Hi, I’m Julia Bausenhardt, lettering artist and calligrapher.

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Recent Blog Posts

Calligraphy and brush lettering tips for left-handers

Left-handers often have the challenge of needing to make their writing techniques fit the rules and requirements of calligraphic writing. In this post, I want to compile tips and general guidelines for left-handers when it comes to calligraphy. Different hand...

Refilling brush pens

Refilling brush pens is possible with certain models, and it can save money and resources. In this post I show how you can do it easily. I love the variety of brush pens that’s available on the market and their overall quality. The synthetic bristles form and keep a...

Different calligraphy nibs in action

Pointed pen nibs come in many varieties, and it’s often a bit difficult to choose between them. Today you’ll get a demonstration of my most favorite nibs and what I like to use them for. I cover the following nibs: Nikko G Zebra G Brause Steno/361 Brause EF 66 Brause...

Pentel brush pen review

In this post I’ll take a closer look at some brush pens by Pentel. They have a few very interesting brush pens in stock for different purposes - be it brush calligraphy, watercolor paintings, or loose handwriting. Let’s have a look: Pentel Color Brush Let me start by...

Different brush pens in action

In this video I show you the results you can get with different brush pens and what I like to use them for. I cover the following pens: Tombow ABT Pentel Color Brush Pentel Aquash Watercolor Brush Tombow Fudenosuke Pentel Touch I share a few tips for handling and how...

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If you like my blog, you’re gonna love my online course CALLIGRAPHY ESSENTIALS! I’ll share the best tips and learning strategies for beginners who want to learn modern calligraphy. Delivered in easy-to-understand video lessons and accompanied by several worksheets. And I’ll guide you on your journey: You’ll get several homework assignments that you can upload for me to review, so that I can give you personal feedback and teach you on a more personal level. I want to give every student a fundamental understanding of calligraphy and the basic skills to write beatuful letters without feeling lost!


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