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

Welcome to my website and thank you for heading over from Instagram! Keep scrolling to learn everything about modern calligraphy. Scroll past the blog posts to learn about my online calligraphy course. :)

Recent Blog Posts

Survey results, new directions for the blog, new courses

First off a a big thank you to everyone who took the time to respond and type their answers in the survey I posted last week. I really, really appreciate you! I was honestly a bit overwhelmed, as there were almost 500 individual responses. I didn’t really have...

Be a part of what this blog looks like – Reader Survey 2017

As I’m planning what to write about in this space, I’m always seeking a balance between what you, my readers, want to know more about and what I can tell interesting stories about. I’ve created a short reader survey that will help me create better blog posts for you,...

Why I keep a daily sketchbook and why I don’t share it online

Today I share some details about my artmaking routine and why I don’t share everything I create, even if I think it’s good work. I also talk about what is necessary to get in the mood for artmaking (and calligraphy practice even more so). Making art is hard Making art...

My Favourite Tools right now (February 2017)

I wanted to share a few of my currently favorite lettering and drawing tools - either new discoveries or tools I’ve had for a while and have rediscovered. Zebra G nib This wonderful nib is one of the standard supplies I recommend for beginners, and actually a lot of...

Video demo: Orange juice food illustration & lettering

When I create illustrations I frequently mix different lettering techniques and tools. Today I have another process video for you demonstrating how I do the draft and inking for a food illustration. In this piece I combined thin elegant script lettering with loose...

Want to learn more about modern calligraphy? Sign up to be notified about my upcoming online course that'll teach you all the basics!

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!


Like what you’ve read? Want more? If you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll get posts on calligraphy and lettering on a regular basis directly to your inbox. You’ll also receive my FREE guide “Calligraphy Essentials” plus FOUR free practice sheets with different calligraphy styles.

Calligraphy-Essentials-Guide-JuliaBausenhardt-250The guide includes:

* Essential tools & practice techniques
* Action steps to perfect your calligraphy skills
* Tips on how to find the right mindset for successful practice

[newsletter_signup_form id=1]

If you have any questions or comments on this topic, please feel free to contribute!
Let me know if you like these calligraphy blog posts and if I can help with anything. Just contact me.