I’ve started to learn calligraphy early this year. I love how a word can be displayed in such a beautiful way with certain personality and style.
I was ignorant of calligraphy because it was very new to me and I just didn’t know where to start. I thought I could simply copy other calligraphers’ works in order to learn – hoping I could somehow miraculously pick up the essence of calligraphy and create my own style. It didn’t work at all, and I needed to take a lesson to learn the basics and the structures of calligraphy. After some research, I stumbled upon Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy by Molly Jacques on Skillshare. She is such an amazing calligrapher and she walks you through the basics in her lessons. It’s cheap, accessible anywhere, anytime, so I highly recommend it if you are too busy to attend workshops but want something affordable.
It took some time to get used to the pen and ink aspects of the calligraphy, but I’m so glad that I took the lessons and now I know how to do it. I still have long ways to becoming a good calligrapher, however I’m improving with every practice.
Right now, I’m obsessed with writing motivational quotes, I shall keep posting my progress and hope t0 inspire you!