Joining the Simple Alphabets Lettering Challenge

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)

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