Lettering with Metallic Watercolors

A course by Letters by Jess
Lettering and Watercolor Artist. Lima, Peru.
Joined July 2020
, Lettering and Watercolor Artist

Learn to design and paint script-style letters from scratch using metallic watercolours and a brush

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (69)
  • 1210 students

Learn to design and paint script-style letters from scratch using metallic watercolours and a brush

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (69)
  • 1210 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 lessons (2h 26m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

When you play with pencils and brushes, you set your mind and self-expression free. And now Jessica Cok from Letters by Jess, a lettering and watercolor specialist who has collaborated with international brands like Samsung and Faber Castell, invites you to join her for a course that combines two of her favorite techniques.

Design an eye-catching composition with script-style letters and use metallic watercolors to give it a unique finish. Master both techniques through a series of exercises to create beautiful, stylish letters bursting with color. And if you don’t have metallic watercolors, Jess also shows you how to create a metallic finish using traditional watercolors.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Welcome to the World of Lettering!
  • U3
    U3. Strokes and Letters
  • U4
    U4. Coloring the Letters
  • U5
    U5. Composition Letters and Watercolors
  • U6
    U6. Presentation of the Work
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Before getting into the theory, Jess tells you about her professional career, shares some of her sources of inspiration, and talks about how her life experiences led her to becoming an artist.

Now that you’ve met your teacher, learn basic lettering concepts and go over the materials you need for painting with metallic watercolors.

Next, grab your pencil and do some practice exercises to loosen up your hand. Learn how to draw script-style letters from scratch and use your newfound knowledge to write your first words; Jess teaches you both uppercase and lowercase letters, techniques for connecting them, and how to change up your style.

Then, learn how to work with a brush and experiment with several metallic watercolor techniques to add color to your letters with different effects and finishes.

Put everything you've learned into practice and write your very own phrase. To wrap things up, Jess gives you some tips on how to bring out the metallic effect in your creation and share it on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a lettering composition of a phrase that inspires you using metallic watercolors and a brush.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to experiment with lettering and metallic watercolors.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need any prior knowledge because you will learn the techniques from scratch.

The materials for this course include black and white watercolor paper, traditional watercolors, metallic watercolors, a round brush, an eraser or type cleaner, 120 GSM bond paper or a sketchbook, parchment paper, graph paper, a palette for mixing watercolors, and other items that the teacher will specify during the course.


1210 Students
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Letters by Jess

A course by Letters by Jess

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Lettering and Watercolor Artist

Jessica Cok is a specialist in lettering and watercolors. Since she let art into her life, she has collaborated with brands like Samsung and Faber-Castell, painted at live events like ExpoVino Wong 2019, and published a book titled Lettering desde cero.
She also has her own brand, Letters by Jess, and is well known for applying her work to all kinds of surfaces such as walls, glass, acrylics, clothing, and stationery.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Welcome to the World of Lettering!

    • Materials
    • Introduction to Watercolors
    • Introduction to Lettering
  • U3

    Strokes and Letters

    • Shift Script
    • Script Style Variation
    • Connections, Script Word Formation and Contrasts
    • Lowercase Alphabet Script
    • Basic Pencil Strokes
  • U4

    Coloring the Letters

    • Metallic Watercolors: Color Theory
    • Metallic watercolors: Techniques 1
    • Metallic watercolors: Techniques 2
    • Application of Techniques in Letters
  • U5

    Composition Letters and Watercolors

    • Metallizing the Sketch
    • Composition and Sketch
    • Choose a Phrase and Theme
  • U6

    Presentation of the Work

    • Inspiration and Other Formats
    • How to Photograph Your Piece for Networks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lettering with Metallic Watercolors

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Lettering with Metallic Watercolors

A course by Letters by Jess
Lettering and Watercolor Artist. Lima, Peru.
Joined July 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (69)
  • 1210 students