Modern Calligraphy: Getting Started

Lettering has always intrigued me- calligraphy especially.  I remember changing my handwriting weekly in grade school to try out different “fonts”- hearts on top of i’s, or E’s that looked like backwards 3’s… I was more worried about how the writing looked that what I was actually writing!  Currently, I have a “fake calligraphy” that I do, really it’s just adding shading to flourished cursive letters.  I decided it is time to learn how to do actual calligraphy- the real deal!  I found some super helpful resources to get me started and I thought I would share.

Here is my inspiration:



1. The Class:
I have signed up for a course on Skillshare called “Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques, of Molly Jacques Illustration. Click here to check out the course- it’s free!

2. The Tool Kits:

Speedball Lettering and Calligraphy Kit

Speedball 6-Nib Calligraphy Lettering Set
3. The Books:

Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art (Creative…and Beyond)

Now that I have blogged about it, I can’t give up, right?  You guys will have to hold me accountable!  Who’s going to try calligraphy with me?


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