When my heart exploded with joy

I decided to stop trying to imitate beautiful fonts because I want to have my own style and have the freedom to write what I want without following strict patterns. My hand is heavy, and I suffer too much trying to create thin upstrokes; this kills all the joy that hand lettering should be giving me.

I can start a thin upstroke, but I cannot create a thin upstroke when it a continuum of the thick downstroke:

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It isn’t natural to me to release the pressure of the pen when I create an upstroke.

So, yesterday, Continue reading “When my heart exploded with joy”

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Hand lettering: Skillshare workshops

When I decided to learn hand lettering for my learning project, I also decided to use open resources only. I changed my mind when I saw a blog post offering 2-month free access to SkillShare; I have one free month left.

Just as suggestions, these are the workshops I already watched and recommend, in case you are also interested in learning hand lettering:

Designers: Jackson Alves, Martina Flor, Ciarra Rouwhorst, Emma Witte, Chelle Perea, and Peggy Dean.

Please share in the comments any other great workshop on hand lettering!

Hand lettering: From impatience to hope

I only have one of my most favourite brush pens, and it is yellow. I decided to buy a 12-colour set at my favourite online store, but it will take 2-3 weeks to arrive. In the meantime, I bought a 6-dollar set of Crayolas. Crayoligraphy is becoming common among new hand letterers because of the nib of the Crayola markers: it is firm and allows for making thin and thick strokes with ease.

I practised some letters of the alphabet using a Crayola marker but lost my patience after a full page of single letters and syllables. Continue reading “Hand lettering: From impatience to hope”