Brush Lettering: The Complete Introduction

Go from complete beginner to monoline lettering pro with video lessons that cover the very basics right up to working in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
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Monoline Lettering: The Complete Introduction

Learn one of the simplest and most effective lettering styles around with monoline lettering!

I'll be taking you from the very beginning, starting with defining the style, working through some basic exercises, and looking at each letter of the alphabet, right up to finishing touches like digitising our work in Adobe's desktop apps.

You'll need some basic familiarity for the Photoshop and Illustrator side of things, as I won't be going over the absolute basics of these programs.

What will we be making?

We'll be working through a basic example project to teach the concepts and letterings, and once you finish the course you'll be comfortable creating the types of works you see below.

What will you learn?

Basic concepts for beginners

We'll be going from the very beginning, covering the basic 101 a lot of other tutorials assume you already know

Traditional and digital

The courses begins with traditional sketching and paint pens and then builds up to Photoshop and Illustrator projects

Theory and practical lessons

Theory and practice go hand in hand, and we make sure to cover both so you completely understand each concept

Class project

After we cover all our theory and practice exercises we put it all into practice with a class project

How to continue learning

This is just the beginning, and we go over some tips to keep you learning and experimenting with new lettering styles

And much more

For the entire list of what we cover, check out the full curriculum below:

Full Curriculum

1. What Is Monoline Lettering?
Before we can start drawing, we need to know what it is we're drawing. We'll be looking at what makes monoline lettering unique, and some examples of artists working in this style.
2. Materials We'll Be Using
The materials needed to create monoline lettering are surprisingly minimal! We'll go through some options here
3. Practice Exercises
We'll warm your hand up and get you used to working with monoline materials and the shapes we'll be using for our project
4. The Monoline Alphabet
Watch as I draw each letter of the monoline alphabet individually, and use this lesson as reference when creating your own words and designs
5. Sketching Our Design
We'll start outlining what our final project will look like, planning each section and letter so that it's ready for inking
6. Inking Our Design
Once our sketch is complete we'll move on to applying paint pens
7. Working In Photoshop
Let's get digital! I'll be taking you through the Photoshop functions you'll need to turn your inked work into a digital work
8. Working In Illustrator
We'll be looking at vector shapes, how the pen tool works, and an alternative way to digitise your work
9. Finishing Touches
The final things to add that pop to your work, ready to share online
10. Outro
I can't wait to see what you create!

Who's your teacher?

Hi! I'm James

I'm a freelance lettering artist and illustrator, and I've been running Lettering Studio for the past few years. I love exploring new styles of hand lettering and finding the simplest ways to teach and explain how to create it.

What our students say

This is a great course! James explained everything in a really dynamic way. I always get bored with most courses and move forward to the next lesson without finishing the one I was watching, but this didn't happen here. It's very well edited and fun to watch. Thank you!
- Jennifer Reid
“I can’t wait to start! I’ve been meaning to do something like this for 2 years. Thank you for making it easy for me to finally jump in.”
- Melanie Fisher-Wellman

Let's get started!

10 HD fully explained video lessons
Included worksheets
Access to all course updates in the future


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll, and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.