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Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Illustration-
Once you've mastered the basic and advanced skills of brush pen drawing, try this lesson next! Learn how to draw easy and cute illustrations. In this lesson, the instructor, Ai Kishimoto will teach you how to draw some stylish illustrations which will upgrade your brush pen letter design. You can make a very fancy-looking card simply by adding a little twist and adding some illustrations to your ordinary letter design. In the previous lessons, you've already learned the basics of writing stylish letters and some tips on how you can make your letters look more stylish. On top of the stylish brush pen letters, let's master how to draw illustrations. If you want to make your card look more stylish, then Ai's illustrations are so useful because they are cute and easy to draw. In this lesson, she explains: STEP1:How to draw illustrations in letters STEP2:How to draw illustrations in letters with no circles STEP3:Tips on drawing illustrations in empty spaces STEP4:Tips on adding directions to illustrations STEP5:How to draw and play with motifs You can greatly expand the range of your design with this lesson since it explains many ways to add illustrations to a design. With illustrations, you can express a feeling of the season or your own feelings to the person receiving or viewing your card which can be very difficult to express with only letters. You can make your card more pop and cute by simply adding illustrations of the zodiac sign of the year to a New Year's card or presents to a birthday card. It's guaranteed to make the recepient happy! So try making a fancy-looking card with the illustrations you learn in this lesson along with the brush pen letters you've already mastered! ※ This lesson doesn't include corrections from the instructor.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Long Messages-
After acquiring stylish calligraphy, let's work on your layouts! Learn tips create the structure of long messages. In this lesson, the instructor, Ai Kishimoto, will teach you how to create the structure for long messages on your card. You can learn how to write your messages in well-balanced framework. In prior lessons, we learned how to write stylish calligraphy. When you have acquired calligraphy and have extended your expression, let's work on the layout and make your card look stylish. In this lesson, you will mainly learn about how to neatly lay out your messages when you write a New Year's card or a thank you card. By learning the framework, you can make your card look more sophisticated. The steps introduced in this lesson for long messages are as follows; STEP 1:Dividing the message into 2 rows. STEP 2:Dividing the message into 3 rows. STEP 3:Trying out different shapes STEP 4:Trying out different lines. STEP 5:Trying out different layouts and usage of blank space. The goal is to acquire these 5 techniques to create a well-balanced card with long messages. You can make your calligraphy look even more stylish just by changing the layout. The look of the card changes depending on the layout, so work on your layout thinking about who you are sending the card to! You can use this tactic not only for cards but for various occasions, such as restaurant menus, store advertisements, or posters as well. Please tryout different kinds of calligraphy that matches the occasion! ※Personal correction is not included in this lesson.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Short Messages-
Once you have mastered the stylish letters, learn how to lay out the messages! This tutorial shows you tips on the composition of short messages. In this lesson, the instructor, Ai Kishimoto, will show you how to arrange short messages on your card. It will show you ways of creating a balanced composition of letters. In previous lessons, we have learned how to create stylish fonts. Once you have expanded your font designs and range of expressions, work on how to arrange each element on your card to create nice handmade greeting cards. This video mainly shows techniques to keep your short messages looking diverse and interesting. Learning the techniques for composition let's you create even more sophisticated-looking cards. This tutorial for writing short messages includes: STEP 1: What is the most important tip for writing short messages? STEP 2: Altering shapes STEP 3: Removing spaces STEP 4: Using letters of different sizes STEP 5: Creating empty space on your composition The goal in this lesson is to learn the 5 techniques for creating a card with short messages, and be able to create a card with a balanced composition. Different compositions give different looks to your cards. The personality of your card depends on the composition, so try out different arrangement according to the person you want to give your card to. The techniques introduced in this lesson can also be applied to creating restaurant menues, shop displays, and posters. So create works with various looks depending on the occasion! ※Correction by Ai Kishimoto is not included in this lesson.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Working on Expressiveness-
Leearn how to make your writing look much more fancy! Tips on how to better express your words will be given! In this lesson, the instructor, Ai Kishimoto will teach you how to better express your alphabets. Learn how to take the fancy letters that were taught in the beginner to advanced lessons, as well as the alphabet lesson, and make them even more fancy. Once you have learned how to draw a fancy word using a brush pen, try to write as if you are making a piece of artwork. You might feel that your fancy writing looks bland on a plain piece of paper. In addition to the tips on how to solve that issue, methods for how to write in a modern style as well as an unusual style will also be given. By mastering these techniques, you can express your work to look more brilliant and complicated. The content of the expression stage is as follows. STEP 1:Spreading the tip of the brush pen STEP 2:Sprinkling ◯◯ on the paper STEP 3:How to write modern fonts STEP 4:How to write beautifully STEP 5:How to write a line with words The purpose of this lesson is to make the writing look more complicated by mastering the 5 methods to better express your writing. Let's practice using a different method to write a more fancy word! By mastering the 5 methods, you will be able to increase your repertoire of work for sure! Let's think about the the person you want to send the card to and use the techniques to write a fancy card with brush pen. In addition to writing cards, this can be applied for writing the menu for a restaurant or when writing for a poster. Please write words with lots of different styles that matche the occasion! ※Correction is not included for this video.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Alphabets-
