Using Drawing Pens


These are used to define our calligraphy/typography work, in the sense that it brings a more bold and less messy outcome when designing. Talking specifically about the lead in a pencil messing up the white page you work so hard to keep clean. It happens. But knowing the pencil is still a useful tool, continuing to use it to not only set some frame, lowering mistakes, it also helps when figuring out a creative way to shade or create patterns. This one of the step-by-step ways of designing a typography piece:

1) Using a ruler, draw measuring lines and structure, in pencil (lead markings are visible)


2) Start filling in with 0.1 pen, guided by ruler (all the free-hand, diagonal and horizontal)

INT-2 3) Finish filling in all linesINT-3 4) This is where you can experiment with shading, in pencil (depending on what you our your client wants to achieve)INT-4 5) Another experiment of shadingINT-5 6) Decided on the shading, start to mark out the borders in which to shade (still using 0.1 pen)INT-6 7) Then finish up by shading all chosen areas with the 0.8 penINT-7


Using a ruler was a key feature here, (a metal one will provide more accuracy and less lead smudge) but free hand is also a great way to deign calligraphy/typography. Setting points of measurements helps figure out the amount of space needed, verified by whatever project you are constructing, for letters and shapes.

Look out for more calligraphy and typography pieces on our social media pages.


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