The discussion on hand lettering tools continues in the latest episode of the Hand Lettering Podcast, ‘Beginners Hand Lettering Tools & Equipment Part Two’. Episode three is the second part of a two part feature on tools that are great for beginners starting out at lettering. If you haven’t listened to episode two (part one) then I recommend either listening to it first or directly after this episode. 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…
· Information, tips and advice on lettering pens, brush pens, calligraphy pen holders, calligraphy inks, calligraphy nibs, printers, scanners & light pads / boxes.
· 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
Resources – Tools (quick links to many of the tools discussed in episode two and this episode)
Hand Lettering HQ (Facebook Group)
Featured Lettering Artist
Featured piece of work – ‘Weather The Storm’
There is nothing as special as watching greatness. – Sean Astin
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!
To see some of the quotes that have been lettered so far – @nuevemilkilometros
Q & A
This episode features four questions asked by Renata from the US.
I am having trouble moving forward with my hand lettering. I’ve been seriously practicing hand lettering for over a year now, and at this point I feel a little stuck / bored with my work. It seems like I am not making much progress. Can you help shed some light in my darkness. How do you practice?
How do you practice a specific style that you’re not very good at without getting bored?
Do you think hand lettering is a worthwhile endeavour or is it just another design trend that will die with more technology?
Do you consider hand lettering to be more on the design or illustration side? Seems like some of the best known letterers are illustrators. Any help will be much appreciated!
If you have a question you’d like answered in the podcast, you can send it to [email protected]. 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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Do you have any favourite lettering tools? Are there lettering tools you’ve been recommended but have struggled to find, or have you found great equivalents? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.