Calligraphy for Every Day | Krisan Murphy | Skillshare
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7 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1. Fun Facts & Tools

    • 3. Lesson 2 How to form the small letters.

    • 4. Lesson 3 How to form the capital letters.

    • 5. Lesson 4 Examples of birthday greetings.

    • 6. Lesson 5 Examples of thank you notes.

    • 7. Lesson 6 Examples of three different sayings.


About This Class

Beginners are welcome here, but if you have lettering experience and just want some new ideas--join the fun! This class covers easy-to-follow instructions about how letters are formed. I will cover both the small and capital letters of an italic alphabet. You will learn an excellent foundation for transitioning to other alphabet styles and even a few tips on how to do it. We will use lined school paper, printer paper, or the paper of your choice, a pencil, and more than three different kinds of markers. Downloads of the alphabet examples are provided in the class notes.


1. Introduction: Hi. I'm Chris San Murphy. Welcome to clicker fee for every day three. 2. Lesson 1. Fun Facts & Tools: Hi, I'm Chris and Murphy. I'm a lettering artist in a teacher, and I'm so glad you join me for this class. - I will demonstrate where the thick and thin lines are. You press down here and here. This is a Crayola marker. Although it's not a brush, it's still when you press down, you can get the thick and thin. It's a great beginners comes in nice colors. This is the art lines stick. It's comparable to the way they Crayola works. And then this is the pen. Tell brush. It's a small brush. I'm not going to go all the way down to the bottom just to show you this really works. Well, as for small alphabets for a small envelope and then the Sharpie, it has a nice large brush on it. It's the Sharpie brush and comes in lots of fun colors press down on the down stroke. Now, as for tools, I have a list here for you. You can download this. This is the Ticonderoga Pencil HB two, which will see me use. And then, of course, the Crayola broad line. You'll see the pen tell touch Sharpie Econoline. All of these are inthe E notes. It's a complete list. As for paper, I used an 8.5 by 11 wide ruled white paper. Lingle Path. This is nice and convenient because there's no binding on the side. And, of course, it may be less expensive than printing off reams of lined paper. You could use the fund size legal pad for on the go practice. Don't forget the downloads thes air free and their examples of the small and large alphabets. 3. Lesson 2 How to form the small letters.: welcome This left wing covers minuscule. If you're a beginner, don't get frustrated. Just slow down. 4. Lesson 3 How to form the capital letters.: Well, congratulations. You made it to the next lesson, and hopefully you've had some good experiences. Please leave me a note. I love to hear from you. Now we're going to cover the large letters of capital letters. So you all slow down and let's get it done. Way, - way E o. 5. Lesson 4 Examples of birthday greetings.: in this lesson, I'm going to give you a example. A birthday message, and I'm sure there's somebody special you'd like to send a message to. So let's get started. As you plan your car, think about what saucy like color, the types of more curse and in the style, I'll point out three different types. Traditional, relax and bouncy, which could also be called the modern Calligraphy. I'll give you examples of the race. Three styles in cards. Take your legal pad and put a piece of printer paper on top. It will give you a way to copy over the letters and also help improve your writing. Remember, this video is filmed at a higher speed just so that we can cover a lot of material in a short amount of time and enjoy each one of days. So this is an example of the traditional a talent. Now you can also take a small card and put it on top of the line paper and use that as a guide to pencil in your markers. And when I say relax, it might be that there's more Serifis more, um, fly in to it. This is a example that has a heart added to it. Now, when you erase, make sure everything's try and please use a brush instead of blowing or wiping it off because that won't smear. Now, if you would like to change alphabet there, certain points that you can look out. For example, where the letters connect the A doesn't exactly fit. You'll notice that the letters that RS senders and D senders don't necessarily follow up, and then they don't follow the line there. Bouncy as opposed toothy tradition, traditional So you could go from the bouncy had a flourish here and there to the traditional again, This is sped up. Make sure you slow down. Here's an example of a bouncy I'll feel better with the card. The letters are not gonna be on a straight line. - Thank you for joining me for this class. If it happens to be your birthday celebrate Happy birthday. See you in the next class 6. Lesson 5 Examples of thank you notes. : this'll. Essen covers a project to do a thank you note. And I just want to take a minute to thank you for hanging in there and getting your work done. I hope you're getting a project ready. Let's do this way E O. 7. Lesson 6 Examples of three different sayings.: this'll s and I'm gonna do a demonstration of how to make a presentation of your favorite saying, like live, love, laugh. Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing your posted work, so you'll need to gather your supplies. Pencil with a good eraser. And don't forget a good brush. It will come in handy. You some lined paper in a ruler. You're gonna want to plan out your work on some printer paper or lined paper. It will help you with formatting and then, as you say, have written out ideas for how I want to format. Pick out your paper for your finished product and then your brush markers or your period so I will demonstrate three different sayings. Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing your work way.