Modern Calligraphy Alphabets | Danielle Rothman | Skillshare
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12 Lessons (45m) View My Notes
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Calligraphy Guidelines

    • 4. Modern Calligraphy Alphabet 1

    • 5. Alphabet 1 - Connected Lowercase Letters

    • 6. Faux Calligraphy Tutorial

    • 7. Modern Calligraphy Alphabet 2

    • 8. Tips for Personalizing Your Writing

    • 9. Easy Flourishes and Alternate Characters

    • 10. Bonus: Sans Serif Alphabet

    • 11. Final Project Instructions

    • 12. Conclusion


About This Class

In this class, you'll learn how to write two different modern calligraphy script alphabets, and use personalization tips and easy flourishes to create your own unique style! I've also included a bonus sans serif alphabet that you can use to make dynamic lettering layouts.

While this class is meant for beginners, I highly recommend taking the 8 Basic Strokes class first to understand the fundamentals of using pressure to form letters before diving into alphabets. You can view it here: 8 Basic Strokes Class


1. Introduction: Hi there. My name is Daniel Rothman. I am a modern calligraphy, artists and teacher. In the past three years, I've taught almost 2000 students how to get started with collectors from watercolors in my in person classes here in New York City. This class is that the modern calligraphy alphabets class. Um, and in it, you are going to learn to different modern clicker alphabets. Aziz well has a bonus video on a sand Saref alphabet. A za well, as also faux calligraphy or sites say big until you make it and several tips on how to create your own personalized writing with modern calligraphy. Um, this class is meant to be a continuation of the eight basic strokes class where we talk about pressure and how to create letters on really those eight basic strokes that make up all letters. So if you haven't done that class yet, highly recommend taking that one first, and this one are really just diving right into the letter forms with a little bit of guidance on supplies and guidelines first. So I hope you enjoy this class, and I really can't wait to see what you create. Let's do this 2. Supplies: before I go ahead and get started. Let's talk supplies. So for this class, you can use any modern calligraphy supplies you want, whether that's splendid pen or dick pound as its known just rational pen and ink or using watercolor with a water brush or a regular round brush or script liner. That's fine. I'm gonna be using a brush marker for this. So there's a few different brush friends I really love. My absolute favorite is this one. It is the marble you, Sheetal, a pen flex. It has a small, less flexible tip comes in 18 colors, including jewel tones, and press tells. So this is the pendant I'll be using throughout class. Another small brush pen that I really like is the pen tell touch sign pen eso. This one comes in two styles. There's a regular bullet tip style on, and there's also the brush kind style. You could tell us a brush pen he has. It has kind of glitter on it. You can see the glare on the barrel. It is not, however, a glittery pen on this comes in 12 different colors, and there's also the Tom Bo Fudo sank E more time. Both duty, as we call it. This is the hard chip has green on the side. There's also a soft tip that's blue. And then there's several colors available, both regular and me on. So this is also a small tip pen, and I like it because it's not a selectable. It also has a little bit of a tip to it, so that could make it either easier or harder to use. It really just depends on you and how you prefer to write. Um, so feel free to give this one a shot. You have access to it. You can get all of these Michaels at Target. You know all sorts, different places, as well as on Amazon's actually have an Amazon store. Eso what you can just go to amazon dot com slash shop slash Rothman's pretty well put that link right here on the sculpture page. Um, and that is going to show you all of my favorites applies now. The other category that people use a lot when they're first learning our jewel depends. So this is a look. Bloom two is also the toppled. You'll tip, so jilted pens have two sides, usually a larger brush tip side and then a smaller bullet tip side. The tumble was actually a little larger than this. And while these can be good for beginners, um, I really recommend using a smaller tip if you can cause less flexible than be easier to use on. That said, if this is what you have by all means, go for it. You know, I've had students take my class using Crayolas to projects like It's fine. Whatever you've got, as long as it can do the pressure is gonna be OK. Just like sure, if you're using a bigger pen like these guys that you're writing bigger as well. So was one. Make sure that the size of your writing reflects the size of your tool. So again, these are for you of my favorite, Um, I will be using them for a plus, So let's talk about paper for a second. This is not regular copy paper. This is actually number £32 laser jet paper it super smooth, and we like using smooth paper because it's not going to free our pens. So besides this move copy paper, another really popular paper is Rhodia