Lettering

Kuala Lumpur Workshops April 2019

Nico Ng

Kuala Lumpur Workshops April 2019

Last April I had the privilege of sharing my lettering skills in Malaysia with Cziplee and Stickerrific. I taught three classes there and did an event on the first weekend on April 2019. My first two classes in Cziplee was about Improving Your Brush Calligraphy. In this interactive/coaching-type workshop, I not only talked about the importance of practice to improve your brush calligraphy, but I shared with my students how to practice effectively. A smart method of practicing which includes several practical steps that guarantees improvements when you practice this way. To my surprise, my Saturday class sold out immediately, and I...

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Jakarta Workshops September 2018

Nico Ng

Jakarta Workshops September 2018

A big thanks to Tombow Indonesia (PT. Datascrip) for inviting me to teach two classes in Jakarta last September 22 to 23, 2018. This is my first international workshop class. I had so much fun sharing my skills and getting to know everyone! My first class was on Brush Lettering Composition & Floral Decorations. This advanced workshop is designed for those looking to enhance their lettering composition skills. In this workshop, I taught my students how to use word hierarchy to compose engaging layouts. I also shared some brush lettering styles and an easy floral decoration style to improve their overall composition. I had the...

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Best Way to Improve Your Brush Calligraphy

Nico Ng

Best Way to Improve Your Brush Calligraphy

I’m sure when you read the title of this article, you already know the answer to the question: practice. Yes, you are correct! If you ask any calligraphy artist or lettering professional that question, you will surely get the same answer: practice. Everyone talks about how important practice is, but rarely shows how to practice effectively. I assure you, this is not another article that talks about the importance of practice, but shows you how you can effectively practice brush calligraphy that guarantees results! Check it out – Effective Practice Practice is a process of repetition. We practice by repeating...

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4 Easy Steps to Lettering Composition (Like A Pro)

Nico Ng

4 Easy Steps to Lettering Composition (Like A Pro)

Planning your lettering composition can be daunting, and it may seem like you need to spend more time on it rather than the lettering itself. It may be sometimes true, but let me break it down into 4 easy-to-follow steps on how you can do lettering composition like a pro!  1. Choose Your Quote You don’t have to spend so much time in browsing and choosing the perfect quote to do for the day. As long as you believe in the message of the quote and it has correct spelling and grammar, go for it! You can write your own...

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Lettering Using LEAVES!! (Trying something new)

Nico Ng

Lettering Using LEAVES!! (Trying something new)

Happy New Year, everyone! I was inspired by Stefan Kunz to "Create something even if it sucks!" So I tried a new style of lettering using LEAVES and ink. It was my first time trying this technique. I thought of this technique a while back. Since then, I wanted to try this technique, but I was afraid that it won't turn out okay and I never tried it out. But since it's New Year, and I'm feeling inspired, I decided to finally give it a try! #LeafLettering I like the results, I hope you do to! It was messy to make but worth...

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