Watercolor Calligraphy: The Essentials

You know me well enough to know I love watercolor. You can create completely original effects with watercolor. It is free and expressive. Brush lettering is my favourite hobby, because it’s easy to learn and completely addictive. You know what is even more cool than any of this? They can be used together. Both of them together!

You will find all of the details in this post and more. Each technique can be seen in action, so it’s easier to do than just guessing from the photos. It’s okay if you’re not interested in watching it.

Watercolor Calligraphy: Why Is It Useful

The wide variety of water effects that you can achieve with watercolor is what makes it so great. Try it with both a dry and wet brush to see the results!

The wide variety of water effects that you can achieve with watercolor is what makes it so great. Try it with both a dry and wet brush to see the results!

You must control the pigment along with water. How much water you use will determine the strength of your paint. Tip: Make sure to wet the paints prior to starting watercolor lettering. This will ensure that your water is properly activated, and it won’t be necessary for you to stop your beat.

This paper is essential for all watercolor calligraphy projects. Poor quality or thin paper will make your whole project look terrible. For metallic projects, I prefer Darice black card stock and Canson watercolor papers for everything else.

You will be discussing watercolor calligraphy in this post. Therefore, you should have some knowledge of brush lettering. For a beginners guide, click here to learn the basics of brush writing. We’ll keep going!
Next, pay attention to how much water you use on each page. A streaky result will be caused by a dry brush. It can be difficult to control and take forever to dry if it is too moist. These are not necessarily bad things, but can be irritating if you do.

Watercolor Calligraphy Products for Beginners

Watercolor calligraphy has many great aspects. You can create almost any color you want, depending on what your palette is. There are many colors available. Mix them up and make something! Mix and match your colors or your lettering on the page. You can start by lettering one color and then pick up another to see how they mix on the page. Neat! This technique is easier the wetter you make your letters.

These three tips are invaluable as you learn watercolor calligraphy. To really grasp the techniques, you need to put your hands up and do the work. You can practice basic strokes and letters with the Fox Den Resource Library’s calligraphy worksheets.

Six Ways to Combine Calligraphy and Watercolor

Combining watercolor and hand lettering is a great way to create something new. This post will show you 6 ways I combine the two media to make beautiful hand lettering.

Sometime I want to add a bit of color to my calligraphy art. Here is an easy tip: use watercolor splatter.

Sometimes simple flowers can make a more powerful background than intricate ones. Let’s take it one step at a time!

It is much more difficult to write with a watercolor brush than simply using a pen. This is how to simplify the task.

Although the masking process can take some time, both the result and the process itself are well worth it. Be patient and be creative. This is possible!

Quick tip: Imagine a triangle within your circle. Each element should be drawn three times on every corner of your imaginary triangle. This will make your composition more balanced.