive styles to beautiful brush letters!
Practice: Draw One Letter Over and Over
To help develop your brush lettering skills, it also helps to practice letters over and over again until they're committed to your memory.
Practicing this way will help you develop your own hand lettering style over time, because you'll quickly be drawn to one style of letter over another, and soon you'll have your own library of go-to letters that work beautifully together.
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