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

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Recent Blog Posts

How to draw with a dip nib – tips & techniques | Painting in gouache

This week I have a video about drawing with the dip nib. Because you actually can not only do your lettering with these little steel nibs, they're also really great for drawing and my favorite tools. Bonus video: a speed painting of food in gouache just because it's...

Brush lettering with liquid watercolor

This week I’ll show you a quick tool tip for brush lettering: I’ve been using these liquid watercolors for a while in my paintings and discovered that they’re awesome for lettering too! Here’s a short demonstration of how you can use liquid watercolor for brush...

They Draw And Travel: East Asia Book Cover

I’m very excited to say I got the chance to work with They Draw & Travel. I’ve been regularly illustrating maps for their site and for their latest book of illustrated maps, and I was asked to illustrate the cover too: They Draw And Travel: East Asia. The book is...

Brush lettering A-Z – How to write brush a lettering alphabet

This video is the one you have been waiting for: after going over the basic tools, warm-up exercises and basic strokes you can see how to construct a simple brush lettering alphabet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh2G_7r_wj0 After rehashing the basic strokes and a...

Brush Calligraphy – Warm up Exercises and basic strokes

In the third part of this introductory series on brush lettering, we’ll take a look at more warm up exercises to get you accustomed to the brush pen, and we’ll also practice basic strokes that will help you construct your alphabet later....

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