Improve Your Calligraphy: Connections and Spacing

Doris Fullgrabe, Lettering & Calligraphy, Freelance

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13 Lessons (1h 43m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:16
    • 2. Mathematically vs Visually Equal

      3:42
    • 3. Connecting Lowercase Letters

      18:28
    • 4. Connecting Uppercase Letters Part 1

      12:10
    • 5. Connecting Uppercase Letters 2

      16:01
    • 6. Spacing: Stem to Stem

      9:20
    • 7. Spacing: Stem to Arch

      5:49
    • 8. Spacing: Stem to Oval

      4:12
    • 9. Spacing: Opens to Stem, Oval, & Words

      7:41
    • 10. Recap & Handout

      2:56
    • 11. Excercise: Necklaces

      12:46
    • 12. Exercise: Pangrams

      8:20
    • 13. Thank You & Wrap Up

      0:46

About This Class

If you've enjoyed learning how to write Copperplate calligraphy, but you're not quite sure how to string individual letters together to form beautiful words and sentences... this is the class for you! 

Hi, I'm Doris, and I love sharing insights from my own calligraphy practice.

In this class, we'll talk about

  • mathematical vs. visual evenness of letter spacing
  • connecting lowercase letters to one another
  • connecting uppercase letters to lowercase ones,
  • how to make spacing decisions, and
  • spacing specific letter pairs based on their anatomy

Let's practice together as I talk you through the explanations, and join me in writing out specific exercises for connecting and spacing in real time.

You'll be writing specific letter pairs, a couple of necklaces, and a couple of pangrams, thereby practicing how to connect and space all letters of the alphabet. 

Even if you're brand new to calligraphy, you'll find these simple exercises easy and effective to improve your writing. 

I hope you'll also check out my other classes on Skillshare, come say hi on Instagram @dorisfullgrabe and join the pen tribe at justpickupapen.com. 

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