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Best Way to Improve Your Brush Calligraphy

Nico Ng

Best Way to Improve Your Brush Calligraphy

I’m sure when you read the title of this article, you already know the answer to the question: practice. Yes, you are correct! If you ask any calligraphy artist or lettering professional that question, you will surely get the same answer: practice. Everyone talks about how important practice is, but rarely shows how to practice effectively. I assure you, this is not another article that talks about the importance of practice, but shows you how you can effectively practice brush calligraphy that guarantees results! Check it out – Effective Practice Practice is a process of repetition. We practice by repeating...

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4 Easy Steps to Lettering Composition (Like A Pro)

Nico Ng

4 Easy Steps to Lettering Composition (Like A Pro)

Planning your lettering composition can be daunting, and it may seem like you need to spend more time on it rather than the lettering itself. It may be sometimes true, but let me break it down into 4 easy-to-follow steps on how you can do lettering composition like a pro!  1. Choose Your Quote You don’t have to spend so much time in browsing and choosing the perfect quote to do for the day. As long as you believe in the message of the quote and it has correct spelling and grammar, go for it! You can write your own...

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Lettering Using LEAVES!! (Trying something new)

Nico Ng

Lettering Using LEAVES!! (Trying something new)

Happy New Year, everyone! I was inspired by Stefan Kunz to "Create something even if it sucks!" So I tried a new style of lettering using LEAVES and ink. It was my first time trying this technique. I thought of this technique a while back. Since then, I wanted to try this technique, but I was afraid that it won't turn out okay and I never tried it out. But since it's New Year, and I'm feeling inspired, I decided to finally give it a try! #LeafLettering I like the results, I hope you do to! It was messy to make but worth...

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Best Paper for Brush Lettering, Watercolor Washing, and Watercolor Blending

Nico Ng

Best Paper for Brush Lettering, Watercolor Washing, and Watercolor Blending

I bought and tested 14 different types and brands of paper from National Bookstore to see which papers are good for brush lettering, watercolor wash technique, watercolor blending, and blending using a colorless blender pen. As mentioned in the video, here's a link to buy my notebooks: https://ruehigh.com/collections/paper... Here's a summary of the papers I tested showing which papers are good for which techniques. The ones with a red thumbs down means that I recommend that you won't use that paper for that technique (e.g. hand-lettering, watercolor washing). The ones with green thumbs up are the ones I highly recommend....

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