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For many artists, choosing what to draw next comes naturally. And most of the time your interests (hobbies, activities, etc) are. . . read more

A calligrapher’s mission is to bring words to life. When a clients ask me how a verse becomes a work of art, or what my process. . . read more

Everyone’s monogram has endless creative potential. We’ve all seen a renewed popularity of letters on jewelry, linens and clothing. It’s interesting to learn that in other countries, royal monograms (with crowns) are used on coins, flags, and police badges. Here in the US, the Post Office prints monograms on postage stamps. Take a look at the two creative examples below, or check out . . . read more

When you put color onto paper with colored pencil, the color stays exactly where you put it. No easy washing. No easy blending.. . . read more

It’s spring in California and flowers are already blooming! So I brought gardening thoughts into my studio and created this. . . read more

NOTE: Before I begin, I want to mention that the process I’m about to describe is entirely intuitive. I’m not guaranteeing it will work for every artist; it's just what feels right to me. But, with that said, these principles are based in color theory, so they should work in most situations.

Selecting your color palette for new drawings is a personal. . . read more

Calligraphers can always enhance their creativity by setting goals and consistently practicing their art. Here are a few methods. . . read more

There are many ways to transfer drawings from one surface to another: Light boxes. Opaque projectors. Drawing freehand, or with a. . . read more

It isn’t by accident that I teach students brush illustration before we begin working on the ABC's. There’s a little silence when I mention the word "illustration," followed by a sense of confusion and fear.

After all, they came to my calligraphy class to learn to make beautiful letters.

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It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about trying something new (right?) So today I wanted to answer a few. . . read more

Does choosing the right color when drawing or painting always seem like a gamble? Every artist benefits from taking the time to. . . read more




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