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Learn how-to create calligraphy using watercolor in #TechniqueTuesday with Drishti from Life-athon and then try her Thank You Card tutorial.


  • How to draw a piece of calligraphy. How To Do Calligraphy Using Watercolor ? - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you need : Dip pen, Paintbrush (Round medium), Watercolor paper, Watercolor, Clean water

  • How to draw a piece of calligraphy. How To Do Calligraphy Using Watercolor ? - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by creating a color well on your palette by mixing your desired color with few drops of water. You can change the consistency of water depending on the transparency you desire.

  • How to draw a piece of calligraphy. How To Do Calligraphy Using Watercolor ? - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now using a brush coated with paint, transfer a generous amount onto the back of the nib as shown from the tip to the middle. Avoid any blobs and shake the excess watercolor off.

  • How to draw a piece of calligraphy. How To Do Calligraphy Using Watercolor ? - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start writing your first 2 letter. Remember : Upstroke ( Less pressure ), Downstroke ( More pressure). Without washing off the nib add the second color at the base of the first color on the nib. Now write the remaining letters using the same technique to get a visually interesting piece of art.

  • Step 5

    Check out this video to have a real visual example of the entire process.

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