Hand Lettering Series - Part 3 - Lower Case 1 of 2

Saturday, September 22, 2018

It's been a while since I've posted here on the blog, sadly! But it's for goo reason; I've been working really hard on my art and growing that part of my career, and working on getting the rest of the videos in my Hand Lettering Series ready for you guys! In this post I will start showing you Lower Case Brush Lettering starting with the half of the alphabet that has Ascenders and Descenders. Confused? Well, watch the video to learn all about it...

If you've just found this blog through this post and are looking for the rest of the tutorials in this series, you can find Hand Lettering Part 1 - Basic Strokes here, and Hand Lettering Part 2 - Terminology & Basic Caps here. In addition to those two posts, I also have a Faux Calligraphy tutorial as well, which is where I recommend you start if you are new to hand lettering. It'll help you familiarize yourself with the idea of thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes, which is the biggest thing to remember in hand lettering!

If you're here from YouTube and you're looking for the Printable Worksheets, you can find those below the video frame here on this page. Now, for anyone who's here for the tutorial, let's get into that video, and read below to find recommended tools and materials for your hand lettering journey!


Click the link provided below to get the first part of the lower case lettering worksheets. When downloading the worksheets you will be brought to a screen that has a list of all the files (worksheets) in the folder - just click the download icon (looks like an arrow pointing down to a horizontal line) in the upper right corner of the screen. If you get an error that reads "Whoops! There was a problem with the preview." you'll still see a download icon directly below that message, click on that! I believe you will also have the option to print the sheet directly from that screen (printer icon to left of download icon) if you'd rather not download it at all and just print it.

WORKSHEETS for Lower Case Alphabet - Ascender & Descender Letters

If you have an issues downloading or printing the worksheets, let me know by leaving a comment on this post. I'll fix it as quickly as I can!



Some of these tools in this list I use in this video, some I may use in future videos in this series, and some I recommend as additional options you may like for practicing your lettering, but all are tools that I do like, and are great for beginners and as you get better and better as well. You definitely don't have to buy all of them and I've listed similar tools of different brands and prices for you to decide what you feel you'd like best. You will need at least one type of brush pen, one type of paper, and if you use water brushes rather than markers, you'll need to choose between inks or watercolours for your pigment. Obviously you can try as many tools as you like to find what you prefer; you may like something different than I do.
Derwent Water Brush - Small {CAN link} |  Derwent Water Brush - Small {US link} (my preferred size)*
Pentel Water Brushes - 3 Pack {CAN link} |  Pentel Water Brushes - 3 Pack {US link} - 3 Pack
Crayola Washable Watercolour Set - 24 Colours {CAN link} (super, super inexpensive option for practicing) | US readers try your local Walmart, Amazon doesn't have this exact set but does have others 

Rhodia Dot Pad No.19 {CAN link} |  Rhodia Dot Pad No.19 {US link} - *
Rhodia Graph Pad No.19 {CAN link} |  Rhodia Graph Pad No.19 {US link}
Cambridge Graph Pad {CAN link} |  Cambridge Graph Pad {US link}

* = Shown in the video.

That's it for the post and the first half of Part 3 of this Hand Lettering Series. Keep an eye out for the second half, the rest of the lower case letters, coming real shortly here on the blog!

Sam ♡

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