Charcoal and Dry Pastels

New charcoal drawings from a few weeks ago. My favorite medium!

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I recently discover dry pastels. I really prefer these over oil pastels as they blend much nicer and are easier to work with. They don’t allow for a lot of detail but these nice natural round shapes were the perfect subject! I finally scanned them in this week to share.

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Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy

The first time I attempted to try to write something with a calligraphy nib I’m pretty sure I was holding it backwards. I honestly had no clue what I was doing and I could never really find a great resource for learning what to do. Several months ago I came across a Skillshare class called “Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques. Molly explains exactly what to do, what pen nibs/ink to buy and where to buy it from along with providing practice sheets to use with tracing paper until you get the hang of it. Absolutely hands down the most informational and useful online class I’ve ever taken. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve watched all of the videos at least three times. This class comes highly recommended from me!

Here is an example of my calligraphy work (scanned and digitally enhanced) since taking this class.

Summer Calligraphy

I pay $10 per month to be a Skillshare member so I can watch as many tutorials per month that I would like. Follow Molly’s Blog, Instagram and Pinterest. She is absolutely amazing!

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