the art of calligraphy part 8
By: Lady T Powers & JetPens
Now For the letter G
Several posts ago we started you out with some practice sheets so you can start getting the feel of playing with lettering. You will also be able to print those sheets out as many times as you like to have extra space to practice the above lesson. You can get them here: Practice Sheets. You can also see the previous posts you missed starting with the Letter A here : Lesson A Get the print outs here: Letter A Printouts , Letter B Printouts , Letter C , letter D, letter E and letter F Printouts!
Want to share these with someone else? We ask that you do not share our files, instead share our link above to this post. Thanks. Be sure to read the first post for letter A as it will have some important hints to help you along with the rest of these lessons.
Lets Move on to to the letter F.
Following the instructions laid out in our last posts on the letters A, B, C, D, E and F be sure to print out your letter G files to follow along. The Letter G Lesson will be available free until March 26th 2019, at which point it will then become a $1 to help support the site. Hurry get it now.
All lessons in this blog are for letter formation and tips for learning Hand lettering and may apply indirectly towards the kit you are working on. However these lessons should assist in most if not all cases in developing your lettering skills with these lessons. We will assume you now have read the posts on the letters A,B,C,D, E and F plus have printed out your G files and practice sheets, and are ready to work!
Today we are going to talk about best brush pens for lettering and calligraphy. PART 2 Beginners
Dramatic Lettering & tools to try
Let me first start by saying, that by no means should you rush out to buy these supplies. You can always use what you have on hand. But it's always good to be exposed to different methods. We’ve all seen beautiful lettering with extra crisp hairlines and whimsical twirls. In this case it is helpful to have tools that can make this easier. For dramatic lettering, the brush pen tip should be soft and elastic so that you get more stroke variation. Pigmentation is also another consideration. We will look at both today.
I do recommend using a dark black ink to convey your message boldly. Additionally, seek out brush pens with archival ink—you want your beautiful lettering to last! Without archival ink over time your lettering may fade.
The Royal Talens Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pens (Below) and Uni Brush Pen Set are great for dramatic lettering.
Let's see this pen in action...
WaterColor Calligraphy Pens
Let' see these pens work...
Create shadows and 3D effects
Next time we will continue this post with additional tools for beginners. If you frequent social media or have been to a wedding, chances are you’ve seen how beautiful calligraphy can be. If you’ve ever wanted to learn calligraphy yourself, this article is for you. We will go over some of the basic calligraphy tools you’ll need to get started and show you how to use them. We will also be presenting you with the letter H practice kit for free!
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We hope we have given you some additional insight into developing your hand-lettering. Have fun working with the Letter G practice sheets. I highly suggest printing them on to HP Printer Paper, Premium 32. Now that you have some insights on pens and why, (hints on practice sheets too) begin following the directions on your G Sheets. The entire alphabet will soon be ready to purchase as a complete set. Until then Hhhh...eck it was good seeing you!
Need Additional Space to practice? Don't forget your calligraphy practice sheets, now featuring an extra bonus, that track the pen type you use and has six brackets set up for practicing whole lines or single letters. See you next time!
Thanks! ~ Lady T
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