Category: Hand-lettering

Choosing Your First Calligraphy Pens

If you are brand new to the wonderful world of hand-lettering and calligraphy, this video is going to help you find the right calligraphy pens to get your start!

Calligraphy is a very broad term that covers a whole range of styles and “hands” (an old-fashion way of describing a style). Generally speaking, there are two types of calligraphy pens: the pointed nib and the broad-edge nib. And within those two categories, you’ll be presented with a variety of options with different sizes and flexibility.

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Posca Paint Pens Review and Projects

I have a confession to make, I am a pen-hoarder.

I love Posca Paint pens. As an artist and DIY enthusiastic, I have this problem of compulsive pen shopping. I probably own more art supplies than I can use in my lifetime. I am going to make my supplies useful by giving it an honest show-and-tell review. This way you can know exactly what these tools are good for before you take out your wallet.

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Hand-lettering Surfboard Art

In this post, I will show you the process of how I design and draw on a 7′ surfboard.

I am so excited to share with you my first hand-lettering surfboard art. Like most artists, I like to draw on any surface that I am allowed. When a friend of mine asked me to create a surfboard art for her, I was ecstatic! I’ve never written on a surfboard before, and frankly, I have no idea how to surf. She wanted me to hand-letter Psalm 139:9-12 on the deck, which is the top side of the board. It’s a pretty lengthy passage, the first idea I had was to write it small enough for most sentences to be in one line, but then when I sketched it out, it seemed pretty blah. So I changed my mind and decided to go big. I used up pretty much the whole surface, and I loved the final result!

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