Brush Lettering with Watercolor

Brush Lettering with Watercolor

Discover your unique brush lettering style, gain confidence with your brush handling skills and learn how to blend watercolor like a pro.

Do any of these sound familiar?

Thick to Thin, begin (yet) again

You get that brush lettering has transitions of thick to thin. You’ve tried it, but something just doesn’t add up each time. That transition area is a pain to keep consistent, especially with a brush.

Learn Lettering

Confidence, what’s that?

You’ve watched tutorials, followed all of the directions perfectly, but your outcome just doesn’t look like theirs. You’ve invested a lot of time to get it right, but it just isn’t working.

Paintbrush lettering

Bipolar Brush Tips

OMGOSH. You just want to change freaking directions. But your seemingly bipolar brush tip has other plans in mind. You’re not sure if you’ve got the right angle, if your brush tip is even moving the way it should and now it looks nothing like you wanted.

Watercolor brushe

Watercoloring / Watercolor-ick

Ok! Practiced something a zillion times. It’s finally go time. Got the watercolor paper ready. Got the brush. Ummm...color. ok, color. WHICH COLORS?!

Practice Watercolor

It’s time to defeat the struggles that stopped you from beginning, paused your progress, or bruised your confidence.

Create Beautiful Brush Lettering with Watercolor

Find your style, master the basics, and rock your brush lettering like a pro

Stop using the wrong supplies

Use the included bonus master supply list (clickable pdf) to read up on supplies and choose what’s right for you and your projects.

Prioritize the process

If you were ever unsure of where to begin, which order to create your strokes or how to get your watercolors right the first time, watch the full process in chronological order with complete video walkthroughs.

Get to the Core

Watch a full tutorial on the 6 core strokes of brush lettering, then immediately put them into practice with the 6 core strokes practice sheets. Print as many as you need, practice as much as you’d like.

Lettering Guide Me

Use the included 4 blank lettering guides and style inspiration pdf to establish your own style based on letterform anatomy and structure. Step by step videos included for every part of the process!

Paintbrush *and* Waterbrush tutorials

We walk through the differences, which brush is suited best for each technique, and how to use each brush for every blend and practice exercise throughout the entire class. You’re good to go no matter which you choose ;)

Color Combos with a side of YES

I share all of my color combo tips and the strategies behind them *plus* a bonus color combo cheat sheet is included with the class! The cheat sheet includes examples of each combo, so choosing color is never an issue again.

Why this Class is Different

Comprehensive Brush Training

Unlike other brush lettering classes, this class is highly focused on creating both traditional paintbrush lettering *and* waterbrush lettering. Learn the core strokes and use the included exercise sheets to practice. Learn 4 different techniques for developing your own personal style and use the included style inspiration sheets to following along immediately. Learn the exact areas to focus on to improve your brush lettering the quickest.

Beautiful Watercolor Greeting Card

Why this Class is Different

In-Depth Color Blending Techniques

When you’re feeling confident with your brush, start applying watercolor! Use the included color combo cheat sheets to get a jump start on eye catching combinations and learn how to choose and execute beautiful color schemes from this point forward. Tube, pan sets and concentrated watercolors are shown for every technique.

Round Watercolor Tray

Make all of these in the class!

Hustle Watercolor greeting card
Watercolor lettering masking
Watercolor metallic paint
watercolor drops

What You’ll Learn

Supply options to help you choose what’s best for you and your projects

The differences between using a paintbrush and waterbrush with lettering

Foundational strokes and letterform structure

4 methods for establishing your own unique lettering style

What to look for to improve your lettering the quickest

How to choose and use the best color combinations with your lettering

Multi-color alternating letters and one color blending techniques for tube, pan sets + concentrated watercolors

3 Additional watercolor blending techniques: duo color fade, color drop, top and bottom blends (Lovelier Letters + Master Class tiers)

Brush Lettering depth and shadow effects (Master Class)

How to use masking fluid and metallic watercolors; how to apply iridescent effects to your lettering (Master Class)

How to convert your lettering to digital and vector format for continuous use (Master Class)

Your Instructor


Teela Cunningham
Teela Cunningham

Hey! I’m Teela and I help ambitious graphic designers and hand letterers level-up their skills and creativity through online courses and free video tutorials on my site: every-tuesday.com.

If you’re familiar with Every-Tuesday, then you know my love for lettering + design runs deep. In fact, in the last 3 years, I’ve taught over 45,000 students and my design + lettering videos on youtube have accumulated over 3.5 million views.

