Participating in Handlettering challenges on Instagram

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Handlettering is really fun to do!

It is relaxing, it doesn’t have to take much time to make a quote, and everybody has the tools to start handlettering; you only need a pencil, an eraser, and a (black) pen/fineliner. And paper of course. You’ll definitely need some paper. You could use lots more materials if you wish (lots and lots more!), but these four items are the basics.

Sometimes it is difficult however to come up with a nice quote, or you can’t find the time to just sit down and make something.

Recently I started to participate in handlettering challenges on Instagram, for these reasons. In a handlettering challenge you’ll get a month’s worth of quotes, one for each day. Every day you participate, you post your creation with the corresponding tags on Instagram, so that all participants can see your creation and you can see what the other participants have made. It’s fun!

Below you can see some of my contributions for the Dutchlettering Instagram account:

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Do you want to join in?

Here you can find some links to Instagram handlettering challenges:

Letteringchallenges, a whole collection of handlettering challenges together

Dutchlettering, a Dutch handlettering group

Surelysimplechallenge, which has challenges in handlettering and drawing/sketching

Handletteringchallenge, with 1-word challenges.

There are loads more challenges of course, this is only a small selection.

Do you want to learn handlettering, but no idea how to start? There are nice books available in the bookstore, and there are also how-to’s on Youtube.

Just try it, grab a pencil and a piece of paper, and go for it. Perhaps you will enjoy it as much as I do!

I can’t wait to see your creations, you can tag me on Instagram (@gealeegsma_craftstudio27) and link me on Facebook.

Good luck!

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