A huge question I’ve noticed especially in the bullet journal community is how to start with lettering or calligraphy. It’s a HUGE question and I’ve posted about this before but I wanted to break down some very basic background knowledge, supplies, and skills that you need to know what you’re looking for and how to get started.
In light of teaching workshops at Wet Paint Art this fall, I wanted to share some of the things I’ll be teaching with folks who aren’t in town. In the video below I go over some different sub-categories of that word “lettering” and tips for technique and supplies for brush calligraphy specifically.
Supplies I mention:
Get started with some of my helpful links:
Was this helpful? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear!
Awesome 😀 Didn’t know how important drills are till now :’/ nice and encouraging post to start the RIGHT way <3<3
Well I’m glad you found this useful!! Drills are… so necessary. So unsexy. But so necessary!
please keep offering classes at wet paint art! I didn’t realize you were teaching classes until it had completely filled up. I’d love to attend one and learn about all of your tips and tricks!
Did you get into the other ones!? There were 2 more dates, another Handlettering one that is full, but I think brush calligraphy is open on Sunday October 9!
love the video. always wanted to try lettering but felt overwhelmed by it. Thanks for the intro
I”m glad it was helpful! <3
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Hi! I’m using the same Crayola marker, and I was wondering when you do the thick down strokes, do you tilt the pen more or use more pressure or a combination to create a thicker line? It’s really rough and jagged when I tilt the pen more or less to get thin or thick. But when I press harder or softer, the difference isn’t very obvious. Luv ya soooo much :))
How have you been coming along on this? Were you talking about the big broad tip marker? I talk about this in the video but I tilt my pen so it’s 45 degrees from the table top to get that nice broad stroke down 🙂
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