One thing I quickly learned when entering this Lettering World was that art and lettering aren’t just in the same category – they’re pretty much the same thing.
Lettering is not handwriting – it’s the formation of letters, stroke by stroke. This means your letter is not made up of one continuous hand movement, but rather by each individual stroke. And the combination of those strokes is what makes up a letter and what makes one lettering style different from another. Of course some people do use the continuous movement, but they are mad skilled and already have a solid idea of the strokes that make up their letters.
Since my artwork is much better than my lettering at this stage, I love to combine the two:
I always need more ideas for sketching with lettering, so please leave all your suggestions in the comments 🙂