A lesson for people who want to create stylish greeting cards! Expand your alphabet design variations! In this lesson, Ai Kishimoto will show you ways to expand your alphabet design variations. Apply the techniques you learned in the basic, intermediate, and advanced lessons and expand your brush pen drawing ideas. The fascinating thing about brush pen lettters is that you can give them so many different personalities by changing their shapes. Make different letters with different looks for the person you want to send your card to. This video also shares tips for arranging customized alphabets into a sentence. It will show you how you can place the letters in a stylish layout taking advantage of the arranged shape of each letter. This alphabet tutorial includes: STEP 1: Use one long line STEP 2: Change brush strokes STEP 3: Alter shapes and sizes STEP 4: Change positions STEP 5: Write alphabets vertically The goal in this lesson is to learn various alphabet designs and be able to create birthday cards and thank you cards. Use these expressive, personalized letters to write greeting cards for special occasions. This lesson does not show designs for all the 26 letters of the alphabet, but the techniques shown in the video are applicable to any letters. It will surely add depth to your brush pen artworks. Have fun creating a variety of your own letter designs, and enjoy discovering different styles. Create lots of different greeting cards for your friends and families! ※Correction by the instructor is not included in this lesson.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Hiragana-
Comes with a free downloadable practice sheet! Expand your Hiragana variations! In this lesson, the instructor, Ai Kishimoto will show you ways to expand your Hiragana design variations. Apply the techniques you learned in the basic, intermediate, and advanced lessons and expand your calligraphy font variety. The fascinating thing about calligraphy fonts is that you can give them so many different personalities by changing their shapes. Make different fonts with different looks for the person you want to send your card to. This video also shares tips for arranging customized hiragana into a sentence. It will show you how you can place the letters in a stylish layout maximizing the look of each letter. This Hiragana tutorial includes: STEP 1: How to write hiragana STEP 2: How to expand your font variations STEP 3: How to tastefully arrange letters vertically STEP 4: How to tastefully arrange letters vertically -Advanced- STEP 5: How to tastefully arrange letters horizontally The goal in this lesson is to understand the techniques to freely customize hiragana and be able to create seasonal greeting cards such as a New Year's card. This lesson is perfect for those who want to try creating your own New Year's card, or want to make unique a New Year's card different from every other year. This lesson also comes with a special free gift from the insructor, Ai Kishimoto. Those who sign up for this video receive a PDF hiragana practice sheet that she developed. This magical practice sheet lets you create customized letters with no effort. You will learn how to use the practice sheet in the video, so enjoy discovering different styles of fonts with this sheet. Think of the person receiving your special card and create lots of different greeting cards! ※Correction by Ai Kishimoto is not included in this lesson.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Advanced-
First 10 viewers can receive correction on their writing by Kishimoto! Start with this lesson if you are a beginner to calligraphy. ■ Terms & Conditions ・Applicable to the subscribers of this video only. ・First 10 viewers receive an email with an instruction after the purchase of the video. ■ How to apply ① Create a greeting card using the techniques you learned in the tutorial. Take a picture of the card from above and upload it here→https://miroom.in/rooms/131/user_creation_images/new ② Once the uploaded image is reviewed and corrected, comments will be shown on this page. →https://miroom.in/rooms/131/user_room ※ Login is required to upload an image or to view comments. ---------- Downloadable font sample PDF available! Let's learn how to draw a stylish background for your letter works In this tutorial, you will learn how to prepare a background for your shodo work, in order to make it look more fashionable. You can create your own mood by adding a background to the works you've already learned to make. By adding one extra effort on your works, your postcard or letter will surely be a more heartwarming gift. Outline of this advanced course will be as following: STEP1: Tips for making a background design STEP2: Applying a single color STEP3: Applying two colors STEP4: How to use "Usuzumi" (light black ink) for a background STEP5: Background designs using lines The goal of this lesson is to learn how to create various background designs that a friend of yours will be delighted to receive them as a gift. This is a must-see lesson to those who want to further utilize your brush pen techniques, or to those who want to make an exquisite calligraphic card! These backgrounds may seem easy and simple, but there are some points that you must follow in order to make it well-balanced and stylish. This lesson also comes with a special free gift from the instructor. Those who sign up for this video receive following items for free. ① "Season-themed color samples" ② Usuzumi (light black ink) background sample" Colors that match the theme of each season are introduced as color samples. Ai will explain which color matches which season and in what kind of occasions. Try to make your own work with a background you like and with the techniques from the previous lessons. Please enjoy brush pen drawing, making one and only gift for your family or friends. After taking the lesson, you will receive follow-up email full of valuable tips and information! So after the lesson, please remember Ai's tips and try to make outputs as much as possible.

