How to do Handlettering

Handlettering is a very popular hashtag and artform on Instagram. Where do you start? Honestly, most of it is just practicing and imitating letterforms. First, let’s get one thing clear, handlettering does not equal calligraphy. We could get into specifics, but generally calligraphy is writing letterforms while lettering is sketching letterforms. Honestly, I think it’s … Read more

Copperplate Calligraphy For Beginners – Basic Strokes & Free Practice Sheets

To learn copperplate calligraphy (also known as Engrosser’s script) is not an easy task. For those of us learning, it has a very steep learning curve and can be quite frustrating. But fear not! There are resources that can get you where you want to be. Of course it takes a lot of practice, but … Read more

Difference Between Fountain Pen Ink and Calligraphy Ink

The differences between fountain pen ink and calligraphy ink are few but are still important. If you aren’t careful you can damage and even ruin certain tools like fountain pens or pilot parallels. Fountain Pen Inks Fountain pen ink is a solution, which means it is a fluid that it made up of a solvent … Read more

The Difference Between Calligraphy, Handlettering and Typography

I believe the confusion between the art forms ballooned with hashtags, because similar topics are usually tagged with each other and these three are very intertwined. It is well known in social media that you don’t have to be correct when you hashtag anything, so naturally over time the lines between them blurred a bit. … Read more

The Best Calligraphy Nib for Beginners & Nib Basics

The Best Calligraphy Nib For Beginners

Having the best calligraphy nibs for your writing style are an essential part of modern calligraphy (aka pointed pen calligraphy). I believe that there is a nib for everyone out there and this guide should help you learn the basics of calligraphy nibs and give you the best starting point for you to jump into … Read more

How to do Modern Brush Calligraphy with a Crayola Marker Tutorial

How to Do Calligraphy with a Crayola Marker Tutorial

Learning the art of calligraphy is a great hobby that is pretty easy to pick up but difficult to master. With a steady hand, a few tools and a lot of practice you can create alphabets, sell art, design tattoos or make wedding invitations. The problem for many new writers seems to be they do … Read more

Learn Calligraphy Online for Free

Hey everyone! This is the page I will be posting all my free calligraphy tutorial videos for beginners. I hope this will be the place that people can learn calligraphy free for people who have never touched a calligraphy pen. However, I have created a step-by-step written tutorial for beginners here showing what kinds of calligraphy … Read more

Learning Blackletter Calligraphy (Gothic) for Beginners

Gothic calligraphy letters r s and t

1. Getting Started First things first, I feel like there are imaginary barriers to starting new hobbies. Whether it be learning the guitar, going to the gym or blackletter calligraphy, these barriers stop some people from ever even starting. I think it’s 2 things, a fear of sucking and an absence of knowledge of the … Read more

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners – Basic Strokes & Free Practice Sheets

Modern Calligraphy Writing Example with pen

Getting Started… I feel like there are imaginary barriers to starting new hobbies, whether it be learning an instrument, going to the gym or modern calligraphy, these barriers stop some people from ever starting. I believe it’s 2 things, a fear of sucking at it and an absence of knowledge of the topic. Now I … Read more