dot paper. It has a little bit of like dot grid, which helped to you keep your writing on the seaplane without being just too in your face like a full grade would be. You could also get paper that has guidelines drawn already. Um, and we'll talk about what those guidelines are. So lots of different options. I'm just gonna use this regular 30 to lose your job paper, which is what I use as my copy paper. Because it's cheap, you know, it's like $11 for a room of 500 shoots. Um, and it's really just what I have lying around, so don't feel like you have to go out and get a special book or anything like that. Another option, if you're using workers, is Bristol Paper. This nation thing, um, or a smooth cards up. The trick with all of this is you want smooth because that is not going afraid your pens or hurt them, and you want something a little thicker. So £32 laser jet papers, little sticker than regular copy paper of it just £24. So it won't Julius much already. My again used to have this totally fine if you want recommendations. All of this is on that Amazon I mentioned. All right, so now that we talked supplies, let's go diving. 3. Calligraphy Guidelines: all right, Before we go straight to the alphabet, I have one more thing I want to share with you, which is guidelines. So I'm gonna be using plain online paper for this. So I don't really want me to worry about guidelines too much right now because you're just beginning. And I want you to really focus on the letter forms themselves. But it's always good to know about guidelines. And if you'd like to use that, I want to give you that option. I want to go ahead and show you if they could look like sending use a ruler here, I'm gonna make three basic guidelines. Well, so here we go. Let's label these. The first line is our baseline, Whether it's real or imaginary, there's a line in all of your letters. Sit on. When you write. Next one is called The X. Height is literally the height of a lower case. A letter X and I also will call us occasionally the midline, so you might hear me uses turns interchangeable. We also have something called the cat pipe. That is the height of our capital letters. All right, so let's go ahead and look at these in action as we're writing our letters. So I'm gonna start by doing a letter. A Oh, come on. And so notices a few different parts to this letter is the first part that I have. Um well, it's not really on here, but that's okay. We have an entrance trip that's going to guide us in. Then we have the letter itself and notice I'm not stopping at the bottom and coming up again. So that third part Oops, that third part is called our exit stroke. And that's going to be how we connect our letters. It serves that catcher's mitt, and we put it all together. So when we're doing our letters were always gonna have that, and it's gonna come up up 2/3 of the height of this x height. Okay, who's gonna come about 2/3 if not the whole way? And that's gonna be how we connect their lives. So let's do this again. And now I'm gonna suit very, make a letter. Do so notice that this D is lower case, but it goes up to the camp pipe. So when that happens, it is called a sunder. It ascends above that that site so that I'm gonna do this again. I'm gonna make a letter G. So this is called a D sender. Any time you have a letter, whether it's lower case or capital that goes below the baseline, it's called a D sender. Now I need you a lot of teeth, and then this is called the crossbar. That is going to be here we go. Any time you cross a T or an act, anything like that, it's called a crossbar. All right? Also, Fay centers do centers and crossbars actually super handy when we d flourishing. Just going to be something. Well, treating a little bit at the end of this collapsed even as we're making our letters. Don't go more in depth a little bit later, but I just want to introduce you just to some of these terms as we're learning our letters . All right, You ready for the off that 4. Modern Calligraphy Alphabet 1: let's dive into our first after that. So what we're gonna do is every uppercase letter connected to its lower case letter and show how they all come together. Yeah, Here's my A. Well, there you go. So that's what we connect to our exit stroke. See, it came up higher, and then I covered it. And then my entrance struck guides the end of my B. Yeah. So notice that I'm picking up my pen after each stroke. My center for the B notice. I changed the angle Now that them holding the pen, but that I'm writing to give a nice big loop. And then I went down over the connector and members realize er out of my exit strip. Here's nice. See? So I'm swooping in, picking up my pen, fully not falling over, like in script, that I have a nice clear exit stroke and then at the bottom. I'm gonna make this book, um, taller and more slanted that I wouldn't on the suit when I connect my case too. Well, you do you? Yeah, my e First we've been, you know, And then instead of doubling back like I wouldn't script, I'm gonna go forward. No, Already, we'll use the s down, and then we take this cross bar of the F and create the a center of the lower case. Come down, Jeanne. So instead of doing the script, G, I'm going to do kind of a larger uppercase Sorry. Larger, lower