Practice: Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands: A Creative Calligraphy Adventure by Peggy Dean

I am done with the visual sharing portion of posting my practice from Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual by Eleanor Winters.  I will share any interesting tips I wish to highlight from the remaining chapters 5-10: 5) Changing the Size of the Letters, 6) Writing in Color, 7) Using Good Paper, 8) Writing Out a Page, 9) Commercial Calligraphy and 10) Retouching, Correcting and Cropping. 

This week I am moving on to the next book from my selves, Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands: A Creative Calligraphy Adventure: Nature-Inspired Projects, Prompts, and Drawing Ideas by Peggy Dean.  I am using a Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip brush pen, and starting in the first section with letter shapes. 

I like the statement, "Lettering is not writing; it's drawing".  It is a fact to me.  It sets the stage for me to continue practice with the intention of incorporating way more illustrations and finding my own style.

'Epistolary Paper Quilt, Falling Action II' will be on display at the Oak Cliff Culture Center as part of 214Art Juried Exhibition thru June 1.