If calligraphy and lettering layouts trip you up, take comfort in the fact that you are far from being alone — people ask me about layouts all the time! It’s difficult to say, “OK, this is the foolproof thing you always have to do when planning a layout,” because each piece is so different, and all of our styles vary! However, chances are you’ll be able to use at least one of the techniques in this blog post to come up with the layout to put all other layouts to shame.
Archives for July 2015
Good things take time, and the Amy Style worksheet set has been in development since February! Complete with 27 printable pages of practice and information + an optional video course, this is the most intuitive set yet. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the development of the Amy worksheet, Adobe Premiere Pro anxiety, and the strange-looking tripod I used to shoot the course videos.
Okay, so I actually have no idea how similar you think dip pens and fountain pens are; but this post is worth a read anyway! In it, you’ll learn about how these two writing instruments differ; and, though you can’t really use a fountain pen to create modern calligraphy as we know it, you’ll probably end up wanting one. There’s no better way, after all, to feel retro-chic in your everyday writing endeavors!
You probably know the sinking feeling of messing up on an art or calligraphy piece. Maybe it’s a small, yet conspicuous paint speck; or perhaps you’ve made a typo in your calligraphy. In these and countless other situations, you may be surprised to learn that a re-do is not always necessary! This blog post examines solutions to these types of problems, and will help you to decide: “Do I need to re-make my piece?”
There are over 150 blog posts on the TPK site, and several of them focus on calligraphy. If you have just come upon the TPK site with the aim of learning modern calligraphy, it may be tough to know which posts to begin with! Enter this blog post, which will give you a little tour of the most helpful TPK resources for learners.