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So I painted these pastel

So I painted these pastel cacti and wasn't quite sure if I should add lettering or not. But as I found this quote from #unexpectedlettering I knew I had to put it on there. Who else is constantly afraid that they will mess up their painting with their lettering? . . . Watercolors: @caran_dache Fudenosuke hard tip brush pen: @tombowusa . . . #moderncalligraphy #modernlettering #handlettering #handlettered #lettering #handmade #brushlettered #brushpen #brushpenpractice #calligraphynewbie #calligraphy #calligrafriends #typegang #typography #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #art #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #cactus #cacti #grow #tombow #carandache #fudenosuke #pastel #painting

My favorite trend! Millen

My favorite trend! Millennial pink ranges from a pastel pink to salmon. It's an "ironic" pink with a bit of a muted tone to give it more of an edge and maturity to set it apart from bubblegum pink. I love me a hot pink, but millennial pink has won me over this year! . . . . . . #typographyinspired #typespire #letteringco #goodtype #typegang #strengthinletters #thedailytype #typetopia #typematters #todaystype #handmadefont #greattype #typeworship #artoftype #lettering#TYxCA#typedaily #letteringdesign #thedesigntip#logotype #typography#calligraphy#handlettering#brushlettering#handtype#trendy #millennialpink #vectorart #pastelpink

Amazing work from Kate! (

Amazing work from Kate! (@paintingperrydise). Kate's used a beautiful colour palette and delicate florals and leaves to create this sweet wreath! . We'd love to see how you create your wreaths! Submit your wreaths by tagging @show.us.your.tips #showusurtips and #tips_wreaths and tell us how you created it! #letteringchallenge #letteringinspiration #blending #letteringart #watercolour #watercolor #lettering #handlettered #moderncalligraphy #modernlettering #calligratype #handlettering #calligraphy #brushscript #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #typography #dailytype #dailylettering #letteringinspiration #handwrittenfont #typeinspired

An extract on #lettering

Lettering includes calligraphy and lettering for purposes such as blueprints and comic books, as well as decorative lettering such as sign painting and creating custom lettering graphics, for instance on posters, for a letterhead or business wordmark, lettering in stone or graffiti. Lettering may be drawn or applied using stencils. In the past, almost all decorative lettering other than that on paper was created as custom or hand-painted lettering; the use of fonts in place of lettering has increased due to new printing methods and phototypesetting and digital typesetting, which allow fonts to be printed at any desired size.

Freehand lettering is done without the assistance of tools. To regulate lettering height, commonly 3 mm ( in), guidelines are drawn. Mechanical lettering is done using tools such as lettering guides, templates, or using a small mechanical pantograph referred to by the Keuffel and Esser trademark "Leroy" Modern drawings are lettered with computer-aided design software.

The letters to be drawn, though freehanded, should be stable and graceful. In some cases stability is impossible; for example, P and F are unavoidably top-heavy. In other cases the stability and grace of the letters may be maintained either by drawing the lower parts of the letters like B,E etc. wider than the upper parts, or by drawing the horizontal line at the center of these letters just above their geometric axis. (Exception: In case of the letter A, the horizontal member is drawn below the geometric center, to maintain equality of areas below and above the center line. If a horizontal line is drawn exactly at the center, then the difference in the areas of the triangle above the line and the trapezium below the line is much larger. This creates an unusual effect to our eyes.) Emphasis should be on the overall beauty of a word, rather than individual letters. Most freehand lettering is done in a "gothic" style, i.e., with a constant line thickness; either "straight gothic", with vertical strokes perpendicular to the baseline, or "inclined gothic", with vertical strokes at about 75.

Mechanical lettering is sometimes done using a pantograph, a device consisting of four bars ("links") which are pinned to each other to form a parallelogram. The links can pivot about these pins. The lowermost link of the parallelogram is fixed to two rigid supports. One vertical link at one end is connected to a profile tracer, which traces the profile of the letter to be drawn, and the second vertical link and the other horizontal link are jointly connected to a pencil that draws the exact shape of the profile traced.

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