The best way to learn any new skill is to do it often and on a consistant basis. Tracing letters is not cheating. It’s training your muscles to remember certain shapes, and it’s perfect for a quick warmup before you do any freehand lettering.
I love me some Apple products, I have quite a few, so of course I was very intrigued when the pro came out with the Apple pencil, but of course it comes at a hefty price. And the first year I just could’t justify spending that much money on “a toy”.
Little did I know, this thing turned into my business MUST HAVE.
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like extra money in their bank account?
You do? I knew it!
Let me give you some advice, or more like…”This is what worked for me, you’re welcome to try it out”.
There’s a lot of talk from seasoned artists about leaving Etsy and having their own shop on their website or Shopify. The issue comes down to seller fees.
But, if you are a beginner, Etsy is the best thing for you. Heck, I still use it and I have no plans of leaving anytime soon.
Are you looking to expand you lettering skills beyond the simple drills and simple strokes? Many beginners get stuck in the endless loop of practicing simple strokes, over and over. And while that is perfectly fine and something I highly recommend, I believe we need to step out of our comfort zone and explore something a bit more difficult.
If you are considering selling your art, offering creative services or starting a small business you probably have some sort of big idea of what it will be like.
You see others doing it and maybe you want to try it too, or you really need extra income, or you're cluttering your home with art and need to sell it.
Whatever your reasons, you need to prepare yourself for some failure.
There's no easy way to say this, you will make mistakes, and that's OK!
I made thousands of them before I even make one sale. And I'm still making them to this day. Everyone does, no one is perfect.
Now on SKILLSHARE! Wohoo!
Are you ready to start making money with your lettering?
The starving artist mentality is dying off, now with the rise of the internet and online shopping even a hobbyist like you can make some extra income, heck, you can even start a whole lettering business right from the comfort of your own home. It's what I did.
Here are a couple ways to look at it, you can either custom make each piece or you can make it once, digitize it, and sell prints, mugs, apparel, and much much more.
My favorite thing to do with a water brush is...
To fill it with liquid watercolor paint and watch it create magic. I love these Pentel brushes, it seems like they can do everything I need them to, and are great to take with you if you’re traveling. Or just sitting on the couch lol.
In today's quick video, I will show you just how easy it is to go from one color to the next using a water brush.