case G. It becomes up to the cat fight with a little bit of open space here. And then this is my apologies. We did before. There's my h sweeping you. We're out. Down, you know, So the I was gonna go Very simple. Heres j use that. All right, Does the first part of it after that? Oh, well, kind of like the top of it on. Oh, do like a modified friends and then for script. I'm gonna go into the first home immediately for that lower case. Um, because that's gonna be more seamless. I do that for ends and EMS to see that full or he's but I forgot. And there is that little I think I was shining avoid. But that's OK. We'll just touch it up. So here's my oh, usually owes those street out. Then what you can do is it is at the end of the world, you can have it curves. I'll do that with a lower case here. So this shows if it's at the end of a word or phrase you can Perfect. Yeah, So here's the key. So my uppercase p comes up to the cat pipe from the out with the middle where the X itis my lover case is going to go below the baseline and come back up. So Q is like a modified version of a print. Cute. Where do you and Oh, and then I use that little crossing tohave my exit Stir well, the lower case Q. You always want to have consistent with how you do your s because they are similar strips. So you'll see because I left this really kind of plane. I did see being here. So we talk about making your own alphabets. Those are the kinds of little things that add consistency. So here's an arm. Jen's it down. Yeah, I like to go right across where that exist. Truck waas. Sometimes I'll even keep this connected When Then just have it go down six and then for my s. I like to do a print asked with big sister when I'll just touch it. Are he u v w x y z They're all the same, uppercase and lowercase. The difference is this inch his entrance stroked. This is how I do mine. But you can totally do it differently. Can go under You cannot flourish again. Keeping those kinds of things consistent can really help you build full alphabet and I will skip this loop. Um, any time I am going from Evita would be like in love. Um because otherwise it's going to look too and balanced. So let's go straight out. He didn't. So one of the rules in modern calligraphy is that we never crossed to fix. So we're gonna come up and meet the other side's thin for this tax. Last two letters. Why? Oh, so I did a flat top on the upper case, and not on the lower case, but you can keep them consistent. So there we go. That is our first alphabet. 5. Alphabet 1 - Connected Lowercase Letters: So next I'm gonna show you how we do this as a fully connected, lower case aspect. So here we go out. All right, Let's do it. See? Oh, what's each and notice I keep outside that fits again. Does not stop with the bottom. It comes up again. Hope the war l into the first time and into the first time. There you go. I did it right that time. Oh, here again, Matching the bottom of that. Oh, her. It's people t Yeah, yeah, Goose. Oh, I think I'll make it. Why? And see just enough space. Okay, so there you go. That is our alphabet. All connected of connected, lower case. So next we're gonna take the same alphabet, and we're going to learn that local your fan mentioned before. So even if you don't have ah, pressure sensitive tool, you can go ahead and do this after bet. It's also a really good way to practice. So click on to the next video. We're gonna use this alphabet for folks 6. Faux Calligraphy Tutorial: hi again. So for this video, we're gonna learn folk calligraphy or in Hamlet, or you call it a script style. I like to call it take until you make it. This is great because you can do a calligraphy looking style without meeting a pressure sensitive tool. So if you're sitting at work and you're bored and you want to just practice some clicker, but you can do it with any old pen lying around her pencil and no one's and meet me also really great for doing chalkboard lettering or using paint pens anything where you don't have a brush pen available. Um, this is also really great for practicing because, well, I am giving you enough of that. Really. I think the best thing that modern quicker, because that you can create your own so this helps you become mindful of fix and thins. And what's an upstroke? And what's the down stroke and all of those things that you can make intelligent decisions about how you want, form your letters and newly formed your own? So this is something that was super helpful for many reasons. Also greatly to do. I'm few writing words for the first time in your little nervous. If you do this exercise first, um, and then use that as a guide, as you're writing. So again, this is called bo calligraphy. And so I'm gonna show you the three simple steps to do it. You're going to start with a letter? A. Now I'm gonna show this to us. Three different letters, but for you, this will all be on one item. So here's my so my very first step is called monoline. So that means I'm going to write in a calligraphy style without any things for thins. Marie, do it again, and I'm gonna be using the alphabet, Um, that we just did in the previous video. All right, except you. So when we talk about fixing things and calligraphy, whether you're doing a modern or traditional