Are these calligraphy myths preventing you from learning? Think you need beautiful penmanship before you start calligraphy? You don’t. Think you need nice pens and inks to write beautifully? You don’t.
A quiet but useful skill in calligraphy is how to fix calligraphy mistakes. Setting up a project and a page for a final piece takes a considerable amount of time. These methods aren’t a substitute for getting it right the first time, but they can help with minor flaws. In this post, I’ll show you … More How to Fix Calligraphy Mistakes
Why Your New Calligraphy Nib Isn’t Writing (Even Though You’ve Dipped it Into Ink More than 80 Times) It’s not you. And it’s not the nib.
What’s the difference between pointed and broad edge calligraphy nibs?! The short answer is, “their shape”. But the real difference is how each nib works as they write. For a primer on nib anatomy, check out our blog post, “What is a Calligraphy Nib??”. There’s a video included with the post if you prefer!
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 substitute in what you do. These habits can appear in the body whether we’re seated or standing. Either way, we have an opportunity to notice … More Cultivating Better Posture Habits
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 a while and are starting to create final calligraphy pieces with longer text, read along for tips on how to strengthen your compositions — and … More Calligraphy Layout for Quality Compositions
Item #1 might surprise you. … More Pay Attention to These 4 Things for Better Calligraphy
I never made time to get to working with them, and then along came this workshop. … More Expanding My Style with Bent Nib Calligraphy