The fun continues on this new video in my Brush Lettering Alphabet series. In this video, we will be learning how to letter lowercase “f”.
For those who have not seen the previous videos, I’m using the lettering practice sheet from my Brush Strokes Workbook. Today, I’m using the Zebra superfine brush pen to practice the lowercase “f”.
This episode’s quote is from Elbert Hubbard. He said,
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
If you are always afraid of making mistakes, you will end up not being able to do anything at all. Yes, there are moments when it can be frustrating and discouraging. But it’s better than not knowing your abilities and limits at all.
So in your lettering journey, don’t be afraid of making mistakes. They are the way for you to discover what you really can do. Let’s letter the lowercase “f” together!
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/
You can see the pens I recommend for beginners in this post: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/brush-lettering-pens/