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Fun Type Animations

I took a Skillshare class on how to make cute and subtle hand-drawn type animations, which ended up being a quick way to create a whimsical fun animation. The process was to draw some text–something quick and easy–then trace over it 4-6 times so that you had a handful of drawings that were pretty much… Continue reading Fun Type Animations

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100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

I posted earlier about my 100-day project, which was taking a poem by Amy Hempel and lettering it in a different font each day. These were all hand-drawn using pencil and ink, and were made each day one word at a time. I really enjoyed this project a lot and hope to do more in… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

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Sketchbook Lettering

Hello all! Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been doing lots and lots of things! My instagram, @abctypography, is the best way to stay up-to-date on my daily happenings. However, I wanted to share some fun lettering pieces that I’ve done in my sketchbook… I like the smaller size so that it’s easy… Continue reading Sketchbook Lettering

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May fruit and happy lettering calligraphy

Yet another month where I created daily practice for my brush calligraphy. This month I decided to change it up and include two words, one from my usual Brush Letter Practice Challenge by @randomolive, and one for the Happy Lettering Challenge on Instagram. I combined the two prompt words each day, and loved the result!… Continue reading May fruit and happy lettering calligraphy

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100-day project: A poem, one word a day…

I’m participating in the 100 day challenge again, run by the great Elle Luna. I decided to do a poem by hand-illustrating a word a day. I’m already over a third of the way through it, and it’s been a fun experience! A Poem, One Word at a Time Sing to It, by Amy Hempel…… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day…

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April Sea Creatures Brush Calligraphy

I’m still doing @randomolive’s Instagram Brush Letter Practice Challenge to keep up on my lettering skills–it’s a quick and easy way to practice. For the month of April, her theme was sea creatures, so I couldn’t resist adding little illustrated puns on all of them… for the entire month, each calligraphy word was paired with… Continue reading April Sea Creatures Brush Calligraphy

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Precious Gems for practice in February

The February Brush Letter Practice Challenge from @randomolive on Instagram was precious gems. There were a lot of challenging letter combinations on these names, and many I have never heard of. However, a great suite of practice words… See below for the results of my practice for the month! Practice makes perfect! I’m getting there.… Continue reading Precious Gems for practice in February