Every calligrapher has a nib that she or he enjoys above all other nibs — for me, that nib is the Brause Extra Fine 66. I use it for everything: watercolor calligraphy, Finetec (gold ink) calligraphy, and sometimes I even draw with it! In this blog post, you’ll learn a little bit about this neat little nib plus become better acquainted with its nuances in a video!
Archives for September 2015
In an ideal world, we would identify a skill we want to learn and become an expert at it within days. Since this is a delightfully imperfect world, however, that’s not how it usually works! Calligraphy is one of those things that takes a bit of practice and experimentation, and in your learning process, you’ll probably have a few questions. This blog post was written to answer five FAQs that I have received in my inbox lately. Though the questions came from individuals, I have received all of these questions in some form or another several times, which made me realize that you may be wondering the same thing!
The artistic Halloween stationery tutorials in this blog post would make Jack Skellington proud! Gone are the days of cutesy Halloween graphics; these are seriously cool, slightly spooky concepts that are fun to create. Enjoy!
Gouache is a very popular medium to write calligraphy with … so it’s odd that there hasn’t been a TPK blog post thus far over how to use it! That all changes today. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to mix up gouache with water for optimal writing (there’s a video!); get advice on what gouache to buy (it matters, believe it or not); and get a bit of creative inspiration in the process!
From leaves to leather, avocados to glass, this post has got you covered if you’ve ever thought, “Gee, I’m tired of writing on paper. Let’s take this calligraphy thing to the next level!”