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    STRONG LINES: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE PILOT PARALLEL CALLIGRAPHY PEN is an online class for beginners offered through Skillshare. It is a ha… Read More
    STRONG LINES: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE PILOT PARALLEL CALLIGRAPHY PEN is an online class for beginners offered through Skillshare. It is a hands-on introduction to the fun and versatile Pilot Parallel pen. THE ASSIGNMENT: Create an elegant or dynamic asemic (without words) calligraphic tattoo. Shapes and strokes of the design to be created using the Pilot Parallel pen. THIS CLASS will be the first of three. The second will explore various inks and working with colour, and in the third, students will learn a Gothic hand. Read Less
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Like many calligraphers, I get asked to design tattoos. I was just designing one for a friend when the opportunity came up to teach an online calligraphy class. I realized tattoo design was a great place for calligraphers to start, offering a gradual, fun introduction to calligraphy pens and ink. This allows students to learn pen strokes and skills as a prelude to lettering. 
Endless possibilities:
 
A freely written design:
(Apologize for abrupt ending on music. It was my first video! The whole awesome song available at foxglovemusic.ca)
Next, refinement of that design. 
Learn basic calligraphy strokes while designing your own tattoo!
I'll take you step-by-step through the process in my skillshare class: