Category Archives: lettering

How to Draw Fancy Letters by hand

https://youtu.be/NvDDjOvKt1U
https://youtu.be/LcuPbPioxq8

It’s easy to produce perfect type designs on a computer which means that you can have a lot of fun when you draw type by hand.

Because Mechanical or computer type is perfect, it means yours doesn’t have to be – in fact, it’s your imperfections that add interest to the lettering.

Getting understanding of how typefaces are put together will allow you to practice until you can start writing in fancy type as if it was your own handwriting. In fact it will be your own handwriting because as you practice, you will add your own spirit to the typeface and it will become your very own type style font.

This video is ALL CAPITALS – or UPPER CASE – next week I will do the lower case and numbers. You can see them here: https://youtu.be/LcuPbPioxq8

Capitals are called Upper Case because in the old days, when type was made from bits of metal, the capital letters were all held in the top or upper case, and the small letters were in the Lower Case – so they became known as lower case letters!

3 easy ways to improve your handwriting right now

https://youtu.be/RtwmdC1OsxY

There are three things you can do to make your handwriting clearer and easier to read right now.

1. Get a pen that suits your hand and your writing style.

2. You probably have picked up a million bad habits with your joined up writing, so union your letters and let your words be understood.

3. Take your time. Writing is not a race. The idea is to leave marks that you and others can interpret as words. Even so they can be read in 1000 years time!

take a look at all my other handwriting videos here: http://bit.ly/betterHandwriting

How to design your own amazing Monogram

design your own amazing monogramMany people tell me they have really difficult names from which to create interesting signatures. The answer is to turn your initials into a monogram. Is a quick, simple and elegant solution.

When you have designed your monogram, practice it over and over again, day after day until you can do it in your sleep. As you do, it will become smoother and more designery and your friends will be impressed – especially if you write it with a flourish!

Click the picture to download the images from the video to print out for yourself.

Click here to see all my better handwriting and signatures videos.