It’s only been a few months since I got devoted into brush lettering and at the moment, I can safely say that I have been obsessed with it. I can’t. ugh. I can’t- just- not think about it. And here comes another amazing thing I learned to love: Modern Calligraphy. I’m not saying I’m AMAZING at it though. (It’s only been a couple of weeks since I grown accustomed to the so called nib.)
Being a green horn at the craft, I can only say that I love it. And, why on Earth anyone wouldn’t?
- Obsession 1: Modern Calligraphy
Well, for someone who decided they want to learn Calligraphy over night (like me), I have to say that the first thing to do is Find tools.
The moment I wanted to pursue learning this new hobby was last December of 2015 when I didn’t know what to do with all the time I had. Then, I searched for places where I can purchase nibs, holders and inks. And, unfortunately most of the shops that supplies them were closed for the holidays. I even asked a friend/sister (who is really good at this), for help. Here’s her website that everyone must check out.
Then, I found these amazing online shops all dedicated to nurse that creative cub in everyone:
- Tigbato.ph – Iloilo based. Love their pads and inks.
- The Craft Central – bought my fav waterbrushes here.
- Love Letters by Mayee – source of my commonly used nib (picture on oblique h0lder above)
- Pens galore – brush pens!
Here is one of the scribbles I have done.
(Photos taked using Nikon FM10 + Fujifilm Superia 200)
- Obsession 2: Brush Lettering + Watercolor
I have started this as early as beginning of January 2016 right on my birthday when I got my water brushes. It started off with a couple of words and then turned into an appreciation of watercolor.
I haven’t really had any formal training though. Still, I can’t say that I’m “self taught” either. A lot of people (some even are not aware they have helped me 😀) contributed to what I have learned now. And I’m so so greatful.