with Nicole Miyuki

Nicole is a modern lettering artist with a signature style in brush lettering. She resides in California and recently published two books By Hand and The Kids Book of Hand Lettering to introduce others to the joy of lettering.  Follow along with this free series below any time!

Download all the practice sheets you'll need here, or download them as you go below!

Part 1

Myths about Lettering

3 Myths about Lettering

In Part 1, we'll discuss 3 myths about lettering that we have a feeling you are already thinking about.

  • I have bad handwriting!
  • Cursive is the same as hand lettering
  • Lettering is just one kind of technique
Watch the Video

Get the supplies

Rhodia Dot Pad Grid 8.25
Rhodia Dot Pad Grid 8.25
Rhodia Dot Pad Grid 8.25

Rhodia Dot Pad Grid 8.25" x 11.75"

Dual Brush Pen - 451 Sky Blue
Dual Brush Pen - 451 Sky Blue

Dual Brush Pen - 451 Sky Blue

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. IS THERE A SUBSCRIPTION BOX LIKE THE WATERCOLOR MONTHLY BOX?
A. Once upon a time there was! Nicole is now focused on Kids Art, but you can still explore past boxes here.

Q. I AM LEFT HANDED, CAN I STILL DO THIS?
A. Yes YOU can. If you are worried about smudging, the Tombow Dual Brush Pens we’re learning with will be perfect for you. Another tip is to rotate your paper to the right or even at a landscape position to the table. Experiment and try it out. Remember you are learning something new so it may not feel “right” the first time. Watch Part 6: Tips & Tricks to see this in action.

Q. I HAVE HORRIBLE HANDWRITING? IS THERE HOPE FOR ME?
A. There is hope! Watch the 3 Myths About Lettering Video and your concern will be answered there.

Q. CAN MY CHILD DO THIS?
A. Yes, we believe art is for any age! In addition, Nicole has a book perfect for kids ages 7-12 called The Kids’ Book of Hand Lettering.

Q. I HAVE DIFFERENT SUPPLIES, CAN I STILL DO THIS?
A. Most definitely! The beauty of lettering is that you CAN do it with any tools, even the pen in your desk right now. There are different tools that we share, but at the end of the day we want you to letter and join along, rather than get stuck on having the same tools.

Q. CAN I DO THIS WITH THE BRUSH I USE WITH MY WATERCOLOR BOX?
A. Yes you can! Watch Part 2: Tool & Materials to see Nicole demonstrating with a watercolor brush. Just know that the bigger the brush, the bigger the letters will be. We suggest size 0 or 2/0 if you are just started out.

Q. ARE YOU GOING TO BE TEACHING POINTED-PEN CALLIGRAPHY?
A. For now, our lessons are focused on modern lettering with brush pens and brushes. However, you can definitely follow along with a pointed-pen calligraphy nib if you prefer that! All is welcomed.

Q. WHERE CAN I FIND THE TUTORIAL VIDEO LINKS?
A. All of our videos are posted to the Let’s Make Art YouTube and Facebook pages. And yes they are free!

Q. WHAT ARE THE BOOKS ABOUT?
A. Our teacher Nicole Miyuki has two lettering books that are not required in order to follow along with the videos. By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering is a great addition for learning the art of modern lettering. The Kids’ Book of Hand Lettering is primarily geared towards kids ages 7-12, but whether you have a creative little one or you’re not sure if you are ready to dive in, the kids' book would be fun for both!

Have another question? Check out our full FAQ page or email our team at hello@letsmakeart.com.