I made a mini coloring book, y'all! After randomly running across @jayarr.art's page on Instagram while traveling through a rabbit hole some weeks ago, and seeing a post where he had shared a tutorial on it, I HAD to try one for myself... so here it is (click the pdf link below to print).
The seed of a coloring book idea was planted during a family vacation about five years ago when one of my cousins suggested that I create one. I was open to the idea, but didn't have a clue about where to start at the time. Fast forward to now... that same cousin is going to be getting married next month and when I saw that post, I immediately thought of sharing one with her. However, with such a far out deadline and the concept floating in my head daily... an additional person came to mind- someone who was about to celebrate a birthday. That someone was thee Johnny J. Jones- one that I am honored to know and reminded to "give flowers" to loved ones while they're here by. I tested out the little custom coloring pages and loved how it came out, so I then edited it once more to finalize a general version of it with a combination of my usual handlettering and musical lyric-inspired themes.
Please feel free to share with anyone who may want to enjoy a bit of coloring! I hope they find it soothing to fill in the pages and I'd love to see any completed pages!
Have you ever been interested in making your writing look nice and fancy and wondered how to create stylish hand-written letters? Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand letter just for the fun of it? Well, I've been doing one-on-one sessions with a young student whose grandmother wanted introduced to the art of lettering, so I recently decided to record a video series of similar lessons.
When starting, you want to learn your basic terms and strokes first and then find consistency in your practice. The two images below summarize those basic terms and key strokes when lettering in the most popular style, brush script.
Below are three videos, which cover the very beginning - learning your tools and the basics all the way to forming whatever word you want and a PDF packet of sheets you can print and use as you practice along with the videos and beyond.
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