Introduction to Calligraphy by Vanessa
Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Hi! My name is Vanessa and I’ve been practicing calligraphy for about three years. I have two daughters; a three year old and a one year old. The only time that I am usually only able to create is while they are napping or sleeping for the night. They definitely help keep me inspired and I love writing out things that my three year old says; kids say some pretty amusing things. I even enjoy using specific colors for my pieces that remind me of them.
I began my calligraphy journey after someone told me she had been learning calligraphy to make stuff for her wedding. I never knew that calligraphy could be self taught and was very surprised once finding out! After asking where to begin, I decided to start with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. (Mainly because these were the pens being used in ALL the instagram videos. 🤣) To my utter disappointment the brush pens were not as easy to use a I thought they would be, so I actually backtracked to faux calligraphy. Once I felt more comfortable with that I moved on to brush pens, and eventually I got to the point where I wanted to sell digital files. Currently, I use Procreate and Adobe Illustrator to create my digital pieces, and brush pens and nibs for physical items.