Welcome back to the Brush Lettering Alphabet series. Today, we’re going to continue this series with a video on how to letter the lowercase “h”.
If you have not seen the previous videos, check out my Youtube channel for the video tutorials of lowercase letters A-G.
In this video, I’m using the lettering practice sheet from my Brush Strokes Workbook. The pen that I am using is the Tombow Fudenosuke hard pen from their colored series.
I want to start with this encouraging quote from Robert Louis Stevenson. And he said,
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Sometimes when we’re learning a new skill, we can get frustrated easily and start judging ourselves based on our output for the day. But I encourage you to never give up and just continue. Each day is a seed that you plant and it is something that you can harvest later. It may take time to develop this skill and make it grow, but once it does, it is worth the wait.
So together, let’s grow this skill in brush lettering and continue to learn. Let’s learn how to letter the lowercase “h” now!
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: https://yourcreativeadventure.com/how-to-hold-a-brush-pen/
Brush Lettering Resources
Download my free Brush Lettering for Beginners Guide (PDF) here: https://yourcreativeadventure.com/brushlettering/
Get your copy of my Brush Strokes Workbook here: https://yourcreativeadventure.com/workbook/
You can see the pens I recommend for beginners in this post: https://yourcreativeadventure.com/brush-lettering-pens/