Donut Sunday – Modern Calligraphy Exemplar

I can’t wait any longer. :-) I intended on sharing this exemplar and demonstration video for Valentine’s Day but I just finished my Valentines for the forum exchange and I’m excited to share. Plus, I decided some of you may want to use this new alphabet to create your own Valentines so this gives you a little head start.

This is really more of a demonstration and an exemplar hand out, than a tutorial. There were many requests for a full exemplar of a modern calligraphy style so hopefully this will help. It doesn’t stray too far from a traditional Copperplate so those of you who have been following along with the tutorials in the forum, should find it vaguely familiar.

While it is fun to play with different styles, I always recommend taking a class in person if you can with an experienced calligrapher. There is so much to learn from seeing it done in person and having someone there to give you instant feedback. It speeds the learning process immensely.

I have posted the video and the handouts in the Pointed Pen Nirvana board. This is a member’s only board but membership is free. So if you haven’t signed up, this is a great time to do it!

And Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

Truly, Erica Donut Sunday Modern Calligraphy ExemplarModern Calligraphy Exemplar

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2 Responses to Donut Sunday – Modern Calligraphy Exemplar

  1. Mary Lou Johnson February 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Good timing for Valentine’s Day! Such a cute, friendly and happy lettering style. Thanks for sharing. Early is good.

    I just completed teaching a class in modern pointed pen scripts in Cambria, California last weekend. Seems to be great interest in this more approachable lettering form with pointed pen.

    I tell my students and friends that colored pencils with pressure and release or brushes also work well with this style.

    Mary Lou

    • Erica February 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

      Hi Mary Lou,
      Thank you for your comment. Glad your class went well. I agree, definitely less intimidating and fun to add your own style. I like to use colored pencils for Roman Caps, too. Thanks again!

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