Since I started my hand-lettering journey back in August, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned a LOT of tricks. Since the new year is coming up (can you believe 2016 is almost over???) I figured I’d share my progress with you, as well as some of the things I’ve learned over the last… Read More A Little Progress Update
What You Need: smart phone OR scanner adobe illustrator ipad pro (optional) The method of image capturing may vary, but once you have your image on your computer, all the steps after that are the same for each method. Note: I use a Mac, so your screen will look different than mine. The tools should… Read More Digitizing Your Hand-Lettering
What the Heck is Crayligraphy?? Well, to put it pretty simply, crayligraphy is just calligraphy using Crayola markers! The first time I heard about crayligraphy, I was honestly in disbelief. I couldn’t believe that people were creating awesome modern hand lettered pieces using kids’ markers. Here I was, ordering brush pens, markers, pen nibs and holders left… Read More Let’s Talk Crayligraphy!
What are brush pens? A brush pen is a pen with a brush for a tip. Pretty self-explanatory. Brush pens can be used to create awesome faux calligraphy and are also used to create traditional Chinese calligraphy. Brush pens are a favorite for hand-lettering because of their soft, flexible tip and ability to easily create thin and… Read More Brush Pens: A Review
Before you start reading, here are the PDFs needed for today’s blog, if you’re following along: Lettering Worksheet 1 Lettering Worksheet 2 (Make sure you scale to fit the paper so you get the entirety of the worksheet) What is Bounce Lettering? Bounce lettering is basically just varying where your letters sit in relation to the line you’re… Read More Bounce Lettering
Don’t Throw Your Money at Amazon Yet!! When I first starting my hand-lettering journey about two years ago, I ordered a pointed pen and a couple of nibs online. Did I know how to use these things? Absolutely not. I thought it would be as simple as writing with a modern ball-point pen and I… Read More Introduction to Fauxlligraphy (or faux calligraphy) and What You Need to Start