Today I’m going to teach you how to
change up your handwriting
and how you can go from this to this
by simply learning the basics to modern calligraphy.
Perfect for any beginner.
So let’s begin with the principle.
So calligraphy focuses on upward strokes and downward strokes,
as well as how much pressure
you need to apply to each letter
to give it its own personality.
So the basics are that when doing up strokes,
you want to make these lines have
as little pressure as possible
so that you can create thinner line.
Now for downward strokes is actually the opposite
and these strokes will always be thicker and more bold.
So in order to do this,
the only thing you have to do is
to add more pressure on your writing tool
to help you create a thick and bold stroke.
Now trust me, getting the hang of thin up strokes
and thick down strokes.
It takes a little bit of time.
But with the next basics, you will get it in no time.
So you can also try and add a little bit more character to your writing
by exaggerating the spacing between letters
or you can also add swirls to the end of each letter
to make it a little bit more fancy.
So now for the supplies, this is the really fun part.
I’ll be using the Crayola super tips
which are super inexpensive
and mimic a real calligraphy marker.
I also use Crayola calligraphy markers which are nice.
Because they are dual ended.
I love Marvy color markers.
They are by far my favorite.
They’re very easy to get used to and have flexible tip,
which is ideal when you’re a beginner
trying to learn the right amount of pressure,
for up strokes and down strokes.
I also use a pallette parallel pen
which are for a little bit more experience
an old-school calligraphy writing,
but yet super fun to practice on as a beginner.
I use these pens for more detail and focal calligraphy.
These were really great for me
when I first were starting out,
as well as you know
a very colorful Fineliner for fine details
within strokes and a Pigma Brush
which is the real deal you guys.
I love this one, too.
So to summarize, you’ll basically need tools
that have both a broad tip and a fine tip
in order that can be a little bit flexible.
Now these Water Color brushes are surprisingly
really easy to handle as a beginner.
They help write with perfect flow and control.
Plus, they look super beautiful.
Now, a fancier tool if you’re more into digital
and prefer to save your pieces on one spot
would be an iPad pro.
It can be a great tool especially if you want them.
You know stay organized or
perhaps even start selling your work.
I also use the Belkin Case
which is amazing to hold my Apple Pen
and also the tips and stand my pen up
while keeping it free of dust and denting.
So something I also recommend is starting to create
a really fun page of swatches of
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all your tools, your pens, your markers, your brushes
so that you can pretty much pinpoint
exactly the look you’re trying to create
and which brand of tools it was from.
It’s also just nice to see all in one page
the differences between thick strokes and thin strokes
that each tool gives off.
Step 3 is to master your cursive.
Now you don’t need to be an expert or write quickly.
One of the biggest mistakes with calligraphy is
people think it’s a very quick process.
But you know you should actually take your time.
You should lift your hand after every other letter to
really observe how you plan on
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you know connecting the letter from before.
It also just gives you more of a playground
to not be so hard on yourself and speed through the process
and you can play with more fancy loop spacings and
even the levels of your letters
for a more aesthetic look
when you take your time.
So here I just wrote welcome and
essentially this is how it worked.
So when your pen folds down towards the bottom of the page,
this is a downward stroke.
And as you can see, it’s actually thicker.
And when you go up, it will be thinner
and you create this by decreasing the amount of pressure on your writing tools.
So take a look at the arrows for a little bit more guidance.
So if you’re kind of lost and overwhelmed at this point, it’s okay.
The easiest way to practice calligraphy is
to get calligraphy stencils.
Now I’m gonna lengthy as which are my favorite
and I recommend tracing over and over
with different worksheets to
just kind of familiarize yourself with the brush strokes,
which are key to writing in calligraphy.
So trust me,
the more you practice by doing this over and over,
the quicker you’ll be able to do it
on your own without a stencil.
I also personally find this be very therapeutic for me.
Because I’m focusing on one thing
while building a habit subconsciously
which i think is amazing.
And with this particular stencils,
I’m practicing with the Marvy color markers
which are bomb.
They’re so flexible. They make adding and removing pressure to
be so effortless which I love.
Now you can also fake it till you make it.
So I’m going to show you some super simple calligraphy effects
to trick yourself into changing up your handwriting.
So after you write your words,
you can use any of these to spice up any words.
So you can leave it normal and cursive or
or you can add a parallel line
in all the down strokes for a double line effect.
You can also do the same thing,
but trace it in to add the calligraphy touch
or for a more decorative feel,
add some lines between the blank spaces.
You can truly get as creative as you want with this
and create all sorts of styles and font looks.
Another really effective way to learn calligraphy
is to actually imitate fonts that you love.
So my sister Angelica is actually a beast at calligraphy.
So these are all of her pieces and
so I decided her practice by copying her work.
So I have found this to be one of the simplest ways to actually learn,
but also we get super creative and challenge yourself with you inspiration.
You guys should totally follow her.
She is amazing at what she does.
The link of her stuff down below.
And for just a bonus,
I wanted to include some
really fun lettering ideas for you to try out.
Because you don’t have to learn calligraphy
in order to change up your handwriting.
You can just play around with the length of your words or the width.
You can stretch them out, make them more curved at the end.
You can also space out your letters
for a little bit more of a fun dynamic effect.
There’s really a million ways to change it up
and you just have to look around for inspiration
and try your best to mimic it and give you your own stuff.
I really really hope that these tips have helped you.
They’ve definitely helped me and I’m still learning.
But you know these are the basic steps that you cannot fail
and I can’t wait to see what you guys create.
Please share your hand lettering with me on Instagram or on Twitter.
I would literally love to see it.
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Don’t forget to live weird or die normal. Bye!
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