So after a month or so of lettering on the iPad every day, I was quite fearful of what I'd see appear on paper as I used a brush pen today after so long. Lettering is kind of like exercise, if you don't use it, you lose it. Not completely of course, but it does take a few tries to get back to where you were before you took a break.
I can totally see the setback on this piece BUT I can also see that even though I'm a little rusty, I still got it! 😆
My lettering is still bouncy and I can still flourish like I normally do, the only thing I have to concentrate on is controlling the pressure of the pen and pay closer attention to the distance between words and letters.
So, if you've taken a break from lettering in the last few days or weeks (after all, summer is meant for us to be out and about playing in the sun) don't be too hard on yourself. Celebrate the skills and muscle memory you've retained and keep moving forward. It's like riding a bike, you know, when you're wobbly for a few seconds but it gets better as you keep pedaling. So don't let those wobbly strokes discourage you and just keep moving forward, my friend. You got this! ✍😊❤
Your Lettering Coach,
PS - Don't forget to join the mailing list to receive lettering tips and inspiration directly to your inbox. Just click the button below!
Hi - I'm Dio!
You can read more about me and my background as a designer, in my about page.
Hey! You obviously have good taste...
and you obviously love stationery and hand lettering as much as I do! So join the mailing list to receive design tips, inspiration and guidance to help you excel in your craft!
Please join one or both of my seasonal mailing lists:
My Zazzle Shop
Blast From the Past (old blogs)
Thank for your visiting! I try my best to inspire through my doodles and craft projects. I’m often asked what tools I use to create my work, so I’ve incorporated affiliate links in my posts to products I use and recommend. This means that if you click AND make a purchase, I will earn a small commission…hopefully enough to invest in creativity fuel (coffee) and art supplies to keep me growing as an artist and sharing my work with you. Please note that anything marked with an asterisk (*) indicates an affiliate link.
List of products I use & trust: