Curious about the difference between hand lettering and calligraphy?
In a nutshell, here’s the difference:
Calligraphy is the classical art of writing letters. You typically use a pointed pen holder (oblique or straight), a nib, and ink. It requires a lot of control as you vary the pressure used on each stroke to create thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes.
Hand lettering is a fun spin on calligraphy, and consists of drawing letters. You can hand-letter on just about anything with just about any writing utensil! It’s popular because of it’s versatility. You can use a crayon, chalk, a marker, or a fancy brush pen.
But be careful– hand lettering is addicting! It’s a slippery slope and will likely make you want to learn pointed pen calligraphy ◡̈
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