MC 6.1: Learning Curves

Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed your halloween yesterday! It’s one of my favorite holidays – I love dressing up, going to haunted mazes and houses, and eating candy 🙂 I’m a child at heart, I guess!

In case you missed last week’s post, this month I’m doing lettering! I did my research and ordered about $45 worth of supplies on Amazon – I don’t think I was ever so excited to get a package.

The first items that I got were the Tombow Fudenosuke soft and hard brush pens. I was surprised when I got them because the packaging was in Japanese! So I felt like I was starting off with some legit pens.

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I also printed out several calligraphy worksheets to help me get my letters and shapes down.

They were all awesome and I would highly recommend them! Also, these beginner video tutorials by Pieces Calligraphy were really helpful!

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The first day was a little overwhelming. I know it takes work to become good at calligraphy and hand lettering, but I thought that since I’m artsy and creative and a perfectionist that it would come a little bit more easily to me. However after my first day I realized I would have to practice a little more before becoming good at it.

Day two was a little better, as I traced over some of the letters on the calligraphy sheets.

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The third day I finally got my second package, and I had fun playing with some color in my new notebook!

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The fourth day I had a halloween party to go to and I went as a party animal, so that was my inspiration for the day.

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Over the weekend, I continued practicing letters, upstrokes, downstrokes, and colors.

And I drew a fun little print for halloween!

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I had so much fun learning how to do lettering this week and I’m excited to keep practicing my skills! Hopefully you will see some big improvement at the end. See you next week!

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