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Learn Copperplate Calligraphy on the iPad
A beginners guide to Copperplate Calligraphy on the iPad (even if you’re completely new to Procreate!)
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Learn Copperplate Calligraphy on the iPad
The complete A-Z (literally!) guide for confidently creating Instagram worthy Lettering on the iPad (even if you just downloaded Procreate).
I’ve taken everything I’ve learned over the last four years, not only teaches you the practical side, but the exact process from beginning to end, with guidance through every step of the way.
The end result gives you the ability to confidently create beautiful lettering on the iPad, that you’ll be proud to post on Instagram.
A Look at What’s Inside
Module 1 : Getting Started
By the end of this first module, you will have an understanding of the specific attributes and terminology of Copperplate Calligraphy. You will have imported your workbooks and pressure sensitive brush into Procreate ready for your practice session. You will understand how to navigate the Procreate interface, and how to use the split screen functionality on your iPad, enabling you to view your practice videos side-by-side with Procreate.
Module 2 : Level 1 – The Lowercase Letters
Now that you are set up in Procreate, it’s time to dive into the hands-on practice sessions! You will start by learning the 8 basic strokes of the lowercase letters. These are the key components to every letter in the alphabet. You’ll then cover each of the lowercase letters, divided up into groups of 5 letters per session (fitting nicely into 20-30 minute practice sessions).
After watching the walkthrough video for the group, it’s over to you! You can use the split screen method on your iPad to bring up your practice video next to your Procreate workbook and refer to this throughout your practice session. The Practice videos are made especially for this purpose, and play at real time to guide you.
Module 3 : Level 1 – The Uppercase Letters
After you learn the lowercase letterforms, it’s time to move onto the Uppercase! The Uppercase letters are very graceful and the gateway to flourishing, but just like the lowercase letters, it’s important to get to grips with the basis strokes that make them up, first. Similarly to Module 1, you practice each group using the Procreate practice workbooks provided, and can optionally view the extra real-time support videos using the split screen functionality on your iPad to have them side-by-side with Procreate.
Module 4 : Level 2 – Letter Spacing, connections and writing words!
Now that you have all letterforms committed to muscle memory, it’s time to see how different letters are grouped into different connection and spacing categories. In this module you will learn what to look for and how to accurately space your letters to create visual balance when writing words. We will practice this through the Level 2 Procreate workbooks provided.
Module 5 : Level 3 – It’s time to Flourish!
Flourishes are usually the main thing that attracts most people to lettering and calligraphy in the first place! They are beautiful embellishments that enhance your lettering and transform it into an art form. There is so much opportunity to express yourself and really get creative. Even if you’ve never tried a flourish in your life, this module will break it down into easy to follow steps to ensure you place them in the perfect positions. We will learn what makes a good flourish and what to avoid. We’ll practice our lowercase flourishes, uppercase flourishes and also learn several decorative flourishes we can use as design elements when composing a lettering piece. We’ll then bring everything you have learned together in the class project and create beautiful flourished lettering!
- Learn how to write each letter of the alphabet, knowing exactly what stroke components, when to apply pressure and when to lift your pencil to make them
- Access to the Private Facebook group and weekly live Q&A support sessions with me
- Utilize the Split Screen method on your iPad to support your training using these purposefully designed practice videos
- Understand these fool-proof tips for spacing to ensure you balance your letters when writing words
- Create beautiful flourishing to enhance your lettering designs
- Navigate the Procreate interface like a Pro, with a full understanding of how to use layers and complete command of your pressure sensitive brush