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Recently I decided to make some fun labels for my art supply chest that holds tools, markers, and media. I visualized them in. . . read more

Today’s post is the last in my series on how to draw a portrait using classical drawing techniques. If you’ve been. . . read more

Some of you may recall my tutorial on brush illustration for beginners last year. That technique, using a brush marker with pressure and release, is how all my brush-lettering students begin. Most of them enjoy brush illustration so much that they think of other things to. . . read more

In Parts 1 through 7 of this series, I’ve demonstrated how to “build” a portrait using classical drawing. . . read more

Welcome back for part 2 of a series on how stamps can embellish hand-lettered projects. (For more stamping information, refer to. . . read more

As a calligrapher, I’m often looking for easy ways to accomplish design tasks. One project I repeat quite often is making name cards for students and events. It’s a nice way to welcome those attending because everyone enjoys seeing their name, but it does take time.

I've also been an avid collector of rubber stamps for many years, so it's been wonderful to see a revival in their. . . read more

In each of my previous lessons, I’ve shown you step-by-step how to “build” a portrait of your model, using. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared a list of fast, easy backgrounds for colored pencil drawings. The list included really simple things like. . . read more

When we think of writing using computers, we typically imagine rows of fonts, smashing keys, and endless backspacing. Those actions go perfectly with the rigid nature of the digital world. Everything is precise and uniform, without the flair of personal expression.

The delicate art of calligraphy is typically ignored when computers are part of the topic, but why? Believe it or not,. . . read more

Throughout each of the previous lessons in this series, I’ve showed the classical way of starting a portrait drawing, from. . . read more

As I mentioned last week, scraping off as much of the old painting as possible is only half the job if you want to re-use a wood. . . read more




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