style, the same principle applies anywhere. You have a down stroke. Anywhere you go down is thick, and anywhere you go up or an upstroke. This thing across is also Finn. So when we think about picks and bans were really thinking about up and down. So on this letter, I want you to look at it and think, Where are my down strips, so I'll trace it again. This and then that a medical. All right, so I have a down stroke it right here, someone around the top a little bit, but it looks like beautiful, seamless calligraphy. And I'm gonna go ahead and pull that down now. I also had another place. I have this embellishment. So embellishments or flourishes can't have Beatrice or not. It's totally up to you. A lot of people choose to leave them thin. If you do want ad thickness, just make sure that you're not making it bigger thicker than your main letter. You want to take away the attention, So I was gonna add a little bit. Now I've told almost 2000 students and I can tell you to set That gets get most. And that's this one. Do not skip this stuck. Oh, it's an important step because it shows you where they are, and it helps you feel it in. So I really love using gel pens. Or this is just a bullet marker. This is a marvel, you sheet of color and markers. Um, but you can really use anything for this. And by doing this outline, you created bounding box so that it really looks like a beautiful, seamless calligraphy for the last step is going to be to fill this in. So I'll go ahead and do that here. In that way, even if I'm a little messy when I'm filling in, I have that outline now. In general, it does not matter if you do this on the inside or the outside of your letter except for the letter A When you have a letter A in this style, you always do on the outside. You don't want to ruin this window. You want to keep this. They're nice. And so I'm gonna go ahead and do our capital B from our alphabet. That's step one, and I want you to notice something. I left a little extra space here, So if I know I'm doing full calligraphy, I might leave extra space in my letters because that's going to help me. How the space I need it to add this. So this is one of my down jobs and noticed this gets it a little bit closer, so it's not so far away now the other two are going to be here, and they're curved. So for curves you're going toe. Want Teoh her of your your down stroke. She's gonna want to really make sure it starts been and goes thick and goes then against taper it down in So that woman on the outside. But then this one, I'm gonna do the inside, so really, you're choosing what's going. Add balance to your letter. Doesn't matter. It's inside or outside as long as it creates balance. And you can also do this. If you're doing regular calligraphy. Ammon calligraphy and you don't like the way letter looks. You can always just go back with folk calligraphy and fix that shape. No one will be any the wiser. You don't haven't felt this in. All right, So the last one I'm gonna show you with this alphabet is going to be a letter C. There you go. That's maybe so. I like Joe pens for this to it kind of gels together a little bit better. But I find once you go over a regular marker a couple of times, it starts to look pretty consistent. All right, let's do this seat. So again, I have my entrance strokes, guides me and pick up my pen down and back up. It doesn't matter if it's inside or outside its wherever their space. Oh, gosh. Darn it to heck. I messed up, all right. Final digit numbers, but say he messed up. That's totally okay. You're just gonna put the line on the inside and you're gonna cover that. Let's do it again for step three. Oh, no, I did it again. I messed up. And this I messed up the other way. That's okay. You can always go through and at it. And once you feel that guy in, no one will know this is a really good way to fix your calligraphy. If you make a mistake, it's OK. It doesn't matter. No one will be any the wiser. All right, so let's folk Allegra fee on the last thing to show you. Here. Just gonna write the word. Hello. Um, I'm just gonna show you how we, um, use this small clique of you with a full word. So when I'm writing a word, actually not going to do one letter at a time, I'm going to write it all together and noticed. I'm gonna be picking up my pen. So Any time you're writing in modern calligraphy, you pick up your pen after every single stroke. So even though this is model line and I'm not adding Dixon pins right now, I'm still writing it in that style. I'm also leaving a little extra space like we talked about with the beat. So now with this, everyone I have a down stroke is going to figure. So that was step one. So now that I've written the whole thing, when I choose whether it's on the inside or the outside, it's going to be giving balance to my word. So this got a little messed up, so I'm gonna go inside for this one again, rounding a little on the bottom. I'm an outside for this one movement inside for this one and this one, I'm not really loving the shape of that line, so I'm gonna go ahead and correct it. What I'm gonna do inside for the rest of it, I guess what? I'm gonna go inside because I really left to go that on space here and this one's inside, and I am gonna add a little bit to