Crooked Calligraphy

@crookedcalligraphy

🖋 Calligrapher & creativity-encourager 😜 🥃 Whisky & curse word lover 💌 || Learn Calligraphy, hire me for lettering stuff and more! 👇

54595 Followers

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Can I ask you guys about Instagram profile photos? 🤷🏻‍♀️ — For the longest time, I just used my logo - I thought it made me look more “professional” and, to be honest, I was hiding a little bit. It’s easier to write provocative swear words when you’re anonymous. 😎 — But a few months ago, I decided I wanted you all to know who I really am. I wanted to connect a bit more and really own what I was creating. So I changed my profile photo to this one of me joyfully gesticulating... and immediately lost a few hundred followers 😕 I thought about going back to the logo - back then, a lot of people just assumed I was a dude. Maybe people don’t want to see vile curse words coming out of a petite Asian woman’s face? 🤦🏻‍♀️ But maybe it’s my duty to start chipping away at that stereotype? 🙅🏻‍♀️ — So I thought I’d ask for your honest opinion - do you like putting a face to the glorious sweariness on this feed? Or do you prefer to just see a logo and keep some of the mystery?
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Finally got some new envelope styles up on my website! I’m curious to know - which style would YOU choose for your wedding? 🤷🏻‍♀️ — Swipe to see the 4 options! 👉👈 — (try not to let the fake celebrity addresses sway you... although I did just re-watch Crazy Stupid Love last night and Ryan Gosling’s shirtless scene is still as 😋 as when I first saw it)
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I saw a couple bananas on the kitchen counter last week and thought “I wonder if my nib will write on those”... turns out, YES! Well, Kinda... 😅 You can’t really put any pressure on the nib or else it’ll just pierce the banana skin, so you have to use a faux calligraphy technique. Don’t worry, I sped it up for ya! #craycalligraphy #bananaart 😁🙌 — Also, I immediately put these bananas into a smoothie afterwards so they didn’t go to waste 😋 — Also also, I woke up with a nasty cold so I’m taking it easy today. 🤒Anyone else feeling sick? Seems like something is going around...
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In this edition of #CrookedCritiques ... more is more! 😂 The main thing I’ve found with flourishing is that the overall composition needs to be balanced. When I’m sketching, I like to make a note of every single place a flourish could be added - you won’t always use them all, but it’s helpful to see all the possibilities. Then, you can add flourishes as necessary to balance out your piece. 👍 — Double tap if you’re enjoying this series! ❤️ — Truthfully, these are kind of a pain in the ass to make 😅(maybe one day I’ll document all the steps I go through in my Stories) but I enjoy doing them because I’ve heard from so many of you that they are helpful! 🙌
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Ever wake up and see the first thing on your to-do list and just go “oh no no no no...” ☹️ Whaddya think? Should I just push through and get it over with? 💪 Or do something more fun first and tackle the icky thing later? 👋
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Can I just put on The Little Mermaid and fall asleep on the couch? It’s been a draining week 🧜🏻‍♀️📺😴🛋 👇 Which Disney movie would YOU choose? 😃 — No timelapse - just my normal handwriting with a Pilot G2 pen 😁
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These are my honest thoughts this morning as I read about the Parkland shooting. 😔 Can anyone relate? I think the feeling of guilt comes from helplessness, that voice in my head that says “what can I do about a problem that is so much larger than me?” I guess the least I can do is be honest about it. I’m gonna go google how I can help and I’ll share what I find in my Insta Stories in case anyone is feeling the same way...
