October 2017 Printable Calendar + Tech Pretties. One of my most popular posts each month are these free pretty printables and calendars for your tech! October 2017 Printable Calendar + Tech Pretties Just like September’s calendar. This month’s calendar design was inspired by my current obsession: Mixing typography and florals. All of the typographical and doodle elements were drawn by hand and then I used clip
DND Lettering Styles: Week One. A blog series cataloging a personal project in which I’m trying to create five different lettering styles per week. DND Lettering Styles: Week One Last week, I shared on social media that I’m starting a new personal lettering project where I’m filling sketchbooks with one new lettering style per weekday. On my Facebook page, a ton of people said they’d
Hand Lettered Trick or Treat Coloring Pages. Plus, a video tutorial on creating a blended ombré style with Tombow Dual Tip Markers. Hand Lettered Trick or Treat Coloring Pages It’s almost late September. You know what that means, don’t you? Bring on the Halloween themed creativity! Today, I’m sharing this hand lettered coloring page with you in two options: a classic style and chalkboard style.
Basic Strokes Worksheets for Large Brush Pens. Download these free brush calligraphy worksheets and get practicing! Note: I mentioned most of the info in this post in the Basic Strokes Worksheets for Small Brush Pens post, but it’s worth repeating for those that come to this post first. If you read that post already, you can head right to the supplies and download portion of this post.
Basic Strokes Worksheets for Small Brush Pens. Download these free brush calligraphy worksheets and get practicing! Basic Strokes Worksheets for Small Brush Pens Whether you’re a newbie or experienced with brush calligraphy, it’s always a good time to practice basic strokes. It’s a great warmup exercise if you haven’t lettered in a while or got a new type of brush pen. If you’re a newbie, small brush
Photography Tips for Hand Lettering Artists. I’m spilling all my tips for learning how to take better photos and videos as an Art and Lettering Blogger! Photography Tips for Hand Lettering Artists Reader FAQs: “How did you learn photography? How do you take your photos and videos. What supplies do you use?” These are questions I get all the time from readers in emails and
Best Gold Pens for Lettering and Illustration. I tested a bunch of them so you don’t have to! And the winning gold pens are… Best Gold Pens for Lettering and Illustration This is the second post in a “Battle of the Pens” series. If you missed my first post in this series, the Best White Pens and Inks for Lettering and Calligraphy, you can check it
1920’s Inspired Motivational Free Print + Coloring Page. This hand-drawn typographic print is offered in three design options! 1920’s Inspired Motivational Free Print + Coloring Page I’ve been super into studying custom lettering and typography by period lately. For this piece, I focused on lettering and type of the 1920s. (See some of my favorite books for inspiration here.) I thought it would create a fun
Favorite Lettering Books for Inspiration. I went through my “lettering library” and pulled out all my go-to books to flip through when I need inspiration! My Favorite Lettering and Typography Books for Inspiration I love books. And I love my tech, but one thing I’m super old school about it having an actual book in my hand. Nothing compares to the feel, the smell, and
Like it, Love it, Obsessed: September Edition. A monthly blog series. It’s a fun way to share new goodies I’m loving…and it helps justify my shopping problem! Win, win. Like it, Love it, Obsessed: September Edition This has become one of my favorite posts to write each month! Here are the Art + Lettering Goodies I can’t get enough of lately… One: Favorite Art Supply of the
10 Lettering Classes to Take Your Skills to the Next Level. I hand-picked ten Skillshare Lettering classes that will help you develop your style and skills! This post is a collab with my friends at Skillshare. They are one of this month’s DND Partner Program sponsors. Sponsors allow me to pay my bills and still give things away free to you all. Win, win! 😍 This post contains
Rüdesheim Am Rhein, Germany. A day spent in the picturesque town of Rüdesheim Am Rhein. Located in the Rhine Valley of Germany, this town is known for winemaking, especially Riesling wines. Rüdesheim Am Rhein, Germany Since we’re living in Europe for a few years, we’ve done a ton of traveling. I find traveling to be such a wonderful source of inspiration for my art and
Letter Like a Legend: Free Video Lesson. An Amanda Arneill Course taught by Stefan Kunz. Get ready to rock your lettering skills! This post contains affiliate links. Letter Like a Legend: Free Video Lesson I’m super excited about today’s post because this it includes a free video lesson from the crazy talented Stefan Kunz. His latest class (via lettering artist Amanda Arneill), Letter Like a
A Year of Color: September Prompts. Join these free monthly challenges on Instagram to practice and improve your art + lettering skills! A Year of Color: September Prompts Be sure to tag your daily letterings + doodles over on Instagram with #DNDyearofcolor and/or #DNDChallenge so we can all see it. You can also tag me, @bydawnnicole, in your pic so I get a notification when you post. Doing
Silhouette Summary: August’s New Cut File Designs. A monthly recap of all the designs I’ve added to the Silhouette Design Store. Silhouette Summary: August’s New Cut File Designs Since I started designing cut files for the Silhouette Design Store and new designs are added each week, I thought it would be a good idea to start doing a monthly recap of the new designs! SUPER
Free Styled Desk Quote Mockup (and how to use it!). Mockups are magic for designers, bloggers, shop owners, and social media lovers. Free Styled Desk Quote Mockup It’s time for another free mockup! As I’ve mentioned in past posts, mockups are magic for designers, bloggers, shop owners, and social media lovers. Some of my mockups are purchased, but I also really enjoy styling photos to create my
September 2017 Printable Calendar + Tech Pretties. One of my most popular posts each month are these free pretty printables and calendars for your tech! September 2017 Printable Calendar + Tech Pretties This month’s calendar design was inspired by my current obsession: Mixing typography and florals. The drop cap “S” is made out of individual flower elements. It took a while to create, but it’s one
Back to School Favorite Things Giveaway. This giveaway includes a bunch of my favorite things! The total value is about $100 worth of goodies. Back to School Favorite Things Giveaway This giveaway includes a bunch of my favorite things! The total value is about $100 worth of goodies. Thank you to my friends at Tombow for providing the TwinTones and MONO Drawing Pens for this giveaway.
7 Classes to Help you Rock Art + Lettering on the iPad Pro. I hand-picked seven awesome classes to teach you to how to rock iPad Lettering (and more)! This post contains affilliate links. 7 Classes to Help you Rock Art + Lettering on the iPad Pro Until the release of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, I never cared much for lettering digitally. In
Be Kind or Be Quiet Free Print + Coloring Page. A hand-drawn art print and coloring page for those who share my love of spreading kindness! Be Kind or Be Quiet Free Print + Coloring Page A hand-drawn art print and coloring page for those who share my love of spreading kindness! If you color it, I’d love to see it. Post a pic to my Facebook wall