Brush Lettering Made Simple

Add Beautiful Effects to Your Brush Lettered Artwork and Enhance Your Hand Lettering

Fantastic brush lettering artwork is right at your fingertips―and far easier to achieve than you think―with renowned lettering artist Chrystal Elizabeth’s simple step-by-step guide. In Brush Lettering Made Simple, she reveals her secrets to mastering a vast array of brush lettering techniques, including different fonts, styles, flourishes, effects and mediums.

You’ll begin with the basics―how to form letters, then connect them to form words―and work your way up to more tricky techniques, such as lettering with watercolors, as well as how to make your lines and transitions as smooth as a professional lettering artist. Learn how to create the most popular brush lettering effects, such as galaxy, ombre and blended colors, and how to add drop shadows behind your text to make your words really pop! Chrystal also shows you how to bring beauty and depth to your lettering projects with colorful backgrounds and borders.

Doodling is encouraged in this interactive workbook, which features special high-quality art paper and beautifully bordered blank pages where you can practice your new skills. With more than 45 easy-to-follow tutorials, you’ll be creating elegant, professional-looking lettering projects in no time.
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“Chrystal is the perfect person to explore lettering with! She has carried me to new levels of creativity and learning throughout my lettering journey. This book is definitely a MUST READ for beginners and professionals alike!”
―TYRA J. TAKAHASHI, lettering & design artist

“Not only does Chrystal’s book have all the fundamentals one needs to embark on a successful lettering journey, but it’s also packed full of so many extra effects that can enhance brush lettering!”
―PEGGY DEAN, artist, The Pigeon Letters

“I’ve never seen such a comprehensive brush lettering book! Both beginners and experienced letterers will find a treasure trove of useful information.”
―KESTREL MONTES, calligrapher and owner of InkMeThis

“Chrystal is the epitome of modern lettering. This book allows for a beginner to learn easily and feel successful, and for someone with experience to enhance their style.”
―JEN LOPEZ, hand lettering artist, Mikala Designs