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I’ve decided to do a whole series on the tricks that you need to know in order to take your lettering from “meh” to “yay!!” These tricks are intended to make you want to run to the closest person and give them a huge high five because of the new fabulous makeover that your lettering…Read More
I hope, fingers and toes crossed, that your answer to that is yes. If it was no, keep lettering by copying other people’s work and that’s cool, but you aren’t really growing your own talent. Eek, don’t hate me, but I had to say it. Because I’m will never tell you to copy what I do.…Read More
If you are a calligrapher or letterer, especially if you are someone who wants to gain followers on social media or make a portfolio that pops, clean, crisp lettering photos are a must. I still rock an iPhone 5S and I am able to go from taking a ho-hum photo to sharing a perfect photo in…Read More
One of the most important things that you can do as a hand lettering artist (intermediate, advanced or newbie) is to develop your own style. My Let’s Start Lettering online course teaches you a foundation in both printed and script lettering and variations but it also goes into how to develop your own style.…Read More
We’ve all been there. You’ve researched, asked questions and finally pulled the trigger on your first order of pens so that you too can learn hand lettering and they have arrived. The heavens have parted, a ray of sun is shining down directly on your doorstep as you hold the box above your head victorious.…Read More
I don’t know if you’re like me, with an exploding collection of art supplies, half of which you never use, but, if you are, then the likelihood is that someone has tried to craft-intervention you before. “Amanda, your addiction to art supplies is affecting me negatively in the following ways… we don’t have any more…Read More
I have a large collection of pens, it’s true, and I use different pens for different purposes, but I also have a handful of pens that I reach for over and over again. To save you time (and money!) I will give you the low down on my favourite go-to pens in this Question and…Read More