Learn lettering with stencils

Would you like to learn lettering? If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post you are going to learn everything you need to know to get started in this technique.

To begin with, do you know what lettering is? Unlike calligraphy, which consists of writing in a uniform and classic way, lettering is the art of drawing words in a very creative way, putting your personality in each stroke. It is the perfect hobby to relax after a long day of study or work.

What you need to get started today:


Double-ended brush-tip markers are ideal for practicing lettering. We recommend the 12 MP colors or the individual rotulators by Artix because they are of very good quality at an affordable price, perfect to start this new hobby.

Some tips for learning lettering:

The first tip is to relax. Remember that lettering is about drawing the words in the most creative way you can think of. If you are tense and grip the pen too tightly, the shapes will come out forced and less fluid.

Learn to draw the alphabet. Understanding how to draw and combine the elements will help you get better at this art. To help you, we have compiled several templates that you will find at the end of this post.

Instead of drawing letter by letter, I recommend that you approach the whole word, this will help you define the overall composition of the sentence.

Play with the stroke. With brush markers it will be very easy to achieve different thicknesses for your words. For this technique you usually apply more pressure on the downward strokes to make them thicker and less pressure on the upward strokes to make them thinner.

Time to start learning lettering:

Now that you have everything, it’s time to start practicing.

Templates for practicing the alphabet. Download here

Templates for practicing the alphabet. Download here

Finally, I want to share with you a playlist of videos to get you started in the art of lettering. You can watch it here

If you are up for it, remember that you can tag us on our social networks so we can see your work.