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REVIEW | Botanical Line Drawing & Modern Florals

Who doesn't like some florals to accompany their calligraphy pieces? I certainly do! As always, I did my research, then bought two books to fill in the gaps of my knowledge: Botanical Line Drawing by Peggy Dean and How to Draw Modern Florals by Alli Koch. I finally...

Floral Watercolor Serif Alphabet | InCoWriMo 2018

It's finally the end of February, and I'm so excited to share the project i've been working on: floral watercolour serif alphabets! It's been a challenge for sure, but the final result is definitely worth it! Coming up with The Project I've done International...

How to Add Shadows and Highlights to Your Lettering

If you've been lettering for a while, you've probably tried adding shadows and highlights to your lettering to give it a pop and some 3D magic. It's one — well, two! — of the things that can easily add a little pizzazz to your lettering. So let's talk about how to do...

How to Make a Hexagon Frame for Your Lettering

This week's post is my first video tutorial in my new posting schedule and I'm super excited to share it with you! My hexagon-framed letterings always get compliments when they pop up in my Insta Story, so I thought it'd be a great first tutorial! Let's get started!...

My Watercolour Journey + A Book Review

Yes! I'm finally talking about MORE than brush lettering! I still love lettering, but I definitely create 😉 more than letterings these days, so I'm going to tell you all about those other things too. Hopefully, you enjoy this content as much as my old posts! So let's...

3 Quick Tips to Make Your Calligraphy Perfect

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You've been lettering a while. You can make thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes. But somehow... your calligraphy feels off. You can't seem to make your calligraphy perfect — and you can't pinpoint what's wrong! If this is what you're...

5 Ways to Break Your Creative Block

Have you ever wanted to paint or letter but just felt… stuck? That, my friend, is a creative block. You know you can do it. You just feel really ‘meh’ about it! It isn’t a fun place for any creative to be, so today, I’m sharing 5 things I do whenever I’m stuck. I call...

How to Perfect Your Thin Upstrokes in Brush Lettering

Aren’t upstrokes what we love and hate, and love to hate, and hate to love? — it’s a confusing relationship as we struggle to get the perfect thin upstroke. But don’t worry, I’m here to make it slightly easier for you with a few quick tips! PRACTICE IS KEY FOR THIN...

Is Your Poor Paper Choice Killing Your Brush Pens?

Don’t get me wrong. If you’re just dipping your feet into the shallow end, paper choice hardly matters. You can easily use any brush marker — or even a paintbrush — on any paper you have on hand. You’re just seeing if this is a hobby you’d like after all. But if...

Lettering on Black Paper: Pens & Paints

“What do I use to write on black paper?” is a question that is asked a lot. It’s easy to write on white, of course, but lettering on dark surfaces is pretty glam. There are pens, paints and inks for this, and this post rounds them all up for you. (Some of the links in...