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Beginners Practice for Letterform Construction

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Lesson for Begginers - Getting Started!
The foundation you need for Hand Lettering!

In this hand lettering beginners-friendly lesson,
James teaches how to draw the basic strokes.

Before proceeding to create an original art piece,
James believes that it is necessary to have a good foundation.

You will start by learning how to draw a grid.
Learning how to create a layout grid,
allows you to practice hand lettering wherever you are.

In the last half of the lesson, you will practice making "strokes".
"Stroke" is a line written with a single stem or curve.

Alphabet letters are made out of several strokes. Therefore focusing on each stroke is essential in order to draw beautiful and well-balanced letters.

The purpose of this lesson is to help you master these strokes.

You will learn the tips on how to draw straight lines and curves beautifully.

And there is more. You will learn:

◆What you need to pay attention to in order to make a nice stroke.
◆The best angle to hold your pen.
◆How much practice is enough for mastering the strokes?

among many other tips!

This is the place to start for beginners!

Once you master the basic strokes,
you will be able to write well-balanced words in English.

This is the first step in creating your own original hand lettering piece.

When you master the fundamentals, you will be able to go deeper into the techniques of the Art of Hand Lettering.

Once you master this lesson, your next stop is:
Lowercase Letter Construction
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