Lettering

Create Beautiful Moments - Pitt Artist Handlettering Pink Brush Pens

Playing around with this gorgeous set of @fabercastellusa Pitt Artist Pens. Such a lovely mix of pinks including brush tips and fine points! Did you know you can create beautiful roses using these brush markers? Start by drawing the center of a rose, and creating c curves around it while increasing pressure at the center point. Keep layering in circles and you’ll end up with a beautiful flower 🌸🌹

 

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Happy Lettering!

 

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Leah Kelly is a modern calligrapher and hand lettering artist. She is a military wife who took up the hobby to create decor and invitations for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or writing place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design.


Word Art with the NEW Iridescents II Gelatos Colors & PITT Pens

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Hi everyone, Mou here with a word art tutorial using the newest set of Gelatos colors - Iridescents II and PITT artist pens! Mermaids are everywhere these days - from birthday cakes to crochet patterns to Halloween costumes. I wanted to hop on this trend train and create a mermaid word art using a quote by Anthony T. Hinks.

To do this project, you'll need the following -

Faber-Castell Gelatos® Colors Iridescents II

India ink Pitt Artist Pen Hand Lettering 6ct wallet blues

Goldfaber 6 Ct. Graphite Pencil Tin

Collapsible Water cup

Other - watercolor paper (trimmed to 4.5 x 6 inches)

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Rub the Gelatos colors on the paper as shown.

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Blend the colors with water using the paint brush included in the Gelatos set.

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Draw a mermaid tail lightly with pencil. Color around it with more Gelatos.

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Sketch some details to the tail as shown.

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Write the words with the PITT pens, varying colors, size and style of handwritten fonts. Mix things up. Be loose and don't worry too much about making it perfectly perfect.

Make some marks around the page also with the PITT pens to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and try playing with Gelatos and PITT pens together in your word art!

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Watercolor Hearts Card

I guess you could call this a "bleeding hearts" card :)

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It is so fun to be able to make homemade cards to give to the special people in your life! To start this one off place your tape across the bottom of the card somewhere (wherever you want your words to go). Then pick your colors and start painting hearts everywhere!

*The quicker you go the better the color bleeds will be because the paint will still be wet.

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Let the hearts dry, remove the tape, and use the PITT pens to add details. I outlined a few of the hearts and then added my lettered words across the bottom in the white space.

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Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

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Tiny Steps - Lettering with White Pitt Artist Pens

Me again, lettering on kraft paper with my favorite brush pen. Have you all had a chance to try these amazing white Pitt Artist Pens yet!?

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My dream has truly come true with this brush marker. 🥰 Kraft paper is a love of mine, but I’m not always in the mood to pull out all the supplies that come along with white ink. These Pitt Artist Pens are the ultimate tool for quick, low mess lettering. Check it out in brush tip, chisel tip, and 1.5 bullet tip! 

Enjoy!

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Leah-kellyLeah Kelly is a modern calligrapher and hand lettering artist. She is a military wife who took up the hobby to create decor and invitations for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or writing place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design.


Small Gift Tags

Creating small gift tags can be fun and easy-to-do!

Materials Used:

Goldfaber Aqua

For the background, I used most of the blue pencils in the collection. When I put the color on the paper I would overlap the colors a little bit to make a smoother transition.

Background Before Water

Once you are done with the watercolor pencils you add water! I like to use a bigger brush that will hold more water.

Background During Water

After all the colors have been activated by water and the blend looks the way you want, let it dry (you can speed this up a bit by using a paper towel to dab up and extra water, you can also use a heat source like a hair dryer to finish drying the background).

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Use a circle paper punch (or whatever size/shape paper punch you would like) to cut out the tags!

Punched Tags

Write whatever messages you would like on the tags!

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Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

The Lettering Fern


Let's Practice Shadows

Here are a few tips for practicing adding shadows to your lettering!

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First you want to write our your word or words. I wrote out the word "shadows" here simply to show you the process. I also am showing you reverse shadows (darker letters with lighter shadows) when you would typically do grey or black shadows. I think the reverse shadows makes them stand out a bit better so it is easier to practice adding shadows to your work.

Shadow Practice

One of the most important things to keep in mind when adding shadows is to pick a "light source" direction and keep the shadows consistent. All of the shadows I show you have the "light source" coming from the upper left. So all of the shadows will fall on the right side of the letters, as well as some shadow on the bottom of the  letters.

