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This article was originally posted at: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/07/11/learn-craft-lettering-style/
I really hoped this interesting post would excite or delight you. Happy Colouring Charlotte
If you’ve been wanting to take your lettering to the next level and create a lettering style that is all your own, we’ve got a new class just for you! Our newest with Brit+Co taught by our own Brittany Luiz, will teach you how to Craft Your Own Lettering Style.
In this 54 minute lettering class you’ll learn how to draw four different lettering styles, then you’ll learn three different techniques you can use to tweak those (or any!) styles to make them unique to you. You’ll be creating so many new lettering styles, you’ll be amazed at the possibilities!
Brittany walks you through her four go-to lettering styles using Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens and our new MONO Drawing Pens. You’ll receive a downloadable course workbook with traceable practice worksheets to practice each of these lettering styles and perfect them.
Then, you’ll learn how to change up your letters by tweaking their shape, strokes and adding embellishments. This is where the real magic happens and your lettering styles become unique to you!
By the end of this class you’ll know how to pair different styles like a pro, and you’ll be able to create lettering styles that are all your own. You’ll even create your own stylized alphabet and a motivational quote that you can frame and display on your desk while you’re practicing all your new lettering styles.
Ready to get styling? Sign up for the class here!
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This article was originally posted at: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/07/10/3-ways-to-add-patterns-and-color-to-your-planner/
I thought this interesting post would excite or delight you. Happy Colouring Charlotte
Hey lovelies… It’s Lauren of Renmade Calligraphy here to show you 3 fun and creative ways to add more color and patterns to your planner! This week the Tombow Design Team is pairing the amazingnesss of all that is Tombow with some awesome goodies from our friends at Waffle Flower!
THE PERFECT PLANNER
First, you’ll need the perfect planner! I have several that I absolutely love, but the Happy Planner by mambi is my current go-to. I love the bright colors, the fun sticker packs, and the way it’s organized. It’s so easy to use and personalize.SUPPLIES YOUR PLANNER WILL LOVE Tombow Dual Brush Pens Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens (hard or soft tip) Tombow MONO Drawing Pens Waffle Flower Stamp Sets (I used the Mini Patterns Stamp Set and the Pattern Play Stamp Set. MAMBI The Happy Planner Stickers and Sticky Notes Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive Tombow MONO Air Correction Tape Stamp pad Stamping block
1. USE STAMPS TO CREATE PATTERNED BORDERS
I often have little spaces left in my planner between the different dates that I jot down. The Tombow MONO Drawing Pen is perfect for jotting down a quick note or the important dates. The Waffle Flower Pattern Play Stamp Set is great to add in a border or divider with. The fun patterns are easy to apply to a stamping block to dip onto a stamp pad.
When you make a mistake, Tombow MONO Air Correction Tape is there for an easy fix. Can you tell where I corrected the mistake above?
2. CREATE A BLOCK OF COLOR
Stickers are so fun to stick on any planner layout. Want to work in the color scheme of the stickers you choose? Use the Tombow Dual Brush Pen in different shades of the same color and create an ombré effect by coloring with a darker color and blending it with lighter colors. This creates a fun block of color that’s ready to be written or illustrated on.
The Mini Patterns Stamp set has some great patterns that make fun frames in an art piece. Use a pattern in two of the corners of an area.
Write details or a fun quote with a Tombow Fudenosuke Bush Pen. The bold brush lettering will stand out with the monoline lettering of the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen.
3. LAYER A PATTERNED BACKGROUND WITH COLOR
The Mini Patterns Stamp Set is fun to create a patterned background with. Layering on a sticker or sticky note and outlining it with a Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, makes it stand out and provides a fun pop of both pattern and color.
No matter the layout or color scheme, the more patterns and fun use of color, the better! If I have a special sticker or sticky note that I want to stay put in the planner, the Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive is my go-to product.
And there you have it! I love a fun, bright, and bold planner! I’d love to see what you do with patterns and color in your own planner! Make sure that you visit me over on Instagram at @renmadecalligraphy and tag me in anything you create! For more lettering and craft tips, tricks, and tutorials, head on over to renmadecalligraphy.com.
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Originally posted at: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/06/21/zentangle-doodles-mono-drawing-pens/
Thought this post would inspire you. Charlotte
Hi there! It’s Marie Browning, Tombow’s Signature Designer, and I’m excited to share with you why Tombow’s new MONO Drawing Pens are fantastic for Zentangle® Enthusiasts! I am just loving the pens for creating this Zentangle inspired project where I am filling an accordion sketchbook with variations of one tangle. The Cadent Tangle (what a Zentangle pattern is called) is an easy tangle to create variations, or how we say in Zentangle speak, Tanglelations.
Three different line widths
Tombow’s MONO Drawing Pens come in three sizes –01, 03 and 05 – for a variety of line thicknesses that help make your Zentangle creations more interesting. I tend to use the 03 for most of my marks, and fill in solid with the 05. The 01 MONO Drawing Pen allows me to create nice thin lines for smaller, and more detailed marks.
MONO Drawing Pencils for Shading
I like to use a variety of degrees of the MONO Drawing Pencils when shading. Here I’m using a 2B pencil. My favorites include a 4H for creating the strings (lightly drawn lines that divide the drawing surface), and B, F, 2B and 3B for shading. I also use the harder pencils, 2H and 3H, for lighter shadows.
The Art of Zentangle
The Zen of Zentangle is a beautiful thing –the repeating stokes you make to create the tangles are relaxing, helps the mind focus and connects you with your creativity. The MONO Drawing Pens last a long time, and have strong points, so you can create endless tangles! I also love the art part! It is thrilling for me to have students come in and state “I can’t draw, and I don’t really want to be here.” These are the folks who are the most amazed and thrilled when they create their first tile and believe that they can indeed produce gorgeous drawings! It’s the combination of the Zen and the Art that makes the Zentangle Method so powerful and why so many connect with it.
Getting my Zen
I’m enjoying this so much I think I will create a book each for several of my favorite tangles! It’s amazing how little you have to change for the Cadent tangle to make it look so very different. These are just black and white, wait until you discover adding color! I am proud to say I wrote the first book on coloring Zentangles, Time to Tangle in Color, and available from Design Originals. I use Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens and Irojiten Colored Pencils as my coloring tools.
Now you try
I was amazed at a recent event how many folks have not heard about Zentangle! If you want more information, go to the Zentangle Website. Here you can find a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) so you can take a class close to you. If you can’t take a class locally (the very best way to learn the Zentangle Method), I highly recommend the Zentangle Primer, written by Rick and Maria, the founders of Zentangle. Make sure to stock up with Tombow’s MONO Drawing Pens so you are ready to create art and reconnect with your creativity.
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