Calligraphy Basics

I have been religiously praticing calligraphy this month and had lots of friends interested in it. Must be all the attractive slow-mo videos on instagram haha. After a failed attempt with calligraphy last year I decided to try again! Took up an instagram challenge to work on. 

After some research online & pinterest, I downloaded some calligraphy/ lettering practice sheets. Thought I'd share them here. I'd suggest you practice the alphabets individually before starting to connect them to form words. You can download them here. The author has generously provided a number of them for free.

Step 1: Get a good brush pen. You should be able to work well with its tip and strokes.  During my practice, I used the Akashiya Fude brush pen. (Available at Clementi Artfriend)

Step 2: Print them out on hard papers to prevent bleeding of ink. I printed them on regular printing papers. It did bleed a little behind. But, didn't affect the lettering process.

**The brush tip and stroke size did match the practice sheet perfectly. 

See below for video posted on instagram when I was practicing.

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With love,

Anyone can paint

I never thought i'd be able to draw or paint. The last time i tried, I dipped faber castle watercolour pencils in water and failed. What was I thinking? haha 

Recently, I purchased some basic items from Artfriend to kick start painting. And this post could help you pick out what you might need :

#1 Daler downey portable watercolour pocket set  Invest in a good set. They definetely have much better colour pay off. Glides smoothly and easy to blend. I love this one!

#2 Daler downey Langton Prestige Watercolour Paper Ever tried painting on papers and your colours starts bleeding or transfering. You are using the wrong type of paper. This one is small and compact. Perfect match for your water colour set too haha.

#3 Black sharpie maker  You need a good quality marker to outline your images to make them pop! This works well and never dries out! But, clean up the tip after use. 

Lastly, what works for me might not work for you. It also depends on your items and techniques.
If you are looking for a new hobby, try painting. Great way to wind down and chill.


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