So you want to learn how to create beautiful brush lettering as a side business, for your bullet journal or as a hobby - but what's the first step? When learning calligraphy, you have to start with the basic strokes that make up the lowercase alphabet. Once you learn the basic strokes, you'll be on your way to not only creating words and phrases, but also finding your own calligraphy style - if modern calligraphy is something you want to explore.
Check out the video below for the eight basic calligraphy strokes you must know. I've also demonstrated what NOT to do and why some things may be happening that you don't want. Like those sharp points for over or underturns? I'll show you how to avoid that in the video below.
Also, don't forget to download my free guide to the basics of handlettering
Items used in the video:
Sakura Koi Brush Pens: http://amzn.to/2hxnifD
Rhodia Grid Pad: http://amzn.to/2wSA0Qw
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