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Handlettering "May All your Wishes come true"

  • Adults 
  • Teenagers 
  • 25 min
What you need:
India Ink Pitt Artist Pen S/XS/1.5 mm black, Graphite pencil Grip 2001

Step 1

Once you have developed an idea of how the words should be arranged, you can start with the preliminary work.
First sketch the border for the banner in the top section with a pencil. In the banner, draw a line for the first two words.
Now draw the lines for the other words with a ruler. For cursive script, the base line and x-height are sufficient, for block letters, you also need the auxiliary line for the ascenders. (Note: In the attached image, the lines are drawn in thicker than necessary for clarity!).

Step 2

Now draw a detailed preliminary sketch of the writing. It's best to also sketch the thick/thin style for the cursive writing to help avoid mistakes later. Anywhere where you draw a downward stroke while writing - i.e. draw a line from top to bottom - the line gets thicker.

Step 3 & 4

Now start tracing the contours of the writing on your sheet of paper from top to bottom. I have used the Pitt Artist Pen in the thicknesses XS and S for this. Take your time and concentrate so that you draw the lines deliberately.

Step 5

Now you can colour in the letters. Here, I have used the Pitt Artist Pen in the thicknesses S and 1.5.
Once the ink is dry, you can carefully erase the auxiliary lines. Finished.

Moira Schweiger

Moira Schweiger is a graphic designer living and working in Nuremberg, Germany. After graduating in communication design in 2007, Moira worked as an art director in various advertising agencies. In 2010 she started MOIRA STYLES and since then has taken on branding and design for own customers as well as advertising agencies. At the same time she started with hand lettering to express her love for typography in emotional, handdrawn pieces of joy. Moira also holds workshops to share her passion for modern calligraphy, and hand lettering all over Germany.
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