Pointed Pen Playground: Calligraphy Color Experiments

Natascha Safarik, getting better one letter at a time

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20 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:41
    • 2. 1.1 Writing with watercolor: Materials

      1:37
    • 3. 1.2 Mixing up watercolor

      0:57
    • 4. 1.3 Writing with watercolor

      0:50
    • 5. 2.1 Creating mid-word gradients

      2:43
    • 6. 2.2 Creating a light to dark gradient

      1:01
    • 7. 2.3 Gradient examples

      1:25
    • 8. 3.1 Wet in wet technique: Materials

      0:29
    • 9. 3.2. Wet in wet: One-directional flow

      2:14
    • 10. 3.3 Wet in wet: Two-directional flow

      1:26
    • 11. 3.4 Wet in wet examples

      1:30
    • 12. 3.5 Combining gradients & wet in wet

      0:47
    • 13. 4.1 Color pushing: Materials

      0:34
    • 14. 4.2 Color pushing: Basics

      0:38
    • 15. 4.3 Pushing pearlescent colours

      0:54
    • 16. 4.4 Pushing glittery pigments

      1:09
    • 17. 4.5 Pushing with an ornament nib

      2:42
    • 18. 4.6 Pushing water

      1:07
    • 19. 4.7 Color Pushing Examples

      1:26
    • 20. Bonus video: Broad edge nib

      0:59

About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to use watercolor for calligraphy and try a variety of colorful techniques. You will learn how to write with several colors to create a gradient in your letters, how to use an ornament nib and a pointed nib to dip one color into the other and how to make your colors flow in various directions while writing. The most important thing is to enjoy the process and have a good time creating. I promise you some good eyegasms. :)

Prerequisites

This class requires basic knowledge of pointed pen calligraphy, since this class will not show you how to use this tool.

Materials

  • Thick, smooth paper
  • Pointed pen
  • Ornament nib (for part 4)
  • Watercolor (in pans/cakes)
  • Liquid watercolor or ink
  • Eyedropper

About me

I'm a calligrapher from Vienna. Find all my info at http://www.linktr.ee/tintenfuchs

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The class was filmed and cut by me, Natascha Safarik. The music is Raro Bueno by Chuzausen u, under the Creative Commons License.