The Brause EF66 nib is known for its ability to transition from delicate upstrokes to thick downstrokes. Its considerable flexibility makes those transitions easy and enjoyable! But — and this is a big “but” — the nib has a learning curve that can be a source of frustration for those who are new to it. In today’s article, we’ll talk about six ways to troubleshoot the Brause EF66 nib if it’s just not working for you.
Some days, it’s the easiest thing in the world to write calligraphy with sumi ink. Other times, the ink might give you grief. In today’s video/article, we’ll chat sumi ink FAQs that will empower you to use this ink to its full potential!
My husband, Hernán, grew up in Lima, Peru. As a result, Peruvian culture and cuisine plays a big role in our lives! Just last weekend, we went to a Peruvian festival in Denver, where performers showcased the traditional marinera dance as chefs grilled cuy (guinea pig) and stewed pots of rice pudding. As I watched the marinera, it occurred to me that I can’t dance to save my life … but I can draw. And thus, this marinera dancer calligraphy drill worksheet was born. I created the calligraphy artwork featured in the worksheet to celebrate Peruvian Independence Day, which is July 28th!
This watercolor cactus + quote artwork is like sunshine on a page. It has enough of a DIY look to maintain a homey feel, but its rich colors and details give it a professional look that makes it worthy of display. This project has one rule: be flexible and run with your mistakes. Watercolors can be a little bit unpredictable, but rest assured that errant strokes and not-quite-right tones won’t take away from the final effect. Continue Reading about Watercolor Cactus + Quote Artwork Tutorial
There are many reasons to dive into the world of pencil calligraphy. First of all, this type of calligraphy offers a new way to explore lettering! It’s also something you can easily practice anywhere; and, if you have kids or pets, there’s no ink to keep track of (that may or may not end up spilled on a carpet). Pencil calligraphy is cost-effective, challenging, and creative. I hope that after reading this article, you’ll try it for yourself!
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When I first developed an interest in calligraphy, I looked at a lot of calligraphy photos online. Those photos featured a recurring theme: a strange-looking pen with a “thing” sticking out of its side. After some Googling, I found out that the “thing” is called a “flange”, and the pen is called an “oblique calligraphy pen”.
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