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Italic Script with a Brush Pen

A course by Bego Viñuela Galarraga , Calligrapher

Calligrapher. Bilbao, Spain.
Joined December 2014

Learn how to master the paintbrush and create letters filled with emotion and style

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99% positive reviews (579)
16761 students
Audio: Spanish
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to master the paintbrush and create letters filled with emotion and style

Historically, italic calligraphy is one of the most beautiful for its elegant and decorative strokes. Its refined and elegant curves are full of expression, and the emotion of each letter can be reinforced by the shape, composition, and colors chosen. Calligrapher Bego Viñuela is an expert in this discipline with over eight years of experience. Her personal style and mastery of the brush have led her to work with Montblanc, San Miguel, and the Guggenheim Museum, in Bilbao (Spain).

In her first course, English Calligraphy from A to Z, Bego teaches how to work with the Copperplate calligraphy and how to rediscover the value of the handmade letter, and in this one, she will teach you to create italic calligraphy with a brush pen. You will learn to work the ductus, you will understand the shapes and counterforms, you will see how to use the brush and the possibilities it offers. You will combine forms of other alphabets and at the end of the course, you will be able to create full-of-strength visually attractive pieces. Finally, you will experiment with different techniques such as watercolor or masking ink.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 8 downloads

What is the brush pen
4 minutes, 37 seconds
Let's start with the pencil
9 minutes, 35 seconds
Basic brush strokes
6 minutes, 53 seconds
Ductus with brush: Lowercase
15 minutes, 39 seconds
First lowercase words
14 minutes, 47 seconds
Ductus with brush: Uppercase
11 minutes, 21 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (579)
  • 16761 students
  • 24 lessons (2h 13m)
  • 8 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You’ll develop a sheet that collects all the knowledge about italic calligraphy learned in the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All those who want to create using letters. Anyone interested in calligraphy—with or without previous experience—will find this to be a great introductory course.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge on the subject is necessary since Bego will teach you from the beginning how to do this type of calligraphy. You’ll just need a tip brush, paper, ink, and watercolors.


16761 Students
579 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Bego Viñuela Galarraga

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Bego Viñuela studied Fine Arts at the UPV / EHU, where she discovered the world of calligraphy, something that motivated her to take a master's degree in advanced typography at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Passionate about learning, research, and experimentation with calligraphy, she has traveled the world developing her technique and learning from the best national and international teachers.

Since 2013 she teaches all the techniques and possibilities offered by this discipline in her study and school Calligraphy Bilbao. In addition to her work as a teacher, she works for different brands and also makes invitations for weddings and events.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Introduction to italic calligraphy and brush pen

    • What is italic calligraphy
    • What is the brush pen
    • Necessary materials
  • U3

    First steps

    • Let's start with the pencil
    • Basic brush strokes
    • Ductus with brush: Lowercase
    • First lowercase words
    • Ductus with brush: Uppercase
    • First sentence / Pangram
    • Diacritical numbers and signs
  • U4

    Looking for our stroke

    • Thicknesses and contrasts
    • Tilt and movement
    • Everything is going
    • Finishes and effects with watercolor 1
    • Finishes and effects with watercolor 2
  • U5


    • Phrase choice and sketch
    • Choice of support and colors
    • Composition
  • U6

    Last touches

    • Tool maintenance tips
    • Prepare content for networks
    • Prepare the project to send
  • FP

    Final project

    • Italic calligraphy with brush pen

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Italic Script with a Brush Pen. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Bego Viñuela Galarraga Best seller

Italic Script with a Brush Pen

A course by Bego Viñuela Galarraga
Calligrapher. Bilbao, Spain.
Joined December 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (579)
  • 16761 students