Posts Tagged 'freelance calligrapher'

For Greg

remembering my brother

Greeting for a friend. Not quite a Halloween font. ūüėĀ

Going to meet this new great niece tomorrow and was inspired to letter her name.

Ziller ink, Nikko G nib, Yoke Pen Co. holder.

The ‘Kristen’ lettering style

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These are three¬†versions of the ‘Kristen’ lettering style that I developed for¬†my daughter’s wedding envelopes. She loved the style that someone had done and posted online.¬† I tried to ‘copy’ that style, and truthfully it was just someone’s handwriting.¬† I had to develop some of the upper case letters and all of the lower.

The first photo above is what I came up with for her envelopes. I used a flat edge and gold ink on a page in my sketchbook

#2 is what it looked like after I revised some of the letters. I used Dr. Ph Martin’s iridescent copperplate gold ink on maroon cover stock for this practice work.

The final two photos are the monoline version in my sketchbook using a black fine line Faber-Castell pen.

Since I developed this style for my daughter, I named it after her.¬† The ‘Kristen’¬†style is a combination of¬†my style, what this talented person had shown online, and somewhat copperplate-ish!¬† The lower case is just me and what I remember from learning the Palmer method of cursive in grade school.

Enjoy, and let me know if I can letter your wedding envelopes!