Rope lettering step by step

Rope Lettering

A special form of ribbon lettering is the so-called rope lettering. I developed this form of lettering for a maritime hand lettering and was amazed how well it worked out. So I created this step by step guide which allows you to create fancy rope letterings by yourself! Using ropes as a blueprint At the … Read more

3D Lettering: Eight awesome techniques at a glance

3D Lettering techniques

Hand letterings with 3D effects practically jump at the viewer. Your lettering comes to life! There is a whole range of brilliant techniques to get depth into your letterings. In this article I will show you them. Almost all of them. From easy to difficult! Overview You want to achieve a certain result but you … Read more

Lettering numbers: How to draw them properly

Lettering numbers

Of course you can also use numbers and figures in your hand letterings! Unfortunately, they are not given much attention in most manuals. Therefore, in this article I would like to show you the basic stroke pattern for hand lettering numbers and inspire you with some styles. Furthermore, I will show you a kind of … Read more

How to create outstanding ribbon letterings

Ribbon Lettering Guide

Colorful ribbon letterings have a highly dynamic and haptic effect. The creation of realistic ribbons is a lot of fun but not easy. That’s why you will find detailed ribbon lettering instructions here! With the right tips and techniques, you will be able to create fantastic ribbons by yourself. What you need Brush pens* with … Read more

How to create watercolor backgrounds (3 simple methods)

Watercolor backgrounds

Watercolors are perfect as background for your hand and brush letterings. What sounds simple, however, requires one or two tricks. In this tutorial I show you how to create great watercolor backgrounds. With brush pens, brushes or watercolor crayons. For watercolor techniques you should also use appropriate (watercolor) paper. Only the first method also works … Read more

Brush Lettering Guide – Learn how to brush letter step by step

Brush Lettering Guide

Brush lettering is one of the most beautiful and exciting techniques when it comes to hand lettering. The look of a brush lettering is so characteristic that you just have to learn it. In this guide I will show you exactly how to learn brush lettering and how to avoid typical mistakes. What is brush … Read more

Hand Lettering Guide – How to master handwritten fonts step by step

Hand Lettering Guide

This is the most basic guide to start hand lettering. It’s all you need if you want to learn lettering with a normal pen (pencil, pointball pen, fineliner, felt-tip pen). In this guide I will use a pencil to show you every step. If you learn and practice the basics of this tutorial, every other … Read more

Inner 3D hand lettering

Inner 3D Lettering

In this tutorial I will show you how you can create an awesome unique 3d effect. It will look as if the letters went deep into the paper. What you need Kraft paper* (optional, but it increases the effect) Fineliner black* Gel pen white* Brush pens with different shades of grey* Create your hand lettering … Read more