Italic Calligraphy Basics

Italic Calligraphy Basics - student project

I've always been mesmerized by those calligraphy videos on social media, but had no idea Seb Lester was the calligrapher behind the camera. This class was really fun--I'm always trying new lettering tools and styles, so it was my cup of tea!

Supplies I used:

  • Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm
  • Rhodia Dotpot N18

I loved that all you needed for this class was a pen and paper. No messy inks involved!

Warm-Up Exercises

I don't have a printer, so I did the exercises without a guide. I drew nib marks on the side of the page for reference, but it was a little hard to follow.

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Final Project

I've just been getting into flourishing, so this was a great project! I lettered my name in 4 different ways--which one is your favorite?

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