I love sharing what I’ve learned over my career and the creative tips that will have your artwork leveling up in no time.


The class comes in 3 options, so you can choose what's most important to you:

Option 1

Master Class Curriculum

  Materials Overview
  • Overview + supplies needed (6:39)
  Establishing your personal brush lettering style
  • Traditional paintbrush lettering vs. waterbrush lettering (6:00)
  • Letterform anatomy + structure (8:10)
  • The 6 core strokes + practice sheets: paintbrush (26:22)
  • The 6 core strokes + practice sheets: waterbrush (19:31)
  • Using the Alphabet Practice Sheets (4:53)
  • Letter inspiration: letter over method (3:00)
  • Letter inspiration: lightbox method (3:17)
  • Letter inspiration: look and letter method (2:54)
  • Brush lettering practice: skeleton method (3:57)
  Color Combination Tips/Overview
  • Using a color wheel, selecting color schemes (6:07)
  Best Watercolor Types to use with Brush Lettering
  • Tube watercolors (water ratios, behavior) (4:25)
  • Pan sets (water ratios, behavior) (7:23)
  • Concentrated watercolors (water ratios, behavior) (5:23)
  • Taking care of your watercolors (4:12)
  One Color Brush Lettering
  • Tubes: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:36)
  • Pan sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:13)
  • Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:28)
  Alternating Letter Color Blending
  • Tubes: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (7:08)
  • Pan sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:18)
  • Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:37)
  • Project: Everything is Figureoutable (11:49)
  Duo-color fade Technique
  • Tubes + Pan Sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:45)
  • Concentrated 2 ways with a waterbrush (4:54)
  Color Drop Blend Technique
  • Tubes, pan sets + Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush (11:27)
  Top + Bottom Blend Technique
  • Tubes with a paintbrush + waterbrush (6:43)
  • Pan sets with a paintbrush (4:34)
  • Concentrated watercolor with a paintbrush (4:38)
  Depth + Shadow Effects
  • Concentrated watercolor full project: hustle (15:21)
  BONUS Lessons!
  • How to use masking fluid with your brush lettering (7:47)
  • Using Finetec metallic watercolors (14:27)
  • How to apply iridescent effects to your watercolor brush lettering (11:15)
  Closing
  • Next steps + farewell (0:42)
  Class Bonus pdfs
  • Alphabet practice sheets
  • Core strokes sheets
  • Style inspiration
  • Color combo cheat sheets
  • Blank lettering guides
  • Master supply list

Bonus Class: Digital Watercolor Lettering

  Class Overview
  • Examples of what you’ll learn (2:39)
  Scan settings
  • Settings + resolution overview (5:50)
  • Size adjusting based on resolution in Photoshop (1:56)
  Color Correcting in Photoshop
  • Custom color correcting in Photoshop (5:41)
  • How to change artwork color (3:01)
  • How to change artwork to a specific color (4:26)
  Removing the backgrounds
  • How to use your watercolor lettering on any background (12:01)
  Saving your watercolor lettering
  • File formats for your watercolor lettering (7:51)
  Using your lettering in Illustrator
  • Bringing your lettering into Illustrator (5:33)
  Vectorizing Watercolor Lettering
  • Best practices + how to vectorize watercolor lettering (8:18)
  Summary
  • Closing(0:50)

Option 2

Lovelier Letters Course Curriculum

  Materials Overview
  • Overview + supplies needed (6:39)
  Establishing your personal brush lettering style
  • Traditional paintbrush lettering vs. waterbrush lettering (6:00)
  • Letterform anatomy + structure (8:10)
  • The 6 core strokes + practice sheets: paintbrush (26:22)
  • The 6 core strokes + practice sheets: waterbrush (19:31)
  • Using the Alphabet Practice Sheets (4:53)
  • Letter inspiration: letter over method (3:00)
  • Letter inspiration: lightbox method (3:17)
  • Letter inspiration: look and letter method (2:54)
  • Brush lettering practice: skeleton method (3:57)
  Color Combination Tips/Overview
  • Using a color wheel, selecting color schemes (6:07)
  Best Watercolor Types to use with Brush Lettering
  • Tube watercolors (water ratios, behavior) (4:25)
  • Pan sets (water ratios, behavior) (7:23)
  • Concentrated watercolors (water ratios, behavior) (5:23)
  • Taking care of your watercolors (4:12)
  One Color Brush Lettering
  • Tubes: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:36)
  • Pan sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:13)
  • Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:28)
  Alternating Letter Color Blending
  • Tubes: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (7:08)
  • Pan sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:18)
  • Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:37)
  • Project: Everything is Figureoutable (11:49)
  Duo-color fade Technique
  • Tubes + Pan Sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:45)
  • Concentrated 2 ways with a waterbrush (4:54)
  Color Drop Blend Technique
  • Tubes, pan sets + Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush (11:27)
  Top + Bottom Blend Technique
  • Tubes with a paintbrush + waterbrush (6:43)
  • Pan sets with a paintbrush (4:34)
  • Concentrated watercolor with a paintbrush (4:38)
  Closing
  • Next steps + farewell (0:42)
  Class Bonus pdfs
  • Alphabet practice sheets
  • Core strokes sheets
  • Style inspiration
  • Color combo cheat sheets
  • Blank lettering guides
  • Master supply list

