Pro Typography

Tips for illustrating your own lettering

Sindy Ethel shows you techniques to illustrate letters by hand

Combining lettering and illustration will help you create unique and eye-catching designs. Bringing these disciplines together will also allow you to experiment with different analog and digital techniques to obtain results that will surprise you.

Below, designer Sindy Ethel shows you some simple tricks to familiarize yourself with letter shapes and get you started drawing your own:

Starting point

Draw a baseline and a height line to guide you in your lettering. Sketch the letters with your brush lettering marker. Don't worry if it doesn't look perfect, you're in the first stage of sketching.

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