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Intermediate-
Correction Available for the First 10 Viewers! First 10 viewers receive correction on their writing from the instructor, Ai Kishimoto! ■ Terms & Conditions ・Applicable to the subscribers of this video only. ・First 10 viewers receive an email with an instruction after the purchase of the video. ■ How to apply ① Create a greeting card using the techniques you learned in the tutorial. Take a picture of the card from above and upload it here→https://miroom.in/rooms/131/user_creation_images/new ② Once the uploaded image is reviewed and corrected, comments will be shown on this page. →https://miroom.in/rooms/131/user_room ※ Login is required to upload an image or to view comments. ---------- Downloadable font sample PDF available! Learn how to express yourself with calligraphy fonts! In this lesson, Ai Kishimoto will teach how to express yourself with brush pen letters. Once you have learned the basics of brush pens, try creating letter designs that express your feelings. These expressive letter designs are useful in personal letters, cards, and on various other occasions. This intermediate tutorial includes: STEP 1: Tips on creating cute letters STEP 2: Tips on creating soft-looking letters STEP 3: Tips on creating bold, strong letters STEP 4: Tips on creating fun-looking letters STEP 5: Express your feelings with letters The goal in this lesson is to understand how to modify a single character into different designs, and be able to create a card that expresses your feelings. This lesson is perfect for those who wish to write stylish brush pen letters or want to create expressive, personal greeting cards! Learning the tips Ai shares in this video will allow anyone to create a variety of characters in so many different designs! This lesson also comes with a special free gift from the instructor. Those who sign up for this video receive a free letter sample PDF. It shows each type of letter created by Ai, including fonts with strong strokes, fun lines, and shapes. Once you master how to create different letter designs, refer to the sample sheet and try creating your own ones for various characters. Have fun with brush pen drawing as you think of the person receiving your special card!

Ai Kishimoto

Japanese Calligraphy
Nice and Smooth Brush Pen Drawing -Basic-
First 10 viewers can receive correction on their writing by Kishimoto! Start with this lesson if you are a beginner to calligraphy. In this lesson, Ai Kishimoto will teach the basics of calligraphy fonts. From how to use a brush pen to methods of creating different types of lines, Ai will share the tips for stylish calligraphy fonts in detail in this 30-minute tutorial. Both complete beginners and people with some prior experience can learn and have fun through this lesson. This basic tutorial includes: STEP 1: How to use a brush pen STEP 2: How to draw the 5 basic lines STEP 3: How to combine lines and change fonts STEP 4: The 3 tips for creating stylish fonts STEP 5: Creating Birthday/Thank You cards Start by getting used to writing with a brush pen, and finish by creating a greeting card using calligraphy fonts. Some of you may not be confident with writing or wish you had better handwriting, but when it comes to calligraphy fonts, neat handwriting is actually not required. After learning the tips Ai shares in this video anyone will easily be able to write stylish calligraphy fonts. This lesson also comes with a special free gift from the instructor, Ai Kishimoto. Those who sign up for this video receive a free composition sample for a Thank You card. Once you master the basics of calligraphy fonts, use this composition sample to create a greeting card. Have fun learning the calligraphy font as you think of your close ones receiving the card!

Ai Kishimoto