A Guide to TPK Calligraphy Styles: Amy, Flourish Formal, Kaitlin

A Guide to TPK Calligraphy Styles: Amy, Flourish Formal, Kaitlin | The Postman's Knock

First-time visitors to this website often email me asking for a side-by-side comparison of the printable Learn Calligraphy for a Latté styles. Amazingly, I never have created an official comparison … until today. This post should benefit past, present, and future worksheet users; and help you to decide which calligraphy styles fit you — and your project — best. I was initially going to include all the LCfaL styles in this post, but when it began to turn into a veritable novel, I decided to split it into two parts. So, look for the second half (Janet, Beth, Hand-Lettering) in the next blog post!
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5 Tips for Taking Photos of Artwork and Calligraphy

Tips for Taking Photos of Artwork and Calligraphy | The Postman's Knock

I want to preface this post by saying I am not a professional photographer. I wish I were a photography enthusiast, but alas: I can do much more with a calligraphy pen than I can with a camera. That said, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that if you are in a creative field, it’s sink or swim when it comes to photography. For that reason, I have laid out five tips for taking photos of artwork and calligraphy that have worked for me. These tips should help your work to stand out, whether the final goal is personal satisfaction or creative business success!
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How to Write Calligraphic 3D Letters + Printable “Cheat Sheets”

How to Write Calligraphic 3D Letters + Printable "Cheat Sheets" | The Postman's Knock

The Breezy Hand-Lettering Tutorial is one of my favorites here on the TPK blog. I love it because of the colorful drop shadow, which creates the illusion of 3D letters! That said, after my friend Anne tried out the Breezy tutorial, she emailed me in distress: “I loved the white calligraphy with the colored pencil drop shadow … and I know you said in the video it really didn’t matter where you put the drop shadow, but mine LOOK LIKE CRAP!!! I start out thinking I know where they should go and then end up basically outlining the entire letter. Can you do a worksheet with all the alphabet and then draw in where the drop shadow should go?”
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Free Brush Pen Calligraphy Worksheet

Free Brush Pen Calligraphy Worksheet | The Postman's Knock

The other day, I was packaging up a gift for someone. I knew I wanted to enclose a card with a calligraphed envelope in the package, but time wasn’t on my side: the mailman was going to be here any minute, so I didn’t have time for ink to dry. Frantically, I looked around, wondering how I was going to write my recipient’s name beautifully but quickly. The answer came to me after a quick rummaging session through my desk: brush pen calligraphy. Deftly, I calligraphed “Katie” on the card, stuffed the card in the package, and put the box outside just in time for the mailman to pick it up.
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