Ever feel doubtful about your hand lettering? You lose your confidence and think you suck? Try my trick. I do this all the time to, basically, make myself feel better. Because if I let my lack of confidence take over I’ll never progress.
As beginners we want to be perfect right away, believe me, I thought I was. But among many struggles and self-doubt comes the shaky brush stroke. You know, when you want to create smooth upstrokes or nice downstrokes but your hand seems to be vibrating. Yup, that's it. That's the shaky hand.
There can be many reasons why this happens, but, if you don't have any health issues that could be causing this, I have a list of 3 reasons why your hand might be shaky.
I’ve got a fun and colorful tutorial for you today to go along with the 2018 Watercolor and Lettering Challenge.
I’m gonna show you how to go from a sketch to this finished watercolor piece, creating this colorful gradual rainbow effect.
Want to learn brush calligraphy or brush lettering?
Have you been practicing with brush markers but just can't get the strokes right?
Are you confused and don't know what to do?
You need to start with the right tools. If you start with the wrong or advanced tools, that you don't know how to use, you may give up too early and miss the opportunity to create something beautiful.
When was the last time you saw beautiful lettering and decided that it was too hard for you and you couldn't possibly learn it?
Well, I'm here to tell you that you are wrong. I'm not gonna lie, it takes
A LOT of practice. But, you can totally learn brush lettering.
All you need to do is start, practice and you will see the progress.
Let's kick off the new year with a new challenge. Instead of setting another resolution that we most likely won't follow through with, let's just focus on what we already love. Lettering! Oh, and of course watercolors!
You will learn everything from forming letters, color blending, floral illustration and more. And how will you be learning this? By practicing of course.
There will be monthly themes, but no specific words to letter, that will be up to you. Instead, the theme will focus on an area of watercolor lettering you need to work on.