New Home Office + Creative Space. We just moved from Germany to Charleston, SC. Here’s a peek into my new home office + creative space! New Home Office + Creative Space I can’t tell you how good it feels to be getting settled and into a routine once again! We moved out of our house in Germany in late May. Between then and closing on
Lettering Workshop at Pinners Conference & Expo in Utah! I’m so excited to share some big news with you! If you’ve ever wanted to take an in-person workshop with me, now’s your chance. On behalf of my friends at Tombow, I’ll be teaching a live workshop called “The Art of Lettering” at Pinners Conference in Utah this Fall. What is Pinners Conference & Expo? Pinners
6 Reasons a Career in Graphic Design Rocks. From getting paid to be creative to the freedoms of self-employment and passive income, these are the top reasons I love my career! This post is in collaboration with my friends at Sessions College for Professional Design (my alma mater). They are this month’s DND Partner Program sponsor. Sponsors allow me to pay my bills and still create free content
26 Easy Lettering Fill Styles to Try. Plus, download a free PDF version to keep on hand for easy reference! 26 Easy Lettering Fill Styles to Try Reference materials are a fabulous way to get inspired and speed up your workflow. While lettering books, Pinterest, and social media are great sources, I’ve been wanting to create references I’ve created myself to guide my lettering work.
Leafy Watercolor Wreath Tutorial. Learn two ways to paint leafy watercolor wreaths with this step-by-step lesson from Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio. You’ll learn the techniques of layering, blending, and transparency. Leafy Watercolor Wreath Tutorial Hey everyone! It’s Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio, and I’m back with another fun watercolor tutorial for you to learn. I’m going to teach you two different ways to create a watercolor leaf wreath
You & Me Modern Calligraphy Practice Sheet. A cute “We go together like…” practice sheet you can use with a small brush pen, dip pen, or even a pencil! You & Me Modern Calligraphy Practice Sheet If you’re a beginner, small brush pens are the perfect way to start practicing brush calligraphy! They’re much easier to work with the larger brush pens. If you’re a
Tombow Tutorial: Rainbow Watercolor Backgrounds. Learn how to create two easy kinds of Rainbow Watercolor Backgrounds with your Tombow Dual Tips. Tombow Dual Tips: Rainbow Watercolor Background Hello friends! I’m Smitha from Smiling Colors. Today I am sharing with you my love of two things: Tombow Brush Pens and Rainbows. Put those two together and I am in a happy place and I am sure this
Tombow Tutorial: Create Watercolor Brush Lettering. Learn how to letter using Tombow Brush Pens as watercolors with Amanda Kammarada Hand Lettering. Tombow Tutorial: Create Watercolor Brush Lettering Hi there! It’s no secret that I love my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. They are my favorite pens for lettering. Not just because I like the way they write, but because they are so versatile! They are water based
3 Easy Colored Pencil Lettering Styles using Tombow Color Pencils. One little trick makes all three styles super simple to create! Disclosure: I’m a Tombow Senior Brand Ambassador which means they send me free products to play with each month. I was not paid to write this blog post nor promote this product. I just think the Tombow Color Pencils rock and that you’ll enjoy
Lettering Inspiration: May Instagram Features. I handpicked ten inspiring examples of lettering from our Instagram community to highlight this month! Lettering Inspiration: May Instagram Features I just love browsing the #yesDNDfeatures hashtag to look at all the lovely lettering work. You all make it super hard to only pick ten! You can click any photo or Instagram handle link to go visit the featured artist
Six Online Lettering Classes to Develop Your Style + Five Tips on How to Find Your Unique Hand-Lettering Style. Plus, a special offer from my friends at Skillshare! This post is in collaboration with my friends at Skillshare. They are this month’s DND Partner Program sponsor. Sponsors allow me to pay my bills and still create free content for you. Win, win! 😍 This post contains sponsored links.
Mixed Lettering Inspiration: Magazine Art Project. Grab a stack of magazine and a pair of scissors and get ready to complete the first challenge of my new Lettering Challenges Series. This post is part of my new Lettering Challenge Series Mixed Lettering Inspiration: Magazine Project Not long ago I posted a lesson how I create my signature mixed lettering styles. This first challenge is based on
Easy Abstract Watercolor Florals Tutorial. Create this fabulous floral watercolor art in just four simple steps! Easy Abstract Watercolor Florals Tutorial Hey everyone! It’s Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio, and I’m back with a fun tutorial in watercolor. This abstract watercolor florals tutorial post covers the technique of blending along with a fun flower illustration in white to go with it. So let’s get started! Materials
Easy Watercolor Cityscape Step-by-Step Tutorial. This watercolor cityscape is so easy to paint. You can make it in about a million different ways. Grab you watercolors and let’s get painting! Hi again friends! It’s Torrie from Fox + Hazel, and I have an essential question for you: Do you have your watercolors handy? Because once you see how easy this watercolor cityscape is to make, you’ll be
Creating Mockups with Your Lettering in Canva. This tutorial shows you how to use the free version of Canva to create beautiful mockups with your lettering in just a few easy steps. Creating Mockups with Your Lettering in Canva Hello friends! This is Kelly from Here Comes the Sun and I’m so happy to be here today. I’ve been a huge fan of Dawn’s for
Lettering Inspiration: April Instagram Features. I handpicked ten inspiring examples of lettering from our Instagram community to highlight this month! Lettering Inspiration: April Instagram Features I just love browsing the #yesDNDfeatures hashtag to look at all the lovely lettering work. You all make it super hard to only pick ten! Want to Get Your Work Featured? If you’re interested in having your work featured, you
10 Lettering and Calligraphy Books for Beginners. I went through my “lettering library” and pulled out my favorite books that are ideal for beginners! 10 Lettering and Calligraphy Books for Beginners Books are my jam. I’ve grown quite the collection of lettering and calligraphy books over the years. I went through my shelves and picked out the ten instructional books I think are best for beginners.
Best Brush Calligraphy Pens for Beginners. The reasons I love and recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke as THE brush calligraphy pen for newbies! Plus, some more colorful brush pen options. Best Brush Calligraphy Pens for Beginners Hello, my creative friends! I’m starting a new series here on the Dawn Nicole Designs blog called “DND Favorite Things.” In these posts, I will dedicate the whole post to
Procreate Tutorial: Artsy Painted Calligraphy. A step-by-step lesson on how I created this bright and happy painted calligraphy style in the Procreate app. Plus, a free color palette! Procreate Tutorial: Artsy Painted Calligraphy When I released my new Creative Lettering Bundle for Procreate, I promised some new iPad Lettering tutorials on how to create the styles I did in some of my promo images. Yesterday,
Procreate Tutorial: Rainbow Calligraphy Crayon. Creating this colorful style of lettering is oh-so-easy. Follow these steps to whip up your own version. Plus, a free color palette! Procreate Tutorial: Rainbow Calligraphy Crayon When I released my new Creative Lettering Bundle for Procreate, I promised some new tutorials for creating the styles I did in some of my promo images. Today, I’m showing you how to