Option 3

The Essentials Course Curriculum

  Materials Overview
  • Overview + supplies needed (6:39)
  Establishing your personal brush lettering style
  • Traditional paintbrush lettering vs. waterbrush lettering (6:00)
  • Letterform anatomy + structure (8:10)
  • The 6 core strokes + practice sheets: paintbrush (26:22)
  • The 6 core strokes + practice sheets: waterbrush (19:31)
  • Letter inspiration: letter over method (3:00)
  • Letter inspiration: lightbox method (3:17)
  • Letter inspiration: look and letter method (2:54)
  • Brush lettering practice: skeleton method (3:57)
  Color Combination Tips/Overview
  • Using a color wheel, selecting color schemes (6:07)
  Best Watercolor Types to use with Brush Lettering
  • Tube watercolors (water ratios, behavior) (4:25)
  • Pan sets (water ratios, behavior) (7:23)
  • Concentrated watercolors (water ratios, behavior) (5:23)
  • Taking care of your watercolors (4:12)
  One Color Brush Lettering
  • Tubes: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:36)
  • Pan sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:13)
  • Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (4:28)
  Alternating Letter Color Blending
  • Tubes: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (7:08)
  • Pan sets: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:18)
  • Concentrated watercolor: paintbrush vs. waterbrush (3:37)
  • Project: Everything is Figureoutable (11:49)
  Closing
  • Next steps + farewell (0:42)
  Class Bonus pdfs
  • Core strokes sheets
  • Style inspiration
  • Color combo cheat sheets
  • Blank lettering guides
  • Master supply list
Bonus Watercolor Class
Paintbrush Alphabet Practice Sheets

Paintbrush Alphabet Practice Sheets

Full uppercase script, lowercase script and numbers paintbrush-specific practice sheets with color coded stroke orders. Full row of the same traceable letter for practice; blank practice row included below each letter. $40 value (Lovelier Letters + Master Class tiers only).

Waterbrush Alphabet Practice Sheets

Waterbrush Alphabet Practice Sheets

Full uppercase script, lowercase script and numbers waterbrush-specific practice sheets with color coded stroke orders. Full row of the same traceable letter for practice; blank practice row included below each letter. $40 value (Lovelier Letters + Master Class tiers only).

Paintbrush Core Strokes Practice Sheets

Paintbrush Core Strokes Practice Sheets

Practice the 6 core strokes of brush lettering with these paintbrush-specific exercise sheets! Includes traceable strokes, practice exercises and letters listed with each stroke.

Waterbrush Core Strokes Practice Sheets

Waterbrush Core Strokes Practice Sheets

Practice the 6 core strokes of brush lettering with these waterbrush-specific exercise sheets! Includes traceable strokes, practice exercises and letters listed with each stroke.

Blank Lettering Guides

Blank Lettering Guides

Explore your unique style of lettering and stay consistent with these 4 different blank lettering guides: basic, italic, dot grid and full grid!

Master Supply List Clickable PDF

Master Supply List Clickable PDF

If you’ve ever been unsure what the right supplies are, this clickable list has you covered. Tight supply budget? No problem - check out the second page for some budget friendly alternatives.

Color Combo Cheat Sheets

Color Combo Cheat Sheets

Struggling with your color choices? This pack includes 40 unique combos which will make worrying about color a thing of the past.

Style Inspiration PDF

Style Inspiration PDF

Utilizing style inspirations help to advance your personal style in the direction you’d most like to go. Use the included one, or create your own based off of it to use with the methods shown in the class.

