Calligraphy 101

Saturday, February 21, 2015

If anyone of you is even following me on Instagram, you might be a little bit tired of me posting my amateur calligraphy attempts. I'm so sorry for that, and I also apologize for crossing over and even posting it here.

It's been a week since I bought a set of nibs and a bottle of ink and I have been self-teaching myself with the help of Youtube, of course. I think I might be getting the hang of it. I was very frustrated the first couple of days but here's what I've made so far,

Please keep in mind that I am still learning and not a pro at this. This is like page 11 of my graphing pad, the other pages are not post-worthy, I'm afraid.

Here's what I've learned so far:

  • Practice really does make perfect
  • If you really want to produce something beautiful, you have to work hard for it (proof is my first 10 pages)
  • Start with the basics, start learning each alphabet first before you go into phrases
  • Choose one type of font first and move on to the next afterwards
  • Invest in good ink and paper (I'm afraid I'm still on the search of a good paper. The ink just keeps blotting out of my letters)

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  1. I am so envious. I have been wanting to learn that for such a long time now.

    1. You should try it. It's really very easy to learn and so much fun. It relaxes me after a day from work.

  2. : Looks great! reminds me of my coLLege days, Lettering subject.. ^_^

    1. Thanks! You're lucky you had a Lettering subject in college. We had Architectural Lettering only, which was very boring. Haha.

  3. It's really frustrating at first but It was really fun. Btw, drop by to say Hi!!


    1. Yeah, I haven't been practicing lately but I sure will when I get back from vacation (haitus mode right now ;p).


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