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How to draw curly hair. With step by step examples.

In this guide, I will show you a step by step approach to show you how to draw curly Hair. I will go over different Hairstyles and the best ways to shade every Hairstyle. So let´s start with the tools! What Tools do you need for this guide? I used … Read more

How to Put Together a Calligraphy Pen

In this quick guide, I will show you how you put together a calligraphy pen and how to load it with Ink, so that you can start writing! Firstly we will go over the different parts, then I will show you how to actually assemble the pen and finally, I … Read more

A complete free guide on how to learn Handlettering and designing your own Lettering art.

What am I going to learn in this complete guide? In this guide, you are going to learn the Basics of Handlettering. You will learn what tools to use, wich paper is best, how to scetch your design Properly, how to find and choose the right font for your project, the … Read more

What is the difference between Handlettering, calligraphy, and typography?

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the difference between these three terms. And to answer the question right away, no they are not the same, not at all! There are subtle yet importanddifferences between calligraphy typography and hand lettering. The fast answer to the question is: Lettering is … Read more

A free printable handwriting worksheet for the Spanish Cursive script

What is the Spanish cursive? The Spanish cursive has ben used at the same time as the Fraktur. This Script was, however, mostly written on the Iberian Peninsula. This Script is written in a slight angle and has a lot of freedom to it when it comes to the looks … Read more

Fraktur Script Worksheet

What is the Fraktur Script? “Fraktur” is a German word meaning “broken”. The Fraktur script is called that way because compared to the rounded Antiqua script, that was common at the time, the Fraktur Script was very angular and the individual lines were broken up. This Script was mainly used … Read more

What is the Difference Between Calligraphy and Cursive Writing?

This is a commonly asked question and, understandably, a lot of people are confused when it comes to the differences between Calligraphy and Cursive writing. At first, it seems, that all Calligraphy is Cursive but that isn´t entirely right. But don´t worry, after reading this article you will know exactly … Read more

Calligraphy x-height. What is it and how to Determine it.

What is the x-Height? The x-height is the distance between the baseline and the median. This is the size of most small letters in a specific font or script, that don’t ascend or descent, such as the letter w, z or of course x. Curved letters however like s, r, … Read more

Is Calligraphy Art?

Answering this question wasn´t easy, however. When you ask calligraphers some will say “yes” and some will say “it depends what I write”. So to answer this question We will have to look at the definition of art and calligraphy, to see what calligraphy actually is. Is calligraphy art? The … Read more

Is Calligraphy hard to learn?

The short answer to that question is: No, it is not hard to learn but it is hard to master! Calligraphy is a skill, that takes quite some practice in the beginning until you get the hang of it but you will need years and years of practice until you … Read more