Free Calligraphy Worksheets

Free Calligraphy Worksheets

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About the Oblique Calligraphy Pen

About the Oblique Calligraphy Pen

When I first developed an interest in calligraphy, I perused a lot of calligraphy photos online. Those photos featured a recurring theme: a strange-looking pen with a “thingy” sticking out of its side. After some intensive Googling, I found out that the “thingy” is called a “flange”, and the pen ...
How to Create an Illustrated Watercolor Map

How to Create an Illustrated Watercolor Map

Today’s tutorial isn’t for the faint of heart — but I promise that you can do it! An illustrated watercolor map usually takes a couple of days to make, and it requires some artistic judgment calls. Still: the creation process is so enjoyable, and the unique results justify any time ...
Quick Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

Quick Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

One of the facts of life is this: the older you get, the more mothers you know. Slowly, Mother’s Day becomes a day that’s not only acknowledging your own mother: it’s also about your friend, your sister, your daughter, and many other women in your life. It’s wonderful that we ...
Help, My Calligraphy Ink is Bleeding!: 5 Ways to Fix This Common Issue

Help, My Calligraphy Ink is Bleeding!: 5 Ways to Fix This Common Issue

If your calligraphy ink is bleeding, know that you’re in good company. Virtually every calligrapher runs into this issue at some point! When you notice the edges of your calligraphy spiderwebbing out, don’t despair: there’s always something that you can do to fix the problem. 1. Prevention The best way ...
Free Printable “Flourish by Number” Bunny

Free Printable “Flourish by Number” Bunny

Earlier this month, I decided to create a promo code for Easter. To announce that promo code, I posted a video of a neat little flourished bunny on Instagram, which you can watch below. After the video was posted, I received several requests for directions over how to make the ...
Watercolor Cactus + Quote Artwork Tutorial

Watercolor Cactus + Quote Artwork Tutorial

Every time I make a tutorial like this watercolor cactus + quote artwork, I wonder why I don’t make more watercolor pieces. There’s a certain satisfaction in watching a blank piece of paper transform into a vibrant, eye-catching work of art! I know that many people find watercolors to be ...
Let’s Go to Paris Greeting Card Tutorial

Let’s Go to Paris Greeting Card Tutorial

Today’s “Let’s Go to Paris” greeting card tutorial offers the perfect springtime hello. It’s artistic and creative, and plays to two (arguable) truths: first of all, springtime brings out the travel bug in a lot of us. Second, Paris is absolutely stunning this time of year! To make this card, ...
7 Mistakes That I Made as a Freelance Calligrapher and Artist

7 Mistakes That I Made as a Freelance Calligrapher and Artist

Last week, I posted a throwback article called 10 Items That I Successfully Sold on Etsy. Writing that post offered a fun trip down memory lane, and I think that people were able to draw some inspiration from it! This week, I’d like to continue that throwback theme by sharing ...
8 Surprisingly Useful Art + Calligraphy Supplies

8 Surprisingly Useful Art + Calligraphy Supplies

When it comes to art and calligraphy supplies, it’s difficult not to hoard. You never know when something will help you to add the perfect finishing touch to a future project! Still, there are some supplies that tend to just sit and collect dust while others get used all the ...