I recorded this quick video as part of a blog post that I am working on to help people new to calligraphy understand what Modern Calligraphy is. Visit www.lifeidesign.com to read the blog post, explore the workbooks and take an online class or two!
This modern calligraphy series is my attempt to help keep cursive writing and modern calligraphy writing alive with short videos showing how I write letters each day sharing my calligraphy alphabet. This calligraphy for beginner's series has a very short video which shows you how to write in calligraphy.
Hand lettering is all the rage these days. My goal with these short videos is to inspire you, to show you how I letter and to help share a few tips along the way. In this video, I am using a pentel waterbrush (small tip I believe), a simple entry level watercolor palette and printer paper!!
A quick time lapse video sharing how I letter using a paint brush and watercolor. Follow me @lifeidesign on Instagram for more videos and creative posts. www.lifeidesign.com for all things lettering, painting and design!
In this short video I give you the basic differences between modern calligraphy and hand lettering. In each case, we "draw" shapes and strokes to form letters. Modern calligraphy should include two simple elements; thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. My modern calligraphy philosophy is to always add your own personal style to you modern calligraphy letters.
Here's a short video using real time to demonstrate how to write the lower case alphabet using a dip pen and ink in modern calligraphy style in real time. Modern calligraphy is all about writing letters that have personality, style, bounce and flow. The best way to build muscle memory is to practice often!
In this video I demonstrate using my top tools for calligraphy and lettering! I start off showing a Tombow, dual brush pen (one side is black, the other is grey) next; tombow Fudenesuke Pen, then a large Tombow dual ended brush pen. For dip pen calligraphy, I use speedball ink or mix my own guache usually.
How to create your own seating cards with lettering and card stock. The other day I posted on my instagram seating cards that I was making for my Modern Calligraphy dip pen workshop. Some of you wanted more information about how to make them so I went live on Instagram and showed how I letter the seating cards using a dip pen and a simple painting brush.
This video shows you how I use Tombow Fude pens to create brush lettering designs. I mix my modern calligraphy style with simple, printed lettering for unique and interesting letters. I also teach online classes with Skillshare, check them out here; https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos https://skl.sh/2MD5vVA visit www.lifeidesign.com for more information!
This is a quick video showing a fun quote using a dip pen and ink to write modern calligraphy. I also teach online classes with Skillshare, check them out here; https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos https://skl.sh/2MD5vVA visit www.lifeidesign.com for more information!
This video is a quick one showing you how I use watercolors and a watercolor pen to create fun and colorful brush lettering in my modern calligraphy style. I also teach online classes with Skillshare, check them out here; https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/nickitraikos https://skl.sh/2MD5vVA visit www.lifeidesign.com for more information!