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!
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!