Dark Shadows

You can switch it up. Your shadows don't have to be all the same color, or even black or grey! Just keep in mind the "light source" rule and get those creative juices flowing!

Rainbow Shadows

In this last photo I just used a lighter color for my base letters and then had fun with the shadows! Hopefully this helps :) 

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Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

The Lettering Fern


Good Vibes Only Pitt Artist Pens

I just love the beautiful blues of the Good Vibes Only Pitt Artist Pen Lettering Set

Inspiration is everywhere... and sometimes right in front of you! After seeing the packaging design of this pack,  I couldn't resist sketching out my own banner lettering.

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My best advice for beginners, and even intermediate letterers and sketchers.... pencil sketch first! I'm able to freely design a layout without worrying about wasting paper! If you can find a reference photo, like I did on the product packaging, it will help immensely. 
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After sketching this, I laid out my lettering and colored in the banner. A little detail work with the included small tip Pitt Artist Pen, and my piece was complete!

 

I can't wait to display this on my desk as a little bit of positivity and inspiration!

Enjoy!

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Leah Kelly is a modern calligrapher and hand lettering artist. She is a military wife who took up the hobby to create decor and invitations for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or writing place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design.


Happy New Year Word Art!

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Happy New Year everyone! It's a special time when we get to reset and reboot again, at least partially, in our lives. I wanted to create a piece that captured my dreamy new-beginning feeling with Goldfaber Color Pencils and PITT Artist pens. Let me show you how I did it.

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Creative Studio Color pencil Goldfaber metal tin of 48 (#114748)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK (#770075) - S, B tips

Other - white cardstock

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With S-tip PITT Artist pen BLACK, hand-letter your message. My word inspiration came from the movie by the same name. Draw some stars around the word to frame it visually. You could also use a pencil lightly to sketch everything first and then trace with the PITT pen and erase your pencil lines.

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Start coloring the negative space around the words and stars with Goldfaber color pencils. I started with the blues and grey.

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Add colors to the mix that you see fit and keep filling the negative space.

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Here's my piece so far. I like the cross-hatched textured look so I made sure to make my color pencil strokes prominent. If you like a more blended look, make softer marks and blend them together.

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Give prominence to your hand-lettered word by adding a thin dark shadow with B-tip PITT Artist pen, Black to finish.

I hope you enjoyed my word art tutorial and give these pens and pencils a try in your own work!

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Preparing for the New Year in Your Journal!

Happy Holidays, everyone! Now that 2018 is coming to a close, I wanted to share some tips on how to reflect on the year, and prepare for the next one!

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Faber-Castell USA and I partnered up to give you examples on how to create list and topic boxes to help you grow into your best self! Using these simple structured boxes, you are able to make a plan for the new year.

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There is real value in taking time to pause and reflect on the past year before you make your resolutions. We are able to learn so much about ourselves and really focus our attention toward the future.

So while this year is quickly dwindling, don’t run from the difficult moments - take time to learn from them. A new year full of opportunity and possibility is right around the corner! Cheers to you and to 2019!

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Click the link for a free download to help you prepare for the new year!

Pitt Artist Pens Used:

Black 199 (Sizes: XS & F) - Warm Grey III 272 (Brush) - Green Gold 268 (Brush)

Happy New Year! 

Nicole


Bringing You Some Holiday Cheer!

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Hi everyone, Mou here today wishing you Happy Holidays! 

My little girl and I started playing a little holiday game of our own this year - whenever we are out and about, we count the cars driving home with Christmas trees on the roof. We have several Christmas tree farms around here which means people come from far and wide and even from New York City to get their trees. I decided to draw one such car and let me show you how I did it.

Let's start by looking at the supplies:

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Watercolor pencil Goldfaber Aqua tin of 48

Deluxe Waterbrush

PITT Artist Pens S tip - BLACK

Other - Watercolor paper, pencil

And now, scroll down to see my step-by-step process.

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Start with a light pencil sketch of a vintage-looking car with a Christmas tree tied to the top. Next, if you like, add a Holiday themed word below it.

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Go over the pencil lines with the S-tip Black PITT Artist pen. Erase pencil lines.

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Color the drawing with Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils as shown.

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Blend the colors with the Deluxe waterbrush. Because the PITT pen is an India ink pen, it is permanent when dry and will not smudge during wet blending.

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Fill the space above the car with little circles also drawn with watercolor pencil to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will pull out your watercolor pencils and PITT pens this Holiday for some creative joy!

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