Marilyn Reaves taught the second workshop that I took at the NW Calligraphy Conference at Reed College. She teaches classes in lettering, design, drawing and book arts at the University of Oregon. I wanted to learn how to use a brush to letter so that I could use watercolors and gouache for calligraphy in my artwork. In class, we worked with acrylic inks and selected a theme for our lettering. I chose my garden as subject matter. We played with collage- lettering on Japanese-style papers and layering with decorative papers and fabrics. I added one of my drawings, too.
The alphabet below I did with watercolors wet on wet on cold press paper. The letters would be more even on hot press watercolor paper. I like the texture of the letters on cold press.
Check out Marilyn's book entitled Brush Lettering - An Instructional Manual in Western Brush Calligraphy.