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Anyone else feeling conflicted about Valentines Day? 😍🤔🤨 — My heart is saying “spread some love - why not? Love is wonderful stuff.” ❤️ — My brain is saying “it’s all bullshit! Be a rebel - write an inappropriate curse word!” 😈 — Heart wins for now 😂 I’m gonna go send messages to all the loves in my life. But maybe I’ll write a curse word or two later... any suggestions? 😆 — UPDATE: I did a little “Sweary Valentines” live video so check that out while it’s still available! 🙌 — INKS: Bleedproof White Ink and Custom-Mixed Gouache Ink NIB: Brause Steno
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UPDATE: Winner is @harlow.and.finn 🎉 Congrats and please check your DM for details!! 😆🙌 — Oh shiznit - you’re gonna wanna read all about this massive GIVEAWAY! 😆I’ve teamed up with an awesome group of lettering ladies to offer an incredible stash of items to one lucky winner. We are all so grateful for the support this community has shown us both personally and professionally. It's time we said THANK YOU!! And how to better do that than in the form of awesome stuff!!🙌 — Here's what you need to do: 1️⃣Follow all participating accounts: @inkmethis @lettersbyshells @marisa_made @crookedcalligraphy @hazelslettering @luluinkdesigns 2️⃣Comment: find this post on each account and leave a comment tagging a friend (extra comments up your chances) 3️⃣Bonus entries: share this post on your feed or in stories (doesn't have to be the whole thing, just help spread the word!) make sure to use #lovecalligrastuff so we can find it. 👍 — Here' more details: ✨One winner will be chosen to receive all the items (ink stirrer, tin of lettering guide cards, black lined pad, iridescent white ink, 3 custom mixed inks, lettering worksheets, fude brush pen, 1 watercolor print, 1 original watercolor). International entries welcome if you are willing to pay shipping. Entries accepted until midnight Pacific time on Sunday 2/18. Must be 18. Not sponsored by IG and all that stuff.✨ — . . . #iggiveaway #giveaway #freestuff #win #freeshit #calligraphytools #calligraphygiveaway #calligraphycontest #moderncalligraphy #brushlettering #learncalligraphy #inkart #watercolororiginals #watercolorwreaths #watercolorflorals #inkstirrer #metallicink #thankyou
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Did ya notice how the sunlight gets brighter as I’m writing “mothafucka”? 😂 I take this as proof that Mother Nature appreciates a little swearing too 🙌☀️ — The other thing I like about this phrase is that it’s mood-dependent. So how did it sound in your head when you first read it - let’s take a poll! 🤔 1️⃣ Enthusiastic and happy? 😃😆or 2️⃣ Sarcastic and tired? 😣🤨 — NIB: Brause Steno INK: Dr Ph Martins Bleedproof White PAPER: 65lb Neenah card stock SPEED: 2x #crookedinspiration
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This SATURDAY evening ❤️ You👊 +Me 🙋🏻‍♀️ +Champagne 🍾 +Chocolate🍫 +Calligraphy🖋 +A group of awesome ladies exercising their creative muscles 💪 — My very first calligraphy workshop of the year is gonna be EPIC, yo 😆 Come join us! I’m only teaching one workshop a month this year so if you see one scheduled near ya, hop on it! 🙌 I can’t wait to meet you and teach you this beautiful art I’ve come to love! ❤️ — Where: Makers Mess (Silver Lake) When: Sat, Feb 17 5-8pm What: Deluxe Intro to Modern Calligraphy 👉 Link is in my bio!
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Psst, you know how I’m always trying to teach you stuff? I did a whole YouTube video full of tips on how to write on these agate slices with a calligraphy pen! 🤗 Check it out at 👉www.Crookedcalligraphy.tv 👍 — Or just enjoy the pretty... whatever floats your boat this gorgeous Friday morning 🙌😁 — Nib: Brause 66EF Ink: Dr PH Martins Copperplate Gold
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@crookedcalligraphy

