Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps


Hello everyone, it’s Ali LePere here and I want to walk you through how I make slime letters! In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make your lettering a little scarier in five easy steps. Let’s get started!

Supplies

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Step 1

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

I started off by sketching a letter with the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil. Since this is serving as the foundation of the slime letters, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Simple bubble letters will suffice!

Step 2

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Still using my pencil, I sketched slime details. Since slime should always move downward (as if dripping), I made sure to sketch it that way. That means all of the little drips look like they’re  “moving” down. The same applies for the drips on the edges of the letter. I also added lumps here and there to make the letters look more textured and creepy.

Step 3

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Using MONO Drawing Pen 08, I inked over the pencil sketch lines. I chose the 08 size because I like bold lines. You can use whichever size MONO Drawing Pen you prefer.

Step 4

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Once the ink was dry, I erased the pencil sketches with the MONO Dust Catch Eraser.

Step 5

I colored the letter in small segments with the ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers. Below you can see the first of those segments.

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

I started by roughly coloring the edges of the letter and slime drips with the darkest of my green colors (ABT PRO Marker P195).

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Next, I colored directly over ABT PRO Marker P195 and further into the shape of the letter with P173. I overlapped the colors because it helped them blend together.

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Using the lightest green (the P133), I colored over the ink from the two darker markers. Since the markers layer so well, I didn’t have to do any blending.

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Continuing in small segments, I filled up the rest of the letter.

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

Once I finished the first letter, I moved onto the rest of the word. That’s how I made some spooky slime letters!

Slime Hand Lettering in Five Easy Steps - Ali LePere

If you’re interested in trying other hand lettering styles to go with the ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers, check out my Tie-Dye Lettering tutorial. If you’re just starting out with hand lettering, check out Mandy’s Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Lettering post or my Practical Guide to Lettering in Different Styles. Also, if you try any projects from the blog, remember to tag Tombow so we can all cheer you on!

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