Over the past few years, I have taught several beginners' modern calligraphy workshops and answered countless calligraphy questions via email. Those experiences have taught me that there is a need for a blog post like this one: a post that shows you where to start learning from scratch! In this blog ... Continue Reading about The Beginner’s Guide to Modern Calligraphy
There are five main Learn Calligraphy worksheets available on this website. Each of the five worksheets teaches you how to make a different calligraphy style that is original to TPK! Today, I'd like to tell you about my personal favorite: the Janet. In today's article, you'll learn how Janet Style ... Continue Reading about What is “Janet Style Calligraphy”?
I love drawing geraniums because they are beautiful and surprisingly simple! They can enhance anything from a greeting card to mail art, and drawing them doesn't require special tools. Today, I’d like to teach you how to create this simple and beautiful flower illustration! Even if you don't ... Continue Reading about How to Draw Flowers Part 1: Geraniums
Hi everyone! Ana here, and I’d like to begin with a confession: I rarely sketch or calligraph for fun. See, my desire for perfection is on par with my fear of mistakes. So, of course, the one night I decided to exercise my calligraphy skills, I was mid-stroke and a bead of abyss-black sumi ink ... Continue Reading about Elegant Sympathy Card Tutorial
One thing that no one told me when I set out to learn calligraphy? New calligraphy nibs don't necessarily arrive ready to use. Nib manufacturers coat them with oils to keep them nice and fresh in storage! That's great because it means that you receive nibs that are in mint condition. The downside? ... Continue Reading about How to Clean New Calligraphy Nibs (Includes Tutorial Video)
In 2016, George Style hand lettering came on the TPK scene ... and I've used it constantly ever since. There's just something about those stylized letters! They're simple to create, customizable, and they pack a big visual punch. George Style letters also pair extraordinarily well with calligraphy, ... Continue Reading about Have You Heard? George Got a Makeover + He’s Tech-Savvy Now!