Practice….Your Name?

Happy Monday! Can you believe we’re in the final (full) week of March? Lately I’ve been researching a few tips to practice my lettering, and basically it all comes down to one rule…

Write your name. And that is exactly what I did!

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A few important notes to add to this:

1. Find the RIGHT writing tool.

There are many types of pens, markers, brushes and pencils out there. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of writing tool. Take your pick and try them out! My favorite tools so far are: the Sakura 38081 Pigma Brush pen, ABM’s Messy Pen (in medium), and of course your basic Sharpie pens, which come in different colors!

2. Duplicate a font.

Choose a font, type your name or phrase that you want, print the page and begin tracing or, if you’re the adventurous person, free-hand the word(s)! Just a note, it may take a couple (or several) trial runs before you start seeing results. But hey, practice makes progress!

3. Doodling is your best friend.

If you’re at home, school, work or wherever you are, let doodling become a part of your schedule! Every person can squeeze a couple minutes of drawing. If you open some of my notebooks from school, you’ll see my name written like 20 times in almost every page. But of course, there is a time for every thing. Let’s say for example, you have a break while you are in school or work, just bring along a notebook or grab a piece of paper and begin practicing! If you want to see progress, you must sacrifice a little time 🙂

I hope these tips will help you in your lettering journey! I have been seeing some major improvement in my lettering, all thanks to practice. I’ll be back soon to share some more tips and tricks. Until then, happy lettering!


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