This post is the first in my brush lettering alphabet series all about how to create the lowercase alphabet. In each video, I will demonstrate the letter from a page within my Brush Strokes Workbook.
“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” Charles Horton Cooley
Let’s learn how to create the lowercase a in brush lettering.
In this video, I’m using the Zebra super fine brush pen which is one of my favorite pens.
The lowercase letter “a” consists of an oval and an underturn. If you haven’t watched my basic strokes video make sure to do so here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/basic-strokes-brush-lettering/
Focus on breathing and going slow. The slower you go, the better you will be able to focus on the transition between the thick and thin strokes of your letter.
One of the differences between calligraphy and handwriting is that in calligraphy you pick up your pen between each stroke.
In the Brush Strokes workbook, there is a plus sign between each stroke that you need to create. I also added arrows to show you the direction of the letters.
Don’t worry about getting it perfect. You will see progress when you practice consistently even if for just a few minutes per day.
There’s no right or wrong when using modern calligraphy and brush lettering. You have freedom to create your own style.
I also recommend watching my video on how to hold a brush pen here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/how-to-hold-a-brush-pen/
Download my free Brush Lettering for Beginners Guide (PDF) here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/brushlettering/
Get your copy of my Brush Strokes Workbook here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/workbook/