Published here for the first time in a digital format, BJ Betts’ guides are the OG reference for learning how to create great lettering tattoos. Throughout these eBooks, BJ shows you how to approach lettering as an illustration, rather than as type font, explaining the “how” and “why” of design.
With BJ’s guides and some practice, you’ll learn the fundamentals of lettering designs, like spacing, consistent weight and shading, and how to develop a sense of what works and what doesn’t.Special offer: Save 20% when you bundle all 3 Lettering Guides!
Lettering Guide 1: Lettering 101, with info on basic layout and shading techniques to create a coherent composition. Also includes upper and lower case traditional tattoo, script, and Old English alphabets and sample designs.
Lettering Guide 2: Learn about BJ’s approach to lettering design, how to draft layouts, how to add variation to each design while maintaining consistency. Includes old school tattoo fonts with multiple variations for each letter, classic calligraphy styles and flourishes with sample illustrations.
Lettering Guide 3: Lettering rules in action, with more developed design drafts, as well as loose sketches, ideas for how to add depth to designs with shading and drop shadow, and a variety of hand-drawn letter variations.