The reason you should focus on the thin stroke, but not the hairline

Over the past few weeks, you have seen the importance of holding the pen at an angle and practicing how to exert pressure to achieve those thin strokes in brush calligraphy. But you might still struggle with the fact that your thin strokes do not exactly resemble a hairline. In fact, you may be complaining thatContinue reading “The reason you should focus on the thin stroke, but not the hairline”

Best grips for left-handed calligraphers

Part 1: Meet the lefties | Part 2: Best grips for lefties | Part 3: Best tools for lefties | Part 4: 7 tips for left-handed calligraphers ~ ~ ~ We certainly live in a right-handed world. In general, only 10% of the world population is left-handed! While I am right-handed myself, many of you have requested tips for lefties.Continue reading “Best grips for left-handed calligraphers”

How to blend with the Tombow blending palette and dual brush pens

Blending colors is so much fun! Blending also allows you to bring more color into your work, and experiment with various color pairings. This is great news especially for someone like me, who often gravitates toward using only one color in an entire piece. I am surprisingly not creative (or brave?) enough to use multiple colorsContinue reading “How to blend with the Tombow blending palette and dual brush pens”