Two weeks have passed and the second episode of the Hand Lettering Podcast is here! In this episode ‘Beginners Hand Lettering Tools & Equipment Part One’, I explore some of the most commonly used and most helpful tools for lettering. There are a lot of tools to talk about so the discussion will continue in episode three of the podcast too. This podcast series shares helpful hand lettering information, tips, and resources, everything from beginning lettering to going pro. At present new episodes are available every two weeks.
What you will hear in this podcast episode…
· Listener feedback on the podcast so far.
· Information, tips and advice on pencils, plain paper, guide paper, rulers and erasers / rubbers.
· Sources of inspiration including a lettering artist to look up, along with a specific piece of work they have created.
· An inspiring quote if you’re stuck for something to letter, that’s also great for beginners.
· A question and answer segment, where I answer your hand lettering questions.
Show Notes & Links
Featured Lettering Artist
Featured piece of work – ‘Prisoner of the Mind’
Scotty’s ‘Prisoner of the Mind’ post on ‘Anxiety and Creativity’
Always desire to learn something useful. – Sophocles
If you’d like to share your lettering work inspired by this episodes quote, you can do that through social media. You can share your creative works of art on the Lettering Tutorial Facebook page, or tag @letteringtut on Twitter, and @letteringtutorial on Instagram. It would be great to see what you create with the quote!
Q & A
This episode features a couple of questions sent in by Nacho from Spain.
Does the paper you draw on make any difference along the process or in the result?
Almost every letterer that I follow recommends Microns but they are really hard to get in my country (l was able to get them online but no stationery shop in Madrid, where I live – and it is the capital of the country – sells them or even knows about them). Do you know of any reliable alternatives? Could you explain why do you (all) love them so much?
If you have a question you’d like answered in the podcast, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can ask as many questions as you like, and ask about anything at all that’s lettering related.
Thank you for listening it’s so great to be sharing helpful information with you. I’ve had some lovely feedback on the podcast so far but I’d still love to hear more on what you think, and whether there are features you particularly enjoy, or whether there are features you’d like to see added. You can send your feedback to the email address mentioned just above.
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Are there lettering tools and equipment that you’ve found useful? Were there tools that you really struggled with when you first started lettering? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.