Back to basics

Back to basics - student project

I usually use pointed pen, but I've been looking for a Foundational course that included uppercase and swashes for ages. Luckily Jackson's class teaches everything and is clear and comprehensive. I'm afraid I cheated on the pen and am using a Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm throughout.

These are my first attempts.

Back to basics - image 1 - student project

Back to basics - image 2 - student project

Back to basics - image 3 - student project

I'm finding characters such as 's' and '8' particularly difficult to get right, so am focusing on these in particular.

Back to basics - image 4 - student project

This is my final piece. I really enjoyed figuring out how to play with the letterforms. I cheated on this piece and traced my sketch rather than kept to strict guidelines, and I think it shows. But I really enjoyed getting to grips with this fundamental hand and cannot wait to get started on Jackson's other classes!

Back to basics - image 5 - student project

Back to basics - image 6 - student project

Leanda Xavian

Letterer & fibre arts enthusiast