The art of hand lettering

I have been fascinated with hand lettering for quite a long time, from the old school sign writing days through to the new school of hand letterers gracing the world we live. I think it's the beauty of once the paint hits the canvas, there really is little room for error.

In the past few weeks, I have been trying to get myself back into a routine of putting pen to paper and honing technique. One thing I can tell you right now is that this is going to be a very long journey to get to where I want to be. However, I am up for that challenge, no matter how frustrating it can be when things don't come out how you wish them.

Doing my research, I found just how long sign writers would spend practicing simple strokes before they were even allowed to think about forming letters. An apprentice sign writer could spend the best part of the year simply making consistent downstrokes. This made me realise just how tough this art form is, but also spurs me on even more to make just a little headway into teaching myself.

Over the next few months I will be posting a few updates on how my progress is going, I thought I would show a few pieces from the last few weeks for now. I will show the mistakes as well as finished pieces. Also keep up to date via my Instagram and Dribbble.

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