Ideas for Lettering

by Yahi (@the_letter_salon)


I personally believe that lettering (like any other form of art) is supposed to be therapeutic and fun. The minute I start stressing out about it, I step back and think “The best way to make beautiful things is to enjoy what you do”. After telling this to myself, I feel much better, therefore I create better things!

In this blog post, I will share some examples of my work which I developed by practicing a lot, watching other accounts for inspiration and focusing on one technique at a time…

When I started Chalk Lettering, I decided to write a very helpful reminder:

Chalkboard Lettering with Chalk Pens


Lettering with Brush Pens

I also started lettering with brush pens. Once I felt comfortable with my brush pens, I decided to step it up by blending colors

Brush Pen Lettering and Colour Blending using Calligraphy Pens


Gelly Roll Pens

I also practiced a lot with gelly roll pens. Once comfortable with the gelly roll pens, I moved onto using two colors

Glaze Sakura Gelly Roll Lettering


Embossing

Witchy Embossed Calligraphy using Embossing Pen and Purple Embossing Powder


Digital lettering on Procreate app

iPad lettering on procreate


Shadow Lettering

On January 2020 I practiced “Shadow Lettering”

Karin marker lettering with shadow effect

Once I felt comfortable I decided to blend colors on the shadows

Karin marker lettering with ombre shadow effect


Watercolor Lettering

Metallic Watercolor Lettering


Mix and Match Different Techniques

I decided to mix two techniques: watercolor and shadows

Wattercolor Lettering with Shadows

Little by little I started adding fun details to my words

Gel Pen lettering with cherry doodles

Finally, I am now starting to learn how to blend with water ink markers and I am enjoying every minute of it!

Rainbow Brush Pen calligraphy

I really hope you find these tips helpful to start your lettering journey! Remember, you are UNIQUE and the more you practice, the better you will get!

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About the author

Yahi is a lettering artist who has been enjoying cursive and calligraphy since elementary school. She was born in The United States and raised in Peru. Yahi discovered the art of lettering in January 2019 and decided to open an Instagram page in June 2019 to share her work and engage with other lettering artists. She has learned so much since then and continues developing her skills every day.

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