Last month, I enrolled in a lettering class with Studio Calico. I’ve always been a fan of cursive writing since I was in elementary school. I still see it as the fastest way for me to jot down anything, especially if I’m in a time crunch. The class covered some basic lettering styles, and later on adding variation to those styles and using them in a more artistic manner. Lessons and videos were released about twice a week. It was challenging at the beginning using those lined practice sheets and keeping my lettering within those lines, but I eventually got the hang of it. With practice during and beyond the class, I’ll probably use what I’ve learned in future spreads with my Project Life and Smash Book.
Practice (basics sheet), practice (lettering styles sheets), practice (adding variation).
One of the last lessons was building a quote and digitizing it in Adobe Illustrator. I most likely will not use the latter since I don’t have the software on my computer. I chose a quote from the movie Up for this lesson.
Despite a bit of a rocky start, I thought the class was fun and informative overall. It’s not easy trying to do fancy lettering when you’re left handed! I’ve thought about learning calligraphy too at some point, but I’ll focus on improving my skills here for the time being.