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Why Should You “Super-size” Your Drills?

When I teach beginner brush lettering workshops, we always use large brush tip pens, like the Kelly Creates Dream Pens, and only study the lowercase alphabet. However, there is a reason why you should practice ‘bigger’ basic strokes too. Eventually you are going to learn the uppercase alphabet, so it’s a good idea to start […] Read more…

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A New Way to Practice the Alphabet

One of my oldest pieces of advice about learning modern calligraphy is that brush lettering is not cursive writing. It might look similar but it’s totally different. We really have to focus on drawing separate strokes and stop thinking about whole letters and words. Today, I will show you a ‘new’ way to practice your brush […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Painting “August”

This week August has arrived so we will practice painting this word, as well as uppercase A. Capital ‘A’ has lots of variations, and this worksheet will help you practice a couple of them: block and script. Lately my favourite colour combo is Kelly Creates Rose and Deep Yellow Watercolor Inks, along with my lettering […] Read more…

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Calligraphy Help – Stop Struggling With Thick & Thin Strokes

I am really happy about a new calligraphy drill I have created to help you control the thick and thin strokes when writing with a brush pen! This new drill will really help you figure out those transitions and avoid the problem of having your strokes look all the same size. The first step is […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – How to Practice Block Lettering

Today’s free printable worksheet will help you practice painting block letters. I think you will really find these exercises useful! The best way to practice block lettering is to paint different widths of vertical lines. The Kelly Creates Block Lettering workbook has tracing exercises at the beginning to help you learn these painting skills. A […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Painting a Quote & Free Printable

Probably the most popular lettering project people make is a hand lettered quote. Creating a piece of word art that inspires you every time you see it is so rewarding. This week we are learning how to design and paint the quote “one day at a time.” If this pandemic has taught me anything, it’s […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Let’s Paint ‘Explore’

Painting with pretty watercolours is so much fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Thinking about loading the brush with paint, cleaning the brush between colours etc can be a lot to consider while focusing on getting the strokes down on paper. To simplify your learning, I recommend practicing with the Kelly Creates Black Ink […] Read more…

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