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In This Issue
- Interview - Cover Artist Schin Loong
- The bold, confident lettering and flourishes of Schin Loong are unmistakable among the talented pointed pen artists wow-ing us on social media and YouTube.
- Interview - The Pointed Pen Variations of Mike Kecseg
- Ever thought of combining elements of broad pen and pointed pen styles to create new calligraphy hands? The Pointed Pen Variations of IAMPETH Master Penman Mike Kecseg blend the characteristics of styles such as Italic and Copperplate into ingenious contemporary styles.
- Tutorial - Illustrating with the Pointed Pen - Monica Lima
- If you have written with a flexible nib, and can render thick shades tapering to whisper-thin hairlines, then you have all you need to draw amazing illustrations with the pointed pen.
- Tutorial - Ornamental Flourishing Cheat Sheet - Traci Thompson
- Ornamental flourishing can embellish your calligraphy in so many ways. Many people think that flourishing is hard… I used to as well.
- Tutorial - Needle Stitch Script - Joe Vitolo
- The Needle Stitch Script technique can add flair to your writing without requiring hours of practice.
- Tutorial - Vertical Ornamental Penmanship
- Try your hand at an alphabet inspired by Charles P. Zaner.
- Refining Your Design - Rules vs. Breaking Rules: The Endless Debate - Jean Wilson
- Some people actually love rules and are better off choosing the rules they like and sticking with them. For others, they thrive on experimentation and breaking rules.
- Refining Your Design - Improving an Italic Layout - Cindy Haller
- Broad pen hands are not my forté since I use pointed pen for the majority of my work. I asked my friend Cindy Haller, who is a skilled calligrapher and instructor, if she would critique my piece.
- Pen Maker: SEC Calligraphy
- SEC Calligraphy is a manufacturer of wood pens based in Italy. I asked Stefano Costantini to share with us about his pen manufacturing business.
- Product Review: Ink Stirrer
- Metallic inks are exciting to use for our calligraphy pieces, but can be fiddly to work with due to the mica separating and sinking to the bottom of the ink holder. If you work with metallics frequently, consider purchasing a magnetic ink stirrer to make your life easier.
- Tips & Tricks - 10 Quick Studio Tips
- Tips on tool storage, nib cleaning, and more!
- Biz Interview: Interview with Meredith Allison
- A chance encounter with a med student at a café was the start of Meredith Allison Bonner’s calligraphy career.
- Behind the Scenes: Melissa Esplin - Design & Print a Card with Foiling
- The card came out as a result of a happy accident. On occasion, I’ll just paint little loose watercolor bouquets. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I toss them in the trash. This was one of those moments where everything came together really nicely.
- Behind the Scenes - Festive Fiesta Shower Invitation - Debbie Dutton
- The couples’ bridal shower was going to be a piñata-popping, taco bar, margarita, and maracas celebration. Replicating colorful Mexican doilies as part of the invitation design immediately came to mind.
- Gallery: Traci Thompson
- Pointed pen play of Traci Thompson
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