The Bouncy Calligraphy Workbook is Here!

So you’ve got the calligraphy basics down, but something’s still missing.  If you feel like your work needs a little personality, “bouncing” your letters is a great way to get it!  Unfortunately, getting that “bouncy” modern calligraphy look is tough.  What letters do you bounce?  How do you bounce them?  Are there some that you …

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Crayola Markers: A Great Tool for Lefty Letterers

  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know about my recent obsession with Crayola markers. I can’t help it — there are just so many great things about them! They’re inexpensive, they come in tons of colors and, most importantly, they’re fantastic for lefties because THEY DON’T FRAY.  As any lefty who has …

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Total Blog Overhaul!

It took me all freakin’ weekend, some moderate alcohol consumption, and the new Britney on repeat, but the new site is done!  Now for the hard part: getting back into posting consistently.  I’ll be asking you periodically on Instagram what you’d like to see on the blog, but for now, let’s put some suggestions down …

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Get a Grip: How to Hold Your Brush Pen as a Lefty

As lefties, one of the most important keys to successful brush lettering is the way we hold our pens.  Righties naturally hold their pens in the perfect position, but us lefties have had to modify the “correct” grip in order to write comfortably.  This is something we subconsciously did while we were learning to write, …

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Under Pressure: Upstrokes & Downstrokes

In this post, I’m going to show you how to work on the muscle memory for the thick and thin lines that are so important in brush calligraphy.  I also go through this process with every new tool I get to get a feel for the pressure that is needed, because every pen and brush …

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Best Brush Lettering Supplies for Beginners (especially lefties!)

Now that you’ve mastered fauxligraphy and the ins and outs of upstrokes and downstrokes, I bet you want to move on to the real deal!  Unfortunately, a quick search on Amazon of “brush pens” is enough to make your head explode… Where do you start, especially as a lefty?  Well, I’m here to help!  Here’s my roundup of …

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Faux Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Best Friend

I’m going to kick off this blog exactly how I kicked off my lettering journey — with faux calligraphy!  It’s a great way to learn what your letters should look like once you make the jump to brush or pointed pens.  All you need to start is a pen or pencil (nothing fancy, anything you …

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Theinkyhand.com is Live!

Well, I did it! I made the leap from a little Instagram account to a full-blown blog.  I’m gonna be really honest here and tell you that I’m terrified.  In fact, I’m gonna be really honest here all the time.  I want my fellow lefties to know that calligraphy is hard, and it’s especially hard …

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