Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Molly Jacques, Calligraphy | Lettering

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14 Videos (50m)
    • Trailer

      1:21
    • Pen Holders, Nibs

      5:49
    • Ink and Paper

      3:49
    • Prepare and Care, Putting Together Your Pen

      3:28
    • Holding Your Pen

      1:24
    • Constructing The /, U, S, and, O Shapes

      1:51
    • Finding The Templates

      0:41
    • Lower and Uppercase Letters

      3:56
    • Numbers and Symbols

      3:10
    • Flourishes

      2:12
    • My Style Journey

      5:23
    • Develop a style

      5:45
    • Extra tips and tricks | Composing words

      5:26
    • Extra tips and tricks | Custom color

      6:08

Project Description

Compose a one-of-a-kind alphabet

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to compose a one-of-a-kind alphabet. You will incorporate the stroke and style techniues from Molly to create a unique, stylized alphabet perfect for wedding invitations, birthday cards or your own personal work of art. Practicing and perfecting each letter of the alphabet will make you familiar with strokes and similarities between letterforms, giving you a better understanding of the art.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your alphabet. A finished alphabet includes:

  • A unique, uniform calligraphic style
  • All 26 letters of the alphabet, either capital or lower case
  • An assortment of U strokes and S strokes
  • At least one letter with a flourish

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