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”

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”

How to apply pressure when creating brush calligraphy

When it comes to brush calligraphy, it’s important to really understand what is meant by “pressure.” Many tutorials and tips (mine included) emphasize the use of varying amounts of pressure, but what exactly is pressure? How do you create it? How do you control it? Can you apply the wrong pressure?