For the love of letters
I’ve always been fond of calligraphy, of typography, of fonts and letters. I love how the simplest of words become timeless, classic, and elegant once it has been written in the nicest of forms, with flourishes here and there.
Recently, I decided to try doing calligraphy myself. And I loved it! I was like, “why didn’t I try this sooner?” It was my way to take stress off of my system at work, and it proved itself to be very cathartic. My very first try at calligraphy is this, at the back of my work notebook:
And these were the ones I made when I got home that day, on my planner:
Ugh, ugly weren’t they? They felt contrived, and I really was disappointed at myself. But then I realized that beautiful calligraphy, like all things in life, don’t happen in an instant. Like all things in life, the skill needs to be honed by constant studying and practicing.
I found it hard to control (lol), so I tried using my Dong-A PlayOn Color Pen, and it has been my tool ever since.
I am constantly keeping my eyes out for inspiration, and for other methods to achieve good calligraphic art. I know I still have a long way to go — my strokes still need to be worked on, my flourishes need to be improved. I will be posting my works here, so that I can keep track of my progress also as a calligraphy “artist” :)