Learn Calligraphy with My New Practice Guide Series

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I’m excited to announce that I’m beginning a series of lettering practice guides! They will all be availible for purchase on Gumroad and are suitable as printables to practice brush lettering as well as templates to practice iPad calligraphy in Procreate.

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The first guide is Lowercase Modern Calligraphy.

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The guide includes:

  • 1 Reference page: See the alphabet at a glance.
  • 2 Intro pages: Trace the alphabet once as an introduction to writing each letter.
  • 6 Practice Pages: Practice tracing and writing each letter of the alphabet again and again to become familiar with the letters.
  • 1 Procreate Calligraphy Brush — You get my Lovely brush from the Procreate Lettering Pack.

More lettering guides are on the way.

Stay tuned!

If you don’t already, follow my blog here and my Gumroad shop to be informed about new products. 🙂

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Brush Pen Talk — Blending

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Koi-Color-ChartOne of the things that makes brush pens extra special tools is their amazing ability to blend!

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How to Blend

Brush pens are great for drawing, coloring, and hand lettering. You can use blending techniques to mix colors and create unique gradients. There are two main ways to blend.

1. Mix the colors on a surface.

This is similar to mixing paint colors. On a plastic surface, (I use a ziplock bag, but if you want, Tombow sells a blending palette for their markers) you color with one brush pen. Then, color on top of that ink with a second brush pen (it’s better to use a lighter color). The tip of your second brush pen now has a layer of ink that is a nice mix of the two colors you used.

2. Tip to Tip

Hold your writing pen with the tip pointing up, and a second pen with tip pointing down, and touch their tips together. The pen that is facing down will fill the other one with some of it’s ink.

Mixing the colors on a surface tends to produce a cleaner blend than tip to tip blending, but both are fun to try.


The truth is that you only need a small set of blendable brush pens and you’re ready to go, because you can mix the colors you don’t have. You can purchase brush pens individually if you want a specific color.

Download a Free Brush Pen Blending Guide!

If you print the blending guide, don’t forget that the colors will look different than the marker ink. If you look at the blending guide your screen, it offers much more accurate colors.

Have fun blending!