How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles
*Excerpt from Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles!
Letterform Lover’s Nightmare
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.”
How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles Step-by-Step:
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.
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.
Step Three: Add dots to the letters.
Outline each letter. To finish, add crosshatching.
Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco, CA
Nature Printing Society
Collage Artists of America
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