BJ Betts Lettering Workshop

Legendary tattoo artist BJ Betts shares lettering skills. In this six-part video series, you'll start from the basics and work your way though placement.

Start and stop as many times as you need to nail it.


Part 1 - The Basics
 

In part 1 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts takes us through the basics of tattoo lettering.
 

BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 1 - The Basics | VANS

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Part 2 - Layout & Spacing
 

In part 2 of this tutorial, BJ Betts teaches one of the most integral parts of the process when tattooing: the layout of your lettering.
 

BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 2 - Layout & Spacing | VANS

In part 2 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts teaches us that the way you layout your lettering is one of the most integral parts of the process when tattooing. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY Connect with VANS: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 2 - Layout & Spacing | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66


Part 3 - Flourishes
 

In part 3 of the tutorial, BJ Betts teaches flourishes, the perfect way to fill dead spaces around your lettering.

BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 3 - Flourishes | VANS

In part 3 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts shows us how flourishes are a perfect way to fill dead spaces around your lettering. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY Connect with VANS: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 3 - Flourishes | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66


Part 4 - Size & Variations
 

In part 4 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts teaches us a trick for designing larger projects, different letter & shading variations, and more.
 

BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 4 - Size & Variations | VANS

In part 4 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts teaches us a trick for designing larger projects, different letter & shading variations, and more. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY Connect with VANS: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 4 - Size & Variations | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66


Part 5 - Pike Lettering & Mixing Styles

In part 5 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts talks about Pike lettering, and how to mix different styles of lettering together.

BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 5 - Pike Lettering & Mixing Styles | VANS

In part 5 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts talks about Pike lettering, and how to mix different styles of lettering together. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY Connect with VANS: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 5 - Pike Lettering & Mixing Styles | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66


Part 6 - Placement

In part 6 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts shows us how some lettering styles work perfectly for some placements, but not others. Knowing the difference is important.
 

BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 6 - Placement | VANS

In part 6 of this series of tutorials, BJ Betts shows us how some lettering styles work perfectly for some placements, but look horrible for other placements. Knowing the difference is really important. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1aIFFTY Connect with VANS: http://bit.ly/1uPubcu Facebook: http://bit.ly/29CDdc4 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29AT0Gz Instagram: http://bit.ly/29wXHB5 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/29tf1Gs Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1Rjvlt7 About Vans: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans. Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crocket, Tony Trujillo, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla, Lizzie Armanto, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Mikey February, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Peraza, Dennis Enarson, Larry Edgar, Angie Marino, Jake Kuzyk, Hana Beaman, Mary Rand. BJ Betts Lettering Workshop | Part 6 - Placement | VANS https://www.youtube.com/user/VansShoes66

 

 

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