How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles

*Excerpt from Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles!

How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles
Letterform Lover’s Nightmare
Martha Slavin
5″ × 7″ (13cm × 18cm)
Micron pen 1.0 on blank postcard

I love letterforms and like to play with alphabets. I turned this easy alphabet into Letterform Lover’s Nightmare by adding doodles. You have to love Zen Doodles to do all the crosshatching required on this design.

“Best handwriting practice: slow down.”
—Georgianna Greenwood

How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles Step-by-Step:

How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles
Step One: Divide the 5″ × 7″ (13cm × 18cm) card into twenty-four spaces with a small margin around each space. Divide two squares into triangles. I used I, J, U and V in these squares.

How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles
Step Two: Decide whether your alphabet will have serifs, thick and thin lines, or be all the same weight. I used serifs and thick and thin lines. Draw your alphabet in the squares.

How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles
Step Three: Add dots to the letters.
Outline each letter. To finish, add crosshatching.

Martha Slavin
Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco, CA
Nature Printing Society
Collage Artists of America
slavinfamily@hotmail.com
marthaslavin.blogspot.com

For more zen doodle inspiration, check out some of these titles:

Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles!   Zen Doodle Coloring Book

 

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