Feeling the Pressure…Literally

OK… this was so fun.

I do have to say, though, those fancy looking posters with quotes on them are severely underrated… I really didn’t realize how challenging it can be! The biggest challenge I found was effortlessly keeping my letters all the same size. When you are writing out a letter, you use different pressures at different points of the letter. A general rule for this is when you stroke down, you put more pressure- making the stroke larger, and when you pull up, you release the pressure- making the stroke thinner.

I started with a practice sheet to try and get the hang of it, I seriously underestimated how hard it would be to repeat the letters without a guide. This is my work traced over the practice sheet.

Eventually, I started to get the hang of it and continued to look for tips and tricks online. My major resource was a video that Cyandra shared with me as well as one that I found on my own.

Here is a time lapse of me making this…its a work in progress

This was an enjoyable week because it is something I have never done before! I also went and did one that had types out words- much simpler. This really cool “liquify” tool on Procreate allows you to make these neat marble-looking backgrounds, and that is what you see below!


  • Sequoia Abbott-Saulteaux

    Hello Caelyn!
    I am very impressed with your work! I once tried to get into calligraphy but found it a lot harder than I thought it would be! It really does take a patient, steady hand to be able to create different fonts and I applaud your effort! I also never knew that you could create calligraphy with procreate so that’s pretty neat. I look forward to seeing your progress as the semester goes on and I am definitely rooting for you all the way!


  • Cyandra Cornish

    Hi Caelyn
    Your pieces are so beautiful! I love how much we both thought that this week was going to be so easy and yet we both struggled a bit this week! You are doing amazing! I am so excited to continue to chatting about our progress!

  • Kelsey Potoma

    I love this idea! The progress is looking so good and I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of your project turns out. Including the time lapse was such a nice touch, we were able to really gain an understanding of your process. Keep up the great work!

    – Kelsey

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