Hello friends! I’ve been quiet here lately, but trust me there is plenty to talk about – just not enough time to get everything out there! Yikes! So, today I want to share with you what I learned from teaching my first in-person lettering workshop a few weeks ago at Tombow USA headquarters.
If you follow me and/or Renmade Calligraphy on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been counting down the days to what we’ve been describing as an awesome project that you can be part of too! Well, friends, today is the day that we’re launching The Letter Lovelies community!
What’s that, you ask? That’s what I’m here to tell you! But first, a little backstory on how Lauren (aka Ren) and I became #calligrabesties (and actually real life besties). This time last year we didn’t even know each other, and now we talk on the phone most nights and text each other throughout most days. How did this happen? The Instagram lettering community! We found each other through our mutual love of lettering (and Tombow), and became fast friends. And it doesn’t hurt that we’re basically the same person – she’s the left side, and I’m the right (get it, because she’s a lefty and I’m a righty? Ha. I crack myself up.)
Hi y’all! Today I’m taking a step away from purely lettering related content to tell you how I ended up at my dream job. I’ve also included 8 tips that can help you find yours.
One of the questions I’m often asked is what tools are needed to get started lettering, so today I want to save you tons of time on Google and give you all of my go-to tools and resources for hand lettering.
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Happy Friday y’all! I’m so excited to introduce you to my 20 Ways to Draw Capital Letters worksheets today! Over the past two weeks I’ve poured my heart and sanity into creating these lettering worksheets and getting them up in my shop for you to start practicing!
Hi friends! I want to talk about the Letter HIS Name faith lettering challenge on Instagram and tell you more about how it all came about! I have been meaning to write this post for the last week, but if you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been swimming in a sea of letters trying to finish my 20 Ways to Draw Capital Letters worksheets. Until those are finished, you can get a feel for what they’ll be like by downloading the free 20 Ways to Draw a Capital P lettering practice sheet. (This worksheet will be free until I have all 26 letters available to be purchased.)
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to let you guys know about how the Letter HIS Name challenge came about! If you’re not familiar, my friend Susanna (@coldsnowinharvest) and I are currently hosting an Instagram challenge where we are encouraging the faith lettering community to glorify His name by lettering specific prompts for 30 days. Read more
Hi guys! A few weeks ago I was contacted on Instagram by the super talented Aaria Baid of Surely Simple to see if I would be interested in joining her upcoming Simple Alphabets Challenge on Instagram. Um, yes!! I was so honored to even be considered, so I agreed right away. The challenge kicked off a little over two weeks ago and I have been in awe of the incredibly talented group of letterers Aaria has pulled together. It has been so cool to see some of my lettering idols mixed in with people I’ve never come across before, but are equally as talented as my #calligraheroes! If you haven’t checked out the challenge, you can get caught up by scrolling through the @surelysimplechallenge feed on Instagram, and I also encourage you to take a look at the #simplealphabets hashtag!
Today I’ll be doing a teacher takeover on the Surely Simple Challenge account, showing how to make a blended capital P. To be completely real with you guys, I was a little anxious when I found out my letter was P. It’s not what I would consider one of my strongest letters, and I wanted to make a good impression! So I started practicing. And practicing. And practicing. My sketchbook is FILLED with P’s now, and after practicing them so much I actually like drawing them now! It’s so great when you can crawl out of that comfort zone every once in awhile and try something new. It can be scary at first, but it’s such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you’re able to do something you didn’t think was possible before. I’ve included my video here in case you haven’t seen it yet!
You guys! I was so honored to be asked to be a teacher for the Simple Alphabets Challenge hosted by @surelysimplechallenge, and after seeing all of the talented letterers that have been sharing their tips I am amazed to be in such great company! Today’s letter is P! 💜 To draw this P, I used a light purple @tombowusa Dual Brush Pen then added a darker purple in several spots on top. I grabbed the light purple again and used it to blend the two colors together. Since the Dual Brush Pens are water-based, they blend beautifully. Once I achieved the blend I wanted, I outlined and added a striped shadow using the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip. This pen won’t bleed into the ink from the markers, so it’s perfect for adding shadows! Paper is @cansonpaper XL Marker Pad. Hope y’all have fun practicing! #simplealphabets, #simplealphabets_p, @surelysimpleblog #brittanyletters #tombow #the100dayproject #100letteringdays (36/100)
Today I’m going to talk about choosing the best paper for your brush pens. Hands down, the question I am most often asked on my personal Instagram account as well as the Tombow Instagram account is “What paper do you use?” or “What paper should I use so my brush pens won’t fray?” Well, friends, today I am going to give you the list of my go-to papers for brush lettering and why you should use them too!