Crayligraphy is going to be difficult. If you're a beginner, you won't master this skill-set overnight, but I have some good news for all of you aspiring Crayligraphers out there. Learning calligraphy with a Crayola will be easier than learning from any other pen.
I'm consistently asked about pens I recommend for beginners. I always respond by referring them to a brush with a firmer tip.
THE LESS FLEX IN A BRUSH—THE MORE RESISTANCE BETWEEN THE TIP AND PAPER—THE BETTER CONTROL—THE EASIER TO WRITE.
For this reason, a Crayola marker will soon be your best friend and go-to resource when practicing calligraphy. Since Crayolas are not brush pens, by default, they have a firmer nib with a subtle flex, allowing you to create thin lines and broad strokes with ease.
So this is my promise to you. If you are intentional with your practice and show up everyday, you will improve immensely in a shorter amount of time. Setting aside twenty minutes a day to practice diligently will translate into you becoming really good, really fast.
You will fail. You will get frustrated. But, don't let this deter you from practicing daily. If it's a challenge—sure, hesitate—but make sure you do it. Do it again. Do it several more times. Turn around, look back and laugh. I go days with unsatisfactory work, but I keep grinding and eventually, things just start to work out.
PRIORITIZE PRACTICING PATIENCE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND YOU WILL PREVAIL.
So, tools don't make the craftsman? That's right. I'm honoring this phrase by showing you that it doesn't matter what fancy writing tools you use. I'll teach you to understand the rules and then break them responsibly. Join me in this journey to learn some Crazy Crayola Calligraphy!