Ever since I joined Chia’s calligraphy workshop on Workshop Kittykitz, I found a new interest: hand lettering. No, I’m not that good at calligraphy and still needs a LOT of hand-lettering practices. Like on this photo below. I used watercolor, brush, and Pigma brush pen for the quote on the left. I used calligraphy nib, regular ink, and watercolor for the illustration on the “Have a Nice Day” quote.
Still trying to learn how to use brush pen, and my calligraphy lines still look like they all have the same width, haha. But I looove to browse the Instagram to look for inspirations from great hand-lettering artist account with beautiful photos of handwriten words. Sometimes there are some pictures that gives you good mood just by looking at it, and so does this hand-lettering artworks to me. For those of you who loves calligraphy, Maybelle Imasa is probably already on your Instagram’s following list. But there are still a lot of inspiring hand-lettering artist out there. Sometimes I just search for the tags #calligraphy or #handlettering or #brushlettering. Here’s a few of my favorite artist that I’ve been following on Instagram:
For calligraphy, I prefer a more modern approach rather than classic penmanship. I like how Chia from @cforcalligraphy plays with her pen and nib not only to create lovely words but also to draw, like this cute poodle drawing made from calligraphy flourishes (1). Vero, who creates a beautiful centerpiece decorated with calligraphy for our first Afternoon Delight, is filling her instagram account @truffypi with lots of her pretty artwork (2). While Laura Hooper-Leader from @lhcalligraphy shows up not only a beautiful calligraphy and photo styling, but also plenty of wedding-related inspirations (3). And I like how Karla from @writtenwordcalligraphy combines the hand-lettering with a subtle watercolor painting for her (mostly) wedding-related artwork (4). Read More