In the age of social media and smartphones, probably, there are people, who have never heard about handwritten letters. Actually, the least thing you think of when you want to communicate with your loved ones is a paper letter.
Of course, it’s easier to send a quick text or audio message, but what if you put a little more effort and express your feelings to your partner, friend or family member through the art of drawing letters?
How exactly can you draw beautiful letters? Luckily, we’ve come up with a simple, but effective tutorial. I’ve already tried it and can honestly say that even a non-calligraphy pro can perfectly cope with this task. To say more, my handwriting is bad, dramatically awful.
I am not exaggerating. If you want to know how bad it is, imagine the least readable medicine receipt from your doctor. Did it? Now, imagine even a worse version of it...And my writing style will be still worse than that.
But with the help of this step-by-step plan, I managed to craft a decent-looking letter for my friend. Come along and prepare to create a calligraphy masterpiece together with us!
The first step here is to choose cool fonts to draw. You can browse the web and take a look at 15 famous calligraphers to follow on Instagram. Or subscribe to be the first to try our upcoming fonts and icon fonts gallery.
It all starts from the base
First of all, you have to sketch the frame of your future letters. The common mistake people do is they rush, skip beginning steps, and try to get the desired result straight away. Your letter, word, font or handwriting style in general, will look better if you will draw the “skeleton” first.
After you have prepared the base for your future word, you can move on to adding depth to letters. Again, don’t rush things, take your time to carefully draw out each element and make your letters look proportional.
Now you can spice up your words with the elements of the chosen font. Don’t be afraid of playing around with curves, smooth lines, exaggeration or whatever you prefer.
Some extra tips:
Summing up, you just have to keep it neat and readable
So put usefulness before an awesome look, when you want to add another curve to your letter, but if you feel like it would mess up the whole word, better leave it alone 🙂
Guys, If I did it, you definitely will be able to learn how to draw cool letters. Don’t hesitate to try out these tips and tell us about your experience in the comments below. Also, you can rate this post and share it with your friends. Who knows, maybe you will be drawing cool letters together in the nearest future 😉
Don't forget to check out these video tuts to help you learn calligraphy writing.
How to Learn Modern Calligraphy Tutorial (For Beginners)
How To Start Writing Calligraphy
Learn Script Calligraphy for Beginners - Free Worksheets!
Learn Brush Lettering - 8 Basic Strokes for Brush Calligraphy
Oh btw, when you finally be able to become a proficient calligrapher you will need a portfolio to host your works, mind enjoying these personal portfolio templates.
Top 15 Handwritten Fonts
If you are quite lazy to learn calligraphy yourself, but you do want to use those beautifully written letters on your site, cards, logo, whatsoever, there's no better option than purchasing a nice font or a font pack! Check out our top 15 handwritten fonts and choose what you like best!
Top 15 Handwritten Fonts 2019
|Seren Script - Font||TypeFaithFonts||$17|
|Scarletto Signature Duo Font||Bloomxxvi||$17|
|The Artisan Collection Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$22|
|The Restless Youth - Bundle Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$18|
|Hustle Script - Monoline Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$18|
|Gibson Script + Extras Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$18|
|Belfast - A Dry Brush Script Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$17|
|Harper Script Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$17|
|Boathouse - Brush Signature Script Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$18|
|Greenstone Script Font||Hustle Supply Co.||$17|
|Ifera - Font||ZaremBladeford||$17|
|Alyssabell Font Pack Font||ZaremBladeford||$17|
|Southeast - Signature Font||Giemons||$20|
|Stay Classy Font||Solidtype||$17|