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Celebrate World Calligraphy Day with Pitt Artist Pens

Posted on August 11 2021

Calligraphy with stones

A calligraphy tutorial to introduce you to the art!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create a quote art using Calligraphy tip Pitt Artist Pens to celebrate World Calligraphy Day on August 11, 2021. Calligraphy is where art merges with handwriting. While it would take many years of disciplined practice to master this ancient art form, thanks to the Calligraphy tip Pitt Artist pens, we can all dream and dabble a little into the beauty of hand-lettering. I have compiled the materials list for you.

Materials:

Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - HB - #119000

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Calligraphy - #268 Green Gold - #167568

Pitt Artist Pen® Calligraphy - #180 Raw Umber - #167580

Pitt Artist Pen® Calligraphy #178 Nougat - #167978

Pitt Artist Pen® Calligraphy - #188 Sanguine - #167588

Pitt Artist Pen® Calligraphy - #175 Dark Sepia - #167575

Mixed Media paper

Scissors

Ruler

Ruler and graphite pencil

Using the Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - HB - #119000 and a ruler, draw light straight lines on the paper.

Calligraphy and Pitt Artist Pen

Start writing the quote with the lightest color of the Calligraphy Pitt Artist Pen. I used Green Gold #268, the lightest in my selection of colors.

Calligraphy and Pitt Artist Pen

To emphasize certain words in the quote that stood out to me, I stretched the word ‘life’ out horizontally and used the color Raw Umber # 180.

Calligraphy and Pitt Artist Pens

I wrote the next few lines in color gradation from light to dark using Nougat #178, Sanguine #188 and Dark Sepia #175 respectively.

Calligraphy with Pitt Artist Pens

I decided to write the remaining part of the quote in reverse color order from dark to light to visually round out what I started.

Calligraphy and a Pitt Artist Pen

Again, I stretched out to emphasize words, wrote them in all caps, and even wrote the most important word in a darker color. All these little variations help me visually convey what the quote means to me. This process is unique to each artist and you can experiment with whatever speaks to you the most.

The India ink of these pens dry instantly. Once they are dry, you can erase the pencil lines.

Take it a step further by trimming the paper down and rounding off the corners.

I hope you enjoyed today’s lettering tutorial with the Calligraphy Pitt Artist Pens and are inspired to keep practicing you handwriting.

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio

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