Today’s blog post is something a bit different from the usual format. As an avid reader of other lettering and calligraphy blogs, I love when I’m introduced to a surprise guest artist. The author interviews them or presents some of their work. Sometimes I’m familiar with the guest, sometimes I’m not, but I enjoy the variety. Coming recommended from someone I already know, the style is usually to my taste too. I wanted to take this concept a bit further…Continue Reading
Have you noticed a trend at the moment to use gradient fills for lettering? It seems to be everywhere and I for one am happy because I love this effect!
Being that it’s the first Thursday of the month (that’s freebie Thursday to the newbies), I thought I’d not only show you how I achieve this style, but also give you some free gradient brushes so you can try it out for yourself!Continue Reading
I must admit, this week’s post almost didn’t happen. I try to have articles in the buffer ready incase the unexpected occurs. Things have been beyond crazy lately and for the last few weeks I have been preparing posts from week to week. Continue Reading
Issue 3 of the free Copperplate Word Practice Guide is ready for you! These materials are a support for the Copperplate Premium Courseand will help you practice the techniques learned within the full guide. Tracing over the examples in these word guides and then practicing for yourself gives a practical understanding of balance and visual space. They are also a great way of getting warmed up!Continue Reading
I’ve got something special for you today! Procreate brushes are like good friends. You can never have too many of them. Zach from Zach & Beth Design on Creative Market has kindly offered to share a sample from his new Cartoon Brush Pack with you for FREE. Thanks Zach! Continue Reading
It’s the first Thursday of the month, so as promised here is your second issue of the Copperplate Word Practice Guide for Procreate. It includes 8 new words you can trace and then practice on your own in the space provided. Continue Reading
One of the reasons I love Calligraphy on the iPad so much is that it’s such a convenient way to improve with the help of practice guides. Tracing over the letterforms and getting comfortable with the balance of visual space speeds up your progress. It’s still important to practice without a visual reference too of course, but you can work up to it building muscle memory and forming good habits in letter slant and stroke weights. Continue Reading