In this post, I will show you how to letter the lowercase “c”. This is the third video in my Brush Lettering Alphabet series.
In this video, I’m using the lettering practice sheet from my Brush Strokes Workbook (http://yourcreativeadventure.com/workbook/) to demonstrate how to letter lowercase “c” and I’m using the Tombow Fudenosuke hard pen.
You can see the pens I recommend for beginners in this post: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/brush-lettering-pens/
First, I want to share a quote from Jon Sinclair:
“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
Don’t let your failure stop you from practicing. Even if you don’t get the results you want the first time, always remember, failure is just a bruise, it’s not permanent.
Therefore, I encourage you to keep practicing consistently until you get the results that you are looking for. Even a few minutes a day of practice will make a difference over time.
Tips for Brush Lettering
Focus on breathing and going slow. The slower you go, the better you will be able to focus on the transition between the thick and thin strokes of your letter.
One of the differences between calligraphy and handwriting is that in calligraphy you pick up your pen between each stroke.
Don’t worry about getting it perfect. You will see progress when you practice consistently even if for just a few minutes per day.
There’s no right or wrong when using modern calligraphy and brush lettering. You have the freedom to create your own style.
I also recommend watching my video on how to hold a brush pen here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/how-to-hold-a-brush-pen/
Brush Lettering Resources
Download my free Brush Lettering for Beginners Guide (PDF) here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/brushlettering/
Get your copy of my Brush Strokes Workbook here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/workbook/