Gemma O’Brien Teaches You Block Lettering Techniques In Volcom's "School Of Cool" Tutorial

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Gemma O’Brien Teaches You Block Lettering Techniques In Volcom's "School Of Cool" Tutorial

Welcome to the first episode of Volcom's School Of Cool, a three part "How To" series of hand lettering tutorials from Volcom Ambassador, Gemma O’Brien (aka @mrseaves101 on Instagram). 

In this first lesson Gemma demonstrates the techniques to create bold block letter forms that will give your lettering dimension and a dose of strong color. Below is a list of all the supplies you'll need to follow along with Gemma as well as link to a free download of Gemma's base alphabet guide template that she uses in the video.

You will need:

Bond Paper – smooth and semi transparent
Ruler
Colour textas or pencils
Lightbox for tracing (optional)
Alphabet guide (see below)

Who is Gemma O'Brien? Learn more about this Volcom Ambassador.

Watch the 2nd episode: Mixing Typography And Illustration Tutorial With Gemma O'Brien

Watch the 3rd episode: A Tutorial For Adding Texture To Calligraphy with Gemma O'Brien