First Impression of Different Calligraphy Nibs

By on Friday, September 27, 2019
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Have you been looking for the right nibs for your calligraphy that suits your style? I am new to pointed pen calligraphy and I would like to explore more how nibs work and help creating unique handwriting styles. Rather than buying each set of nibs, I bought this various hand-selected nibs by Ink Me This to try and see what I am drawn into more. So I put together a brief first impression review for you and I hope this will help you!

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Calligraphy: It Started With #ShowMeYourDrills and #ShowMeYourLetters Challenge!

By on Thursday, August 15, 2019
Irenespiration ShowMeYourLetters Calligraphy

It was that morning when I sawย my colleagueย unpacking his package and modern calligraphy books came out from that cardboard box. It said “Modern Calligraphy” on the cover and was written with a set of beautiful, flowy, and thin-to-thick strokes letters. From that day, I was intrigued of the subject and my search of how I could learn that beautiful hand-lettering began.

First I went to the San Francisco Public Library, borrowed a book and also ordered two top-rated/reviewed hand-lettering books on Amazon. When I received the books and started to read, I was more confused than I was before. Most of the books turned out aren’t reaaallllyyyy beginner friendly. Authors tend to lay down tools, few basic strokes, and jump right into the letters. Or they give DIY or craft ideas that we can do with calligraphy. I don’t think this method will be effective enough for me. However, this might work for colleague since he has a background in traditional calligraphy.

Then, I stumbled uponย The Happy Ever Crafter and her free workshop on letter drills for a month. She emphasizes over and over again the importance of doing drills for a WHOLE MONTH. At first I was hesitant but I chose to trust her. But hey, it turned out that she is right! I don’t think I will be able to write like in the picture for less than two weeks if she doesn’t encourage all of us to start from doing the drills! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are like me, a beginner, with no background, and want to learnย modern calligraphy, check her online class! It is worth it ๐Ÿ‘ .

To my colleague, Carlos: Thank you again for inspiring me to do this and gave me constructive feedback on how I can improve โ™ฅ๏ธ

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