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May Lettering Round Up

The theme for the month was flowers in the Instagram Challenge #showusyourlettering which I combined with one of my favorite challenges so far #ohanaletteringchallenge

May was a very good month for my lettering practice. I started to really feel confident with a few lettering styles. And I hit a landmark by reaching 300 followers on IG. I was so happy that I wrote the names of some of my followers. If you’re interested in having me write your name check out my Etsy.

If you want to see the videos and animated versions please visit my Instagram where my handle is jwinsorart and SMUSH that like button if you enjoy what you see! Thanks for your interest in my work btw. Love you all so much!

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Starting a hand lettering practice

As with most hobbies in my life I quite randomly stumbled upon hand lettering recently. I was browsing Instagram and got hooked on the modern calligraphy videos with the most satisfying loops and swirls. Naturally, I wanted to try it for myself.

It’s been a messy start. My lines are crooked and wobbly. My lines are simultaneously too fat and too thin. My pen will skip. The paper will bleed. There have been many mistakes. I’d like to share some of those with you now.

Accidentally using the V form for the letter U.
Oh the wobbles!
Leading generally refers to the space between letters. I am still working on this.
At some point I had to call it good enough. Those flourishes really need attention though.

What are you practicing lately? Have you tried any new art forms?