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Marion Lauro

Aspiring artist




Hello Danielle and fellow classmates!

I'm new to handlettering and calligraphy and I like trying out new styles and supplies.

During this class, I tried out all the brushes I had on hand and found that each had its own trick to get the best out of it. Once I found the right way to hold the brush, it suddenly became much easier. (I just have to actually remember which way for which brush, now.)

For my project, I choose a few different ways to say "Hello" and wrote them out in different brushes. I'll spare you the training sheets and show you the final results.

I tried a few different writing styles on the fly and wrote the words with only a grid as guide (no pre-writing), so the letters aren't very regular. And the lighting in the photos is terrible, sorry. I might redo the whole thing at some point.


Here's the grid I used, which I put under a sheet of layout paper.


Ave in Pentel Color Brush (black)


Yo in Promarker (magenta)


Hallo in COPIC Sketch (BV23)


Cheers in CHAMELEON Color Tones  (YL2)


Salut in Faber-Castell PITT artist pen SOFT CHISEL (black)


Wotcher in Faber-Castell PITT artist pen B (blue)


Bonjour in ZIG Art & Graphic Twin (59, dark blue)


Hola in GIOTTO Turbo Giant Pastel (Tangerine)


Greetings in Tombow dual brush pen (98, avocado)


Hey in Caran d'ache felt tipped water brush filled with diluted watercolour ink (blue)

Alright, so, it's far from perfect, but I had a lot of fun. Thank you, Danielle, for the class and thank you anyone else who read all of that!


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