What is Hand lettering? + How YOU Can Get Started!

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Here’s what hand lettering is and how YOU can do it. Yes, you.

I see you, girl. 

You see those beautiful fonts floating around Pinterest and you realize: Someone had to make those. But how?

You’ve heard of hand lettering, but like…. what is it?

You see the super mega awesome art on the Instagram explore page, and you’re like: What magician drew this?

I totally feel you. I was there.

Now on to the awesome part: I decided to wrap all those questions into a blog post, so here you go!

  • This is what hand lettering is. 


Hand lettering = you, making beautiful art out of words, however you want. Hand lettering = you going crazy with your favorite quotes and turning them into masterpieces.

  • How? 

Listen close, because this is the key to awesome calligraphy: THICK DOWNSTROKES, thin upstrokes. 

Go grab a marker. Like, a Crayola marker. That’s all you need to get started, isn’t that awesome?!

Now draw a letter. Push down harder when you go down. Press lighter when you go up.

If you need an example, click this link to go take a look at an Instagram post that I made for my awesome followers😉


  • Is it really that easy?


No. No, it’s not. It’s going to take a little practice, (or maybe a lot) and some willpower on your part. But that’s okay. Because I believe you totally got this! So go grab a whole big box of markers and go crazy!!


Now it’s your turn, beautiful soul!

Are you super excited to get started? Do you have any tips for me on what to add?

        What do you want me to write next? Leave it in the comments below! I would LOVE to hear from you!

It would totally make my day💗 


Author Lydia

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