Real & faux calligraphy ★ Creative Challenge 616:30:00
Calligraphy the fine art of writing
I love the written word. Since 2008 I visited a few calligraphy-classes. When - I began my media-management studies, I thought i would have a lot of time to do calligraphy. I would tell myself that afterwards I would be a pro in writing beautiful fonts. Since I had a free day every Friday I planned to only do calligraphy. But I was wrong. And I have not visitet a class since 2010 because calligraphy-classes were too expensive. Sadly way too much money for a student. Luckily I found the Creative Challenge from Michelle. A good reason to start with calligraphy again...
Today I'm showing the difference between real and faux-calligraphy on my own work. The difference between writing and drawing a font.
Real handwritten calligraphy
So now, I have to start all over again. I'm back at the beginning (please keep that in mind ;)). Here you can see a few pictures of real calligraphy I have done.
Now the faux, handdrawn, calligraphy
For me, faux calligraphy means that the words were not writen with a pen, they were drawn. Its also beautiful, but not the original method. A example is our handlettered header ... Can you see the difference? Here are the different steps I did:
1) Draw a word, name, sentence with a pencil the way you think it should look.
2) Draw the outlines with a black pen. Than colour it.
3) At least you can edit it on your computer. Here's a very nice tutorial for beginners. Click.
If you work on your own project you can try different methods in order to find your personal favorite.
Links I love:
- Realy good pages about real calligraphy:
- A really great homepage for Design and funky-cute illustration:
There you can learn how to: Digitalize your handlettering
- Link about faux calligraphy:
A really great homepage full of coulored drawings and typografie-tips (in german)
Mein Feenstaub - Faux Calligraphy in 3 Schritte
- Here you can check out my Pinterest board for Handlettering & calligraphy
As I learned about the challenge in February the first month was already over. The topic of February/ March was watercolour. I love drawing with watercolours, but have to take a class or something to really get in touch with it. But I tried an watercoloured invitation for the birthday of my sister Julia:
And a landscape:
- In May/ June the topic was Gardening and Floral Arrangement. There it will be a post in the next few days, where you can look over our garden door.
Thanks a lot to Michelle from Elegance and Enchantment for this great Challange. It was surely a lot of work preparing everything and you have done a great job. ❤