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Peggy Dean 🎨  Portland, OR 🌲 Artist, Author, Educator Practice & Shop β€’ thepigeonletters.etsy.com Blog β€’ thepigeonletters.com β€Ή Watercolor: Tropical Leaves

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When your #calligrafriend @lettersbyshells sends you new Fairytail Finetec goodies, you drop what you're doing and USE THEM. πŸ’«
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🎨 @colirocolors Finetec Fairytale.
πŸ—’ @strathmoreart Gray Tone.
πŸ–Œ Random find in China Town - size 000.

Day 17 πŸ‘‡
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Letter shaping tip: Use 4 corners to determine your strokes. In this example, two corner sets are on top of each other and the letter "q" begins at the top right, travels near the top left and down to the middle left, but rather than continuing to the middle right, it shoots back up at a diagonal to return the the top right. Then, it goes straight down to the bottom right and tucks back up toward the middle. Using this method will create much better consistency in shaping your letters.
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If you'd like to see more tips with this technique, check out both my Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering Alphabet classes on Skillshare.
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This link (skillshare.com/r/thepigeonletters) will unlock a month of Skillshare for free, which is perfect for trying it out to see if you like the platform. Classes are watch-at-your-leisure, too!
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#abcs_q #handletteredabcs_2017 #handletteredabcs #handlettering #lettering #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #handlettered #brushlettered #handwrittenfont #handwritten #artoftype #learnlettering #letteringpractice #learncalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #calligraphypractice #letteringleague #calligranewbie #thepigeonletters #peggydean #q #calligrabasics

Are you guys ready?! 🌡🌡🌡
Watch out September 1st: Botanical Line Drawing: Cacti & Succulent Edition 😍

Day 16 πŸ‘‡
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Letter shaping tip: Use 4 corners to determine your strokes. In this example, the letter "p" begins at the top left and drops down to the bottom left corner of the section below, then travels from the middle left diagonally to the top right of top section (notice two square shapes if the dots were connected) then down to the middle right and follows through with a parallel loop exit stroke. Using this method will create much better consistency in shaping your letters, as your axis line will stay on the same diagonal line using corners. Compare this "p" to my previous post with the letter "b." .
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If you'd like to see more tips with this technique, check out both my Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering Alphabet classes on Skillshare.
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This link (skillshare.com/r/thepigeonletters) will unlock a month of Skillshare for free, which is perfect for trying it out to see if you like the platform. Classes are watch-at-your-leisure, too!
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#abcs_p #handletteredabcs_2017 #handletteredabcs #handlettering #lettering #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #handlettered #brushlettered #handwrittenfont #handwritten #artoftype #learnlettering #letteringpractice #learncalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #calligraphypractice #letteringleague #calligranewbie #thepigeonletters #peggydean #p #calligrabasics

There is no wifi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection. πŸ“‘πŸŒΏ
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This gorgeous ring is from @kjdesignlove
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#unplugged #wildernessculture

Day 15 πŸ‘‡ .
Letter shaping tip: Use 4 corners to determine your strokes. In this example, the letter "o" begins at the top right, travels near the top left and down to the bottom left, but rather than continuing to the bottom right, it shoots back up at a diagonal to return the the top right. Using this method will create much better consistency in shaping your letters.
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If you'd like to see more tips with this technique, check out both my Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering Alphabet classes on Skillshare.
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This link (skillshare.com/r/thepigeonletters) will unlock a month of Skillshare for free, which is perfect for trying it out to see if you like the platform. Classes are watch-at-your-leisure, too!
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#abcs_o #handletteredabcs_2017 #handletteredabcs #handlettering #lettering #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #handlettered #brushlettered #handwrittenfont #handwritten #artoftype #learnlettering #letteringpractice #learncalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #calligraphypractice #letteringleague #calligranewbie #thepigeonletters #peggydean #o #calligrabasics

Brand spankin' new Skillshare class is ready for your viewing pleasure (finally, right?)!
I surveyed you guys on a few different occasions and "anything watercolor" was a top choice, so Watercolor: Tropical Leaves was born! These are all the rage right now too so boom. Can't wait to see you in the classssss! Link in bio. 🌿
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Note: If you're not already a member of @skillshare, the link in my bio will unlock two months for free, and classes are watch-at-your-leisure.

Day 14 πŸ‘‡
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Letter shaping tip: Use 4 corners to determine your strokes. In this example, the letter "n" begins at the top left and drops down to the bottom left corner, then travels diagonally to the top right and goes straight down again. It then follows the same parallel line in its exit stroke. Using this method will create much better consistency in shaping your letters, as your axis line will stay on the same diagonal line using corners. .

If you'd like to see more tips with this technique, check out both my Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering Alphabet classes on Skillshare.
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This link (skillshare.com/r/thepigeonletters) will unlock a month of Skillshare for free, which is perfect for trying it out to see if you like the platform. Classes are watch-at-your-leisure, too!
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#abcs_n #handletteredabcs_2017 #handletteredabcs #handlettering #lettering #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #handlettered #brushlettered #handwrittenfont #handwritten #artoftype #learnlettering #letteringpractice #learncalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #calligraphypractice #letteringleague #calligranewbie #thepigeonletters #peggydean #n #calligrabasics

Day 13 πŸ‘‡
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Letter shaping tip: Use 4 corners to determine your strokes. In this example, the letter "m" begins at the top left and drops down to the bottom left corner, then travels diagonally to the top middle then straight down. It then travels diagonally to the top right corner and straight down to the bottom corner, then follows the same parallel line in its exit stroke. Using this method will create much better consistency in shaping your letters, as your axis line will stay on the same diagonal line using corners. .

If you'd like to see more tips with this technique, check out both my Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering Alphabet classes on Skillshare.
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This link (skillshare.com/r/thepigeonletters) will unlock a month of Skillshare for free, which is perfect for trying it out to see if you like the platform. Classes are watch-at-your-leisure, too!
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#abcs_m #handletteredabcs_2017 #handletteredabcs #handlettering #lettering #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #handlettered #brushlettered #handwrittenfont #handwritten #artoftype #learnlettering #letteringpractice #learncalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #calligraphypractice #letteringleague #calligranewbie #thepigeonletters #peggydean #m #calligrabasics

Progress is progress. No matter how small. ❀️

Day 12πŸ‘‡
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Letter shaping tip: Use 4 corners to determine your strokes. In this example, the letter "l" has two sets and begins at the middle left, goes up to the top right and creates a soft loop toward the top left, and drops down to the bottom left corner, then shoots up toward the middle right corner in the exit stroke. Using this method will create much better consistency in shaping your letters, as your axis line will stay on the same diagonal line using corners.
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If you'd like to see more tips with this technique, check out both my Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering Alphabet classes on Skillshare.
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This link (skillshare.com/r/thepigeonletters) will unlock a month of Skillshare for free, which is perfect for trying it out to see if you like the platform. Classes are watch-at-your-leisure, too!
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#abcs_l #handletteredabcs_2017 #handletteredabcs #handlettering #lettering #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #brushlettering #brushcalligraphy #handlettered #brushlettered #handwrittenfont #handwritten #artoftype #learnlettering #letteringpractice #learncalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #calligraphypractice #letteringleague #calligranewbie #thepigeonletters #peggydean #l #calligrabasics

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