In my newest Skillshare class, Intro to iPad Lettering, we start lettering on the iPad using some guide sheets to get comfortable writing on a tablet vs. paper. If you’re on your way to iPad lettering, guide sheets are wonderful tools. Practicing on paper before making the leap allows a more seamless transition when you’re ready. To help the transition along, this week’s freebie is a set of printable hand lettering guide sheets to improve consistency with uniform letters.
One of the hardest parts when lettering is reining in the desire to try everything at once. The most common over-additions are swashes, large dips, tilts, and big loops, etc. Guide sheets help create a standard for all of your letters to follow before adding decoration and exaggerations. This creates far more harmonious words and lettered quotes/layouts – once you start naturally allowing your letters to follow these guides, you’ll notice a huge improvement when they’re not there anymore 🙂
The download includes 3 different types of guides: standard, italic, and dot grid as 11″x8.5″ pdfs. These guides help to standardize the height and angle of your letterforms as you write. Use the italic grid if you struggle with angles. Use the dot grid and standard for your basic letter forming. For more on how to use these guides with your lettering be sure to check out the new class. You’ll even get some iPad-specific guide sheets as a bonus!
Grab the guide sheets here:
Freebie: Hand Lettering Guide Sheets