A week ago I was at home chilling. I had already done my chores and pretty much ran errands with a lot of hours to spare. I did a quick Google search and thought with this much time on my hands I needed something to occupy my time.
There were several suggestions and the one that stood out to me was that of Handlettering. I was taken to the article and somehow with the purchase of my new tablet and seeing so many awesome illustrations on Instagram I decided why not give it a shot.
So far so good I’m having so much fun following the instructions,participating in the challenges and just learning as much as I can from this new found love.
What is handlettering?
Hand lettering is one of the biggest creative hobbies right now. Hand lettering is the process of creating decorative letters and fonts. One of the most appealing parts of lettering is that there is are near-endless ways to do it. You can use virtually any type of writing or drawing utensil, ranging from pens to markers to brushes and beyond. Hand lettering also allows you to develop your own unique style with just a little bit of practice. In particular, hand lettering can be used to create cards and signs, and it’s a popular technique for creating wedding invitations. Lettering can be intimidating at first, but this guide will help you get started. More here
They’re certain tools that are needed to get into lettering. I’ve already ordered a few supplies from Amazon. For now I’ve settled with my son’s Crayola marker and my paper mate inkjoy gel pens.
I must say I’m having fun learning as much as I can about Calligraphy and handlettering. See some photos below:
You can keep up with my journey by following my Instagram page @ designsbysixty5
Until next time,
Be safe 😊
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That’s awesome! It seems like you can benefit from a set of inexpensive dip pen and nibs. Those make the handlettering process so much more fun. I’m crap at traditional calligraphy myself, but enjoy practising my penmanship still. Wishing you all the best for your journey!
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Thanks Stuart ☺️