Introduction: Handwriting to Calligraphy
Turning your handwriting into calligraphy-style letters is a lot easier than it looks!
This tutorial can be used in:
- classrooms, to spice up handwriting- or art lessons
- card making
- envelope adressing
- and more
- Any kind of pen/pencil/crayon/chalk that is nice to write with
- Something to write on (paper, glass, chalkboard, wood, etc)
Some materials can be found in this folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wz9tpa8lc9j9g5v/AAC29KP...
Step 1: Emphasize the Downstrokes
Every time your pen goes down, add extra thickness with your pen.
That's it :)
Well ok, it might take some practice to get it really nice, but it isn't hard!
Every line going down get's to be a little wider. You can do this after you wrote a word, or (when using very thick downstrokes) during your writing.
If you give your letters a little bit more space, adding downstrokes is a little easier.
Step 2: If You Want More
- Drawing your letters (instead of writing them and adding width afterwards) can be something to try next. This is not necessary though!
- Try this technique on different surfaces, like a chalkboard, a glass (add the names of guests with a chalk marker), wood, plates/mugs (use ceramic paint)
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