Free Lettering Resource Round-up

Apr 21, 2020

Are you wondering what to do while you're stuck at home, with no money and just an iPad or a pencil? Well, don't worry about going bored out of your mind because we've got you covered with some epic lettering freebies! 

Stay at Home Hand Lettering resources

The ever incredible Lauren Hom has put together a super mega freebie bundle of lessons, videos, worksheets, tutorials and creative challenges.

Check them all out here  

Styling the Alphabet

Whether you're new to lettering or a seasoned artist, Mye De Leon’s free course will definitely help you create better letters from the ground up and improve your lettering skills.

Access the course here

Chalk Lettering Worksheets

This freebie includes three different worksheets to help you create cursive, serif and sans serif chalk letters. Download to your iPad and practice digitally. You can use any brush, but we recommend using the brushes from Aurelie’s Chalk Lettering Toolkit! This is a great lettering style to add to your portfolio and this will also help you create stunning chalk typography compositions. Happy practice! 

Download the worksheets here

Grow your Instagram Audience

Scotty Russell from Perspective Collective has a great free podcast episode on six practical tips for growing an Instagram Lettering Audience.

Visit the site to listen to episode 76 for free  

The Side Hustle Freedom Toolkit

Scotty has also made available The Side Hustle Freedom Toolkit. This contains six FREE guides to help you grow an audience and build a profitable creative side hustle outside your day job.

The guides include:

1. Six Tips for Making Time to Execute Outside Your Day Job

2. Painting Murals 101: Supplies, Resources, & the Basics of Pricing

3. Eight Tips for Building an Online Audience & Personal Brand

4. Top Books for Growing Your Creative Business & Sharpening Your Minds

5. Top Accessories & Resources for Your iPad Pro Digital Workflow

6. Analogue Drawing Essentials to Elevate Your Craft.

Visit the site to download

Retro Supply Freebies

If you’re a hipster who likes your lettering a with little digital retro styling, head over to Retro Supply and sign up to their mailing list and gain access to nine amazing freebies. Visit the site to check out the free fonts, textures, brushes, and colour palette inspo.

Visit Retro Supply here

iPad Lettering Starter Kit

Karin from iPad Lettering has put together this lettering starter kit for you. It has cheatsheets for basic strokes, lowercase, uppercase and numbers. This is great for beginners to practice letterform and lettering on the iPad.

Grab the freebies here


More Freebies

If you want some iPad brushes and worksheets, head over to Ian Barnard’s site for access to his Lettering Toolbox.

All yours just for signing up to Ian’s email list

16 Types of One Letter Challenge

Ian Barnard has some other great freebies and challenges on his website. One of our favourites if the 16 Types of One Letter Challenge. Download his cool Letter Builder guide and get building. Can you create 16 versions of one letter in one hour?

Download the guide sheet and find out

Seven Ways to Make Your Own Fonts

If you’ve always wanted to design you own font, now could be the time to finally do it. Ian Barnard has got you covered once again. He gives you some tips and tricks and pointers and then lets you know which free software is available to download.

Read the tutorial here

The Letterform Archive

Looking for some lettering inspiration? With nearly 1,500 objects and 9,000 high-resolution images, Letterform Archive has opened its online archive to everyone and offers unprecedented virtual access to the collection.

Fun Times Procreate Brush Set

This brush set has been created with your small humans in mind. Liss from Liss Letters has plenty and her smallest one happily spends hours creating in Procreate on her iPad. With many of us now dealing with children being home from school for an extended period of time, this is her way of giving back and giving you (and them) another creative possibility to explore.

Visit Liss Letters here

Thanks to all these incredible artists sharing content with us to keep us all practising at home! Have fun lettering!

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