🖋 Calligrapher & creativity-encourager 😜 🥃 Whisky & curse word lover 💌 || Learn Calligraphy, hire me for lettering stuff and more! 👇

54595 Followers

Smile


Can I ask you guys about Instagram profile photos? 🤷🏻‍♀️ — For the longest time, I just used my logo - I thought it made me look more “professional” and, to be honest, I was hiding a little bit. It’s easier to write provocative swear words when you’re anonymous. 😎 — But a few months ago, I decided I wanted you all to know who I really am. I wanted to connect a bit more and really own what I was creating. So I changed my profile photo to this one of me joyfully gesticulating... and immediately lost a few hundred followers 😕 I thought about going back to the logo - back then, a lot of people just assumed I was a dude. Maybe people don’t want to see vile curse words coming out of a petite Asian woman’s face? 🤦🏻‍♀️ But maybe it’s my duty to start chipping away at that stereotype? 🙅🏻‍♀️ — So I thought I’d ask for your honest opinion - do you like putting a face to the glorious sweariness on this feed? Or do you prefer to just see a logo and keep some of the mystery?
link


Finally got some new envelope styles up on my website! I’m curious to know - which style would YOU choose for your wedding? 🤷🏻‍♀️ — Swipe to see the 4 options! 👉👈 — (try not to let the fake celebrity addresses sway you... although I did just re-watch Crazy Stupid Love last night and Ryan Gosling’s shirtless scene is still as 😋 as when I first saw it)
link


I saw a couple bananas on the kitchen counter last week and thought “I wonder if my nib will write on those”... turns out, YES! Well, Kinda... 😅 You can’t really put any pressure on the nib or else it’ll just pierce the banana skin, so you have to use a faux calligraphy technique. Don’t worry, I sped it up for ya! #craycalligraphy #bananaart 😁🙌 — Also, I immediately put these bananas into a smoothie afterwards so they didn’t go to waste 😋 — Also also, I woke up with a nasty cold so I’m taking it easy today. 🤒Anyone else feeling sick? Seems like something is going around...
link


In this edition of #CrookedCritiques ... more is more! 😂 The main thing I’ve found with flourishing is that the overall composition needs to be balanced. When I’m sketching, I like to make a note of every single place a flourish could be added - you won’t always use them all, but it’s helpful to see all the possibilities. Then, you can add flourishes as necessary to balance out your piece. 👍 — Double tap if you’re enjoying this series! ❤️ — Truthfully, these are kind of a pain in the ass to make 😅(maybe one day I’ll document all the steps I go through in my Stories) but I enjoy doing them because I’ve heard from so many of you that they are helpful! 🙌
link


Ever wake up and see the first thing on your to-do list and just go “oh no no no no...” ☹️ Whaddya think? Should I just push through and get it over with? 💪 Or do something more fun first and tackle the icky thing later? 👋
link


Can I just put on The Little Mermaid and fall asleep on the couch? It’s been a draining week 🧜🏻‍♀️📺😴🛋 👇 Which Disney movie would YOU choose? 😃 — No timelapse - just my normal handwriting with a Pilot G2 pen 😁
link


These are my honest thoughts this morning as I read about the Parkland shooting. 😔 Can anyone relate? I think the feeling of guilt comes from helplessness, that voice in my head that says “what can I do about a problem that is so much larger than me?” I guess the least I can do is be honest about it. I’m gonna go google how I can help and I’ll share what I find in my Insta Stories in case anyone is feeling the same way...
link


Anyone else feeling conflicted about Valentines Day? 😍🤔🤨 — My heart is saying “spread some love - why not? Love is wonderful stuff.” ❤️ — My brain is saying “it’s all bullshit! Be a rebel - write an inappropriate curse word!” 😈 — Heart wins for now 😂 I’m gonna go send messages to all the loves in my life. But maybe I’ll write a curse word or two later... any suggestions? 😆 — UPDATE: I did a little “Sweary Valentines” live video so check that out while it’s still available! 🙌 — INKS: Bleedproof White Ink and Custom-Mixed Gouache Ink NIB: Brause Steno
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UPDATE: Winner is @harlow.and.finn 🎉 Congrats and please check your DM for details!! 😆🙌 — Oh shiznit - you’re gonna wanna read all about this massive GIVEAWAY! 😆I’ve teamