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How to apply pressure when creating brush calligraphy

When it comes to brush calligraphy, it’s important to really understand what is meant by “pressure.”

Many tutorials and tips (mine included) emphasize the use of varying amounts of pressure, but what exactly is pressure? 595 more words

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Mainstage 101 - Equipment checklist

Here is a list of the essential things you need to setup your very own Mainstage rig for the first time:

  • Mac computer (preferably 2012 or later with at least 8GB RAM although 16GB is preferred) …
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My favorite paper to use for brush calligraphy

What is the best paper to use for brush calligraphy?

In this post, I discuss my favorite types of paper to use and include links for you to see the paper being used (“action” shots). 752 more words

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Natural Hair 101 // Things to Know Before Going Natural

Obviously you are reading this because this question has come across your mind: Can I go natural and how?

And that’s great! Going natural is a very personal thing and should be done for personal reasons, thought out carefully and relished. 729 more words

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Holding your brush pen at the right angle

I’ve written about brush calligraphy being defined by its distinct thin and thick strokes.

I’ve shared my favorite brush pens and how they work to… 618 more words

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Improve your brush calligraphy by practicing these strokes

I get it. You see calligraphy everywhere. There are amazing, talented artists and they seem to just write with ease. You wonder how on earth you will get there. 291 more words

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Beginner supplies for brush calligraphy

The number one question I am asked about brush calligraphy is: What supplies does a beginner need to get started?

My answer: All you need to get started with brush calligraph is a brush pen and some paper. 503 more words

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