I saw this type of pen from Fozzy’s demo at the type kita event. She said you could make one using a cola can, but looking at thr instructions online made me fear for my hands.
So I improvised and made one using old negatives and a popsicle stick!
I love how you can make thin and thick lines from it. Will make more in different sizes later. 🙂
I’ve been doing some calligraphy drills recently because I was so inspired by the awesome calligraphers I met at the typekita 2 event. My goal is to fill up a page with drills for 30 days.
Day 3: I tried writing after doing drills on the third day and I think doing the drills really work! Not perfect, but a start;
Wish me luck! What have you been up to lately?
Because I had so much fun at the last type kita event (and I’m trying to learn typography), I’m attending both days in this year’s type kita exhibit! 🙂
The first day was yesterday–I went with Jaycee and Almi and was so happy I got to watch Kay Aranzanso’s live chalk lettering and The Fozzy Book and La Bella Scrittura’s calligraphy demo–both are in my bucket list, so yay!
I don’t want to spoil the surprise, it’s best to check it out for yourself today! 🙂 Here’s my loot:
Here’s my fave pic taken by Fran with the Ang Ink/Speculiars peeps. I spilled some water on my shorts during the calligraphy workshop because I’m graceful like that haha and it looks like I peed on myself with excitement Lol:
Best. Day. Ever!
See them live today! 🙂
Tried some brush lettering since I had some leftover ink:
Then I tried it with my fave color:
Tried it using a fat brush pen:
I love Rumi, so I wrote some Rumi quotes using gold liquid acrylic paint and some watery gouache:
Last night, I challenged myself with a more complicated quote, which I wrote on scrap paper:
I can’t wait to make more! It was quite nerve-wracking since my shaky hands kept on ruining some lines, haha, but practice makes permanent, so practice I shall.
Time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve just released the super special anniversary issue of Katha magazine, with the theme “myths and legends”. It’s absolutely free, so do share with your friends! Here’s the link: bit.ly/katha-issue07:
I feel so inspired by all the handlettering artists on my ig feed that I ventured to making some of my own handdrawn type:
I find that it’s relaxing and majorly challenging–I have to use a pencil this time, since the proportions are tricky. My hands are shaky but I’m not letting that stop me. 🙂