the ends here just to make it feel a little bit more fancy. No more money here. Go ahead and build this in. But I want to leave this as an example for you just to see how it looks after our outlined face. And then when you colored and it's gonna look beautiful. Seamless calligraphy. So again, this is something that you can do when you're writing something for the first time was how it looks when you're practicing or sitting in a meeting and you don't have your clicker, few pens in front of you. Or it would look weird if you took your calligraphy pens out in the middle of a meeting at all times that you can do that. But this is a really great little learn. If it's harder for you to do this, then to do regular calligraphy that's actually find two Extra took me an extra six months learning how to defoe calligraphy after regular calligraphy because it just makes so much more sense for me to use pressure to make my strokes. I'm doing it all at once instead of doubling back, so it's OK if this takes you longer. It's OK if you have a strong preference for one over the other. It's fine. It's really whatever speaks to you on practising. Both will help you form those letter forms, and it actually create your enough bits as well. Because if you want to come up with your own alphabet, it's really simple with so calligraphy. You just think about those six and thins and practice it. You can really adapt it in your home. All right, so that was your three easy steps to focal graffiti. Um, so feel free to go ahead and give this a practice. I'm gonna go ahead and move on to our next alphabet. 7. Modern Calligraphy Alphabet 2: So I have learned our first alphabet and folk Leaguer V. We're gonna learn a second alphabet a little bit more modern. So some of the changes on this one it's gonna be a little slam. Pierre, Um, and we're gonna talk about what that means in terms of, like, bounce, lettering and things like that. And we do our personalizing our letters section leader in the class. Um, and it's also going to have less entrance strokes, so it's gonna be a little bit more straight into the letters. I'm industry. There's a few different letter forms on the A's and D's, but you'll notice that some of the letter stayed pretty much the same like make you. So let's go ahead and look at this and you'll see how just changing a few letter styles really makes a big. I also use less loops on this one. He was a little funkier edge. My eye stays the same. It's just hard, like riding high these days, the Mac and change over time, and that's okay and just misses that entrance. Struck the capital for the lower case is gonna be borrowed more from print when we start with the down stroke in the same of the end. And my oh, is pretty much the same. I'm just gonna keep that live inside instead of going outside Mikey outside in the queue again. Very similar. I was gonna change the bottom to match the bottom of that lower case, Huh? Are yes. This was already pretty modern and keeping it Mm. Straight across for this one. Then you just again. No entrance stroke can really make a difference in the Z. I'm going to do more like a lower case. Something that's a little easier to read. Um, no. For more modern style. So this is how we kind of adapted what we're doing Drew more modern style. So I'm gonna go ahead and show, you see, lower case, and it's still kind of looks like me. You know, it's not really treating too to too much, But instead of keeping that same paper, I'm gonna go ahead and and do it on the paper I used before, all right? And that you can kind of see what changes in what stays. What changes in what stays the same TV. Go. - You notice it's a little bit slant, dear and closer together than the last alphabet. He doesn't have to be this close together. It just how it drew it. More so because I was worried about space, I think. And there we go. That's another alphabet again. Still me still some similarities in there. But this is just some of the ways that we're changing it by changing up that entrance stroke, making it closer together, making a little more slanted. That's another alphabet that weaken Dio. All right, great eso. And next, we're going to talk about how to personalize these off the bets for your writing. 8. Tips for Personalizing Your Writing: So once you've gotten the hang of modern calligraphy, I'm sure one of the questions that you have is, well, how do I make my own alphabet? So let's talk about some of the ways that you can modify your writing, um, to really give your own personal spin on it. So first I want to talk about, um, entrance strokes and bounce lettering and how those can make a big difference. And then we'll also talk about exit strokes, which has to do with the whole connection thing on, then having letters that are super wide or super narrow. So first things first, just a little bit of a reminder. So we have the three parts of every letter we have our ancient stroke that guides us in right. We have our letter itself, and then we have our exit strip so you can modify one or all of these, and that's gonna help you create your own writing. So the easiest thing to do is to modify that entrance trip. So here we go pension stroke ideas. So this is the one that I use who you can also go under. You