The 100 Day Project 2016

I’m participating in the 100 Day Project, an initiative by Elle Luna, that celebrates the process of making. The goal is to select an action and show up everyday for 100 days to do that action. It can be anything like painting, drawing, writing, crocheting, traveling, lettering, calligraphy… the list goes on.

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How to join The 100 Day Project

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how to digitize calligraphy

How to digitize calligraphy using Photoshop and Illustrator

I’m on a calligraphy binge.

It’s been only three days since I bought a straight holder, ink and nibs, and I can’t get enough of  writing my heart away and watching/reading tutorials online. I found this guide to modern calligraphy (with free worksheets!) and this video on common problems with nibs most helpful for a beginner like me.

After doing basic drills, I write a quote from a book (or from Google search or Pinterest ha!), a line from a song, or any random words and phrases.

Being a graphic designer, I can’t wait to incorporate the beautiful, intricate things created through calligraphy to my works. Ideas are overflowing. I digitized the image above and came up with this… Read more