Hand Lettering ~ Paulene from Leen Machine Paper Studio is here today to share with you a tutorial on hand lettering. Hand lettering is the art of drawing letters and I must say it’s such a beautiful form of art.
Hi, I’m Paulene from Leen Machine Paper Studio and I’m excited to share my current obsession with you – Hand Lettering. Look up Lettering on Pinterest and you’ll find dozens of boards and pins of beautiful type and letter-forms Well, I got tired of gawking over them and decided that maybe I should learn.
I’m a complete beginner so everything is a work in progress for me. I am currently taking a Lettering class and it’s definitely opened my eyes. But let me back up. I know you might be asking, what is Lettering? Can’t I just type up something on the computer? To me, lettering is all about drawing the letters and being able to create a completely customized, one of a kind piece with personality. Truthfully, I think I’m into Lettering because of the swirls or flourishes as letterers call it.
To get started with Lettering, you’ll need:
– a regular piece of paper or graph paper (so everything lines up)
Step 1: Decide on a phrase, quote, or name. Pick a font that inspires you. Do a sketch to get a feel of how you’d like the layout to look like. Or if you’re like me, browse through Pinterest for layouts.
My letters, flourishes, and composition still need a ton of work but I am learning.
My hope is to practice daily and get better!
Nicknamed by her best friends as leen machine, Paulene is a designer and runner on a mission to do all things with love. Her paper goods business, Leen Machine Paper Studio, provides her with a creative outlet to design simple, modern pieces with pops of color.