Bonus Class: Digital Watercolor Lettering

Bonus Class: Digital Watercolor Lettering

Digitizing your watercolor lettering is a way to ensure its quality is retained forever. In this full bonus class, you’ll learn proper scan settings, color adjusting and removing backgrounds in Photoshop and best practices for vectorizing in Illustrator. No previous knowledge of the programs is required to fully follow along! $47 value (Master Class only, will need Photoshop and/or Illustrator).

Master Class

$ 247

Experiment with a new style using the alphabet practice sheets, then go full zen mode into 6 watercolor blending techniques, masking fluid, metallics and iridescent tutorials. In the bonus class, learn how to preserve your lettering by converting it to digital following best practices for scanning, color adjusting in Photoshop and vectorization in Illustrator.

20 Modules
44 Videos
4.75 Hours
  • Access to 44 HD step-by-step videos
  • Lifetime access to the class
  • Unlimited Updates
  • 6 watercolor blending techniques
  • Bonus lessons: masking fluid, metallics, iridescent effects
  • Bonus class: Digital Watercolor Lettering
  • Core Strokes Practice Sheets (for paintbrush and waterbrush)
  • Alphabet Practice Sheets (for paintbrush and waterbrush)
  • Master Supply List clickable pdf
  • Style Inspiration printable
  • Color Combo Cheat Sheets
  • Blank Lettering Guides
watercolor tray
waterbrush lettering

LOVELIER LETTERS

$ 177

Add extra style and variation to your lettering using alphabet practice sheets while still keeping the basics in mind. Get extra colorful by exploring 5 different watercolor blending techniques.

10 Modules
29 Videos
3.15 Hours
  • Access to 29 HD step-by-step videos
  • Lifetime access to the class
  • Unlimited Updates
  • 4 methods for establishing your style
  • 5 watercolor blending techniques
  • Master Supply List clickable pdf
  • Alphabet Practice Sheets (for paintbrush and waterbrush)
  • Core Strokes Practice Sheets (for paintbrush and waterbrush)
  • Style Inspiration printable
  • Color Combo Cheat Sheets
  • Blank Lettering Guides
Watercolor ink
Waterbrush tray

The Essentials

$ 127

Focus on your lettering form and structure. Practice methods for establishing and perfecting your own personal brush lettering style. Finish up by diving into one color and multi-color blending.

7 Modules
22 Videos
2.45 Hours
  • Access to 22 HD step-by-step videos
  • Lifetime access to the class
  • Unlimited Updates
  • 8 videos covering the basics
  • 2 watercolor blending techniques
  • 4 methods for establishing your style
  • Color Combo Cheat Sheets
  • Master Supply List clickable pdf
  • Style Inspiration printable
  • Blank Lettering Guides
  • Core Strokes Practice Sheets (for paintbrush and waterbrush)
Brush lettering supplies
Watercolor ink supplies

Courses Included with Purchase



Digital Watercolor Lettering
Subtitle description brush Lettering for Graphic Design
Teela Cunningham
$47

Original Price: $47


Frequently Asked Questions


Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
Sure do! If you finish the course, implement the techniques and feel you haven’t improved, you can email me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
How long can I access the course for?
Forever! As long as Every-Tuesday exists, this course will be available to watch. Take it at whatever pace you’d like, watch whenever, wherever and as many times as you’d like.
Will I be able to access all of the videos at once?
Yep!
I’ve never tried brush lettering. Is this for me?
Yes! The course was made with the beginner/intermediate letterer in mind and those looking to pick up extra tips to improve their lettering quickly. There are many step-by-step videos that are perfect for anyone just getting started.
Can I upgrade to a different tier later?
Absolutely! Just send me a note with which tier you’d like to upgrade to and I’ll send over a discount code you can use :)
The bonus class, digital watercolor lettering, requires photoshop and/or illustrator. What if I’ve never used them before?
The bonus class is entirely step by step, so it’s perfect for new users of both Photoshop and Illustrator. I show you where to go to achieve each effect, narrating the ‘how’s’ and ‘why’s’ along the entire way. I also have all of my keystrokes on screen throughout the class so you’ll have everything you need to follow along. No part of the process is left out!
I’m an experienced brush letterer. Would I still benefit?
I always enjoy the opportunity to learn new tips and tricks by watching the process of others’. I’ve packed this course full of content from my personal experiences that I hope you’ll find useful!
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