can have a little bit of strength and you go under yukking. Go gently over. You can go straight where you can skip it. So lots of different ways, and that's going to change the character of your writing. Next, we're gonna talk about modifying that exit strip. And so we talk about modifying our exit stroke. We're really talking about connections. We're gonna talk about bounce lettering. This is my little bounce lettering. Okay, So, bats, lettering is when you modify the baseline that your letter sit on to create the solution of movement. All right, So if I were to write the word bounce normally without any bounce, this is what it would look like. See how it's all pretty much on the same plane. So now I'm gonna write it with a little bit. Abounds. So when I say varying the baseline, I'm really talking about how I'm connecting. So I really call this scooping under. So when I'm normally connecting my letters, I'm accusing that exit struck, and I'm gonna use it to touch. So for this one, instead of going back to that same plane, I'm gonna scoop under for my next one and see what changes that angle. So I'm scooping under always on the second half of the letter. That's like a modified bounce. So it's had a little bit of bounce. And now let's show a lot abouts to the other thing that we do besides that baseline. It was You also make our vowels smaller and notice when I do this that it all kind of scrunches together a little bit more and that the angle of my exit stroke of my connector. Really, She just So this is something that is really going to make your writing with a lot more personalized if you're bouncing different amounts. All right, so we've talked about one in three. Let's go back to the letters themselves. So now we're gonna talk about spacing. So for this one, you can really vary how narrow or wider letters are, and then we'll make a huge difference in how they look. So if we're gonna go, um, we'll just write the word spacing. So if we're gonna do really narrow, that's going to have a really different vibe, then really wide. And for some reason, this why just feels very romantic to people. And that's super cool. So you can kind of combine bouncing and no bouncing and whatever to kind of create that. So just by changing these three things your entrance stroke, you're connectors and you're bouncing and you're spacing. You can create some really interesting different letter choices. More it. Eso This is another way for you to personalize your lettering. So as you're during the alphabets, feel free to play with these things. And finally, you find most comfortable. Sorry. So we're gonna go ahead to the next media seating. 9. Easy Flourishes and Alternate Characters: in this video, we're going to talk about letter variations and flourishes. So flourishing is its own class. Really? There's so much there to tell. Been doing talk about So we really just gonna touch the surface? But we're gonna talk about is how we can use these flourishes to create alternate characters on one of the great things that modern calligraphy is that you are not tied to keeping your letters consistent throughout the alphabet. Um, you can really mix and match and have some with that. So I'm just going to show you some really easy modifications we could make. I can add visual interest to our characters. So first I'm going to do is show you this uppercase G. So this is one way to do it. Um, now what? Weaken Dio. Let's take the same g. And just by adding a little bit of a flourish, you now have an alternate character. You haven't quite an entire alphabet based off of a character like this. You can have it continue into the A. You could have it continue to some of the lower case letters as well. So, for example, here is a que You could have it there, too, So you can really use that kind of stuff for modification. Another easy modification has to do with the bottom of your D senders. This is a very easy flourish. You just add that so you can get that for why, For a G again upper case or lower case, and you can find different ways to incorporate that. You can also do it into a center as well. So if I'm writing love, I can have a cute little curly key there and again. You can do this to really create alternate characters and have some fun with in your letters another really easy and fun place to do business with cross crossbars. So here's t. So I call this the lasso so you could just last so it out. Oh, that's another easy flourish that you can dio that will really change the look of your lettering and adds alternate characters. You also do a lot with your ace under. So, um, I kind of showed you three a sender. So here's my be one way I'm in another way and then another way, so you can't really play with that just by changing these, you can create a whole host of alternate characters just by moving around some key parts of a letter. So say I want to take this one. But instead of having it go under, I'm gonna have it comes straight out. I totally change the character of it just by modifying a little bit of that letter. That's another way that you could do this. So another clerks that I really love, um, is a a figure eight shape. And you can do that for modifying letters as well. So one thing I like to do with an AR it's in the middle of a word as I'll pull it down and then create an alternate character using that. So this is again just a little bit of a taste. I'm gonna have a whole flourishing class coming student of, since that's more of an intermediate technique. But these are just some easy peasy flourishes that you can go ahead and incorporate to help create alternate characters for your 10. Bonus: Sans Serif Alphabet: in this bonus video, we're going to learn 1/3 alphabet. This alphabet is a san serif, so that is a, um, not calligraphy style. It is a hand lettering style that doesn't have a little Sarah's on it. So what I love about this is you can use the same fix and Ben's principles of calligraphy to create a non script style that looks really good when paired in the compositions. Also, ill loses a lot for filler text or smaller words mixed in with my calligraphy, and it helps create really beautiful compositions. So this is a full uppercase alphabet. Just because I find, um, it looks really clean when you do all uppercase. Also, I'm going to go through and show you how we make it. So here we go. So again, you can do this with your own writing as well. Um, just by using the principles of ups, trucks and down strips just as we talked about in the faux calligraphy video, The one thing I like to do with these, I do like to have an exit stroke on some letters just to add a little bit of fun. So it is a little bit of a script element in here. Um, it's not required, though. You can totally switch that. Um, I just think that it it's nice to have a little bit of that playfulness when we're pairing it with the script. But it really depends on the vibe of what you're going for with your composition now for EMS and ends. The thickness is on this diagonal here, so just be careful of that year. I like to come back down in the wise, Another one I like to do an exit stroke on. You can definitely play with this alphabet you can swap in other letters. I really feel for you to make it your home. But this is just one example of a not clicker, the alphabet that uses the same principles that convey like we combine 11. Final Project Instructions: All right. Well, we have now gone through our class. We have learned to calligraphy alphabets We've talked about how to personalize are writing . We've gone over the guidelines for how we're creating our letters. And we even have had a bonus video on how to create a sand several alphabet with the Hallmark Vixen dens of calligraphy. So it is final project time for your final project. I want you to do a few things. I want you to write one word in each of these alphabets, and then I want you to start coming up with your own. So I'd love to see your final project. Have four words on there, um, one from each of our three alphabets and then one for your own. And I challenge you write the same word all four times. So here we go. I'm gonna do an example for you. I'm so first moderate Final project. I'm going to use the word of beautiful, and I'm going to write it a few different ways. So here we go with our first felt, that here is a beautiful all right. And then with our second alphabet, he is, and then with our bonus out so bad. And if you would like this word can be your name. Just make sure that you write it in the corner. Always you practice saying I have written my name wrong so many times. You have a misspelling. Don't even worry about it. Sometimes we lose the forest for the trees. If you're not sure how to do these alphabets again, go back and do it in flow Calligraphy first, it will really help you get your hand around it. And then this 4th 1 is gonna be my own. Couldn't resist adding a little embellishment. Do it. So this is how I kind of mixed in a flourish as one of the characters. And I use that f for that. So this is an example again of our final project. So go ahead and try using these alphabets. I hope usually then, um, and next video is gonna be a wrap up. Can't wait to see what you create 12. Conclusion: great job. You've completed the modern calligraphy alphabets last. So in this class, we learned to modern clicker for alphabets. We also went over guidelines and connections and spoke calligraphy. We did a bonus. Um, alphabet for ah, stand sir off That has the same Hallmark vixen pins. And then we put it all together in our final project room. Put together all four alphabets, three from me and one from you. Um, thank you so much for joining me with this class again. This really it was meant to be combined with the basic strokes class. But I've also offered your own skill share. If you'd like to learn further. I also have a hand lettering, modern calligraphy silhouette class here on skill share, as well as more classes available on my website at Rock burns treated dot com. In addition, toe live workshops, private lessons both in person and online and all sorts of fun stuff we can do together. So again, my name is Daniel Rothman. It was such a pleasure learning with you. Please share your project here on skill share and on instagram and tag me at Rothmans creative and feel free to reach out with any questions at all. As you're going to this class, I'm so excited that we have the chance to learn together and I hope continue. Thank you again and have a wonderful day.