A Better Pen Hold for Better Calligraphy

Using a firm pen hold to write hurts after a while. The tension isn’t only the hand either — usually when the writing hand hurts, so do the neck and … Continue reading A Better Pen Hold for Better Calligraphy

Cultivating Better Posture Habits

This article is for anyone who wants to develop better posture habits. Since this is a calligraphy blog, I’ll be looking at posture through that lens, but feel free to … Continue reading Cultivating Better Posture Habits

Calligraphy Layout for Quality Compositions

A book I made recently inspired this article for calligraphy layout tips. Or rather, a mistake I made in my composition inspired this post. If you’ve been practicing calligraphy for … Continue reading Calligraphy Layout for Quality Compositions

Quick Dry Brush Calligraphy Tutorial

Here’s a little dry brush calligraphy tutorial I contributed to the Calligraphic Society of Arizona. Our guild created an e-mail series called “Ink-spirations” to keep each other inspired and creative … Continue reading Quick Dry Brush Calligraphy Tutorial

Common Calligraphy Problems

Here are a few points those new to calligraphy seem to struggle with. I know that learning calligraphy is a slow and intensive process.

What is a Calligraphy Nib??

This post stems from a question a friend asked me, and it was worded pretty much the same as the title of the article. I’ll give you a brief overview of how a nib works and describe two of my current favorites.

A display of pencils and measuring instruments used for calligraphy practice supplies

Calligraphy Practice Supplies

This article is geared toward the aspiring calligrapher, someone inspired by letters but unsure about where to begin. I will go over materials and information I suggest to those looking to begin with calligraphy.