TaĆ­s Godoy

"Everything you can imagine is real." -Picasso

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In Type We Trust

So, I bought the pens I was missing and started the project today! This is so amazing, I am loving it. I took a photo of my practicing. Did everything three times till the paper sheet ends, then went for the capital letters, but since I don't have a style and neither know one, I google some cursive fonts and started copying them. Some of them didn't have the same structural idea (down stroke thick, up stroke thin), I adapted them to follow the exercise.

Here is some photos of my practicing and the phrase I choose for the Tombow pen (which I think I will have to get a new one, since the tip is giving me double strokes sometimes).

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Oh, and about the Tombow pen, I found the results are better if you use it a little bit on a 60º degree, sort of, kinda diagonal towards the paper. I still have to work on the thin lines, I get a little shaky, but I am liking it!
I will keep updating this everytime I have something new ;)

Thank you, Andrea! This class is great!

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I think my Prismacolors are thicker than the ones shown on the video, but I didn't find the fine ones at the store, so I stuck to mine in anyway. They worked very, VERY nice. The only difference is that I have to write a little more bigger, but at the end, I was managing to make small letters seem readable. So yay!

I am having so much fun!

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So, unfortunately, I just realized I missed a pen, the Pentel, the one you squeeze to the ink to come out. I don't think they had at the store either, otherwise I would have seen. Anyway, I will leave this one on the queue and I will keep doing the other ones. The next one I did is the one with Paper Mate, Staedler Fineliner, Staedler Pigment Liner and Sakura Pigma Micron.

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So far, I have notice that practicing on three sheets of paper each one of the brush pens made me improve really fast. I could actually tell how it was flowing better by the time I got to the end with the Prismacolors. Maybe it was the pen, I will go back to the Tombow to see, but at least my thin lines are not that shaky anymore. You can barely see, if they happen. So yay! :) And I really loved the Paper Mate. I don't know what it has that's different, I don't know if it's the feel but I really loved using it. On the brush pens, I don't know which one is my favorite yet, even though I've been dreaming with this Pentel brush pen. I will give my opinion when I get my hands on it. 
For now, I think it's safe to say that I am almost there at feeling comfortable with the brush pens. I think once I master the movements, I will look for a class that teaches how to come up with your own style or something. Because I've been practicing by looking fonts online and trying to do them, but I am really feeling the need to having my own or at least be able to improve. 

Have I said how much fun I am having? ;)

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Now I started mixing the pens and different fonts on the same design. Also, I googled the fonts Andrea said and started practicing with them. After that, I searched for hand lettering and started copying what I was seeing. Mostly was found on Pinterest. Here it is:

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I would post them separately so it's visually readable, but I made eight sheets of this today, so I don't want to spam it, hahahaha. I think it's safe to say the Tombow is my favorite, but I also like the way the tip of the Prismacolor moves (I think it moves easier than the Tombow, therefore the flow is more natural and you can barely see flaws).

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Here it is my last exercises. I tried the technique of copying the letters, but I also decided to try to draw them myself, and I think it was a great idea, because as I was going through the alphabet, I realized some small nuances on curves and tiny details that really define the font as itself. I tried with the ones suggested on the video, Pirogi, Museo and Harbell.

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After that, I went for the light tracing exercise. I really enjoyed using the tracing paper, because I could work on my composition, since it's something I only realize the mistakes after using the pens on it. 
I didn't know what to do in terms of details for the fonts and I tried to do a wood aspect, but I didn't like it, so I fixed enough to look like it's for capital letters only. Other than that, I am pretty happy with the final result! It looks really nice!

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The final result:

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And that's it! Thank you, Andrea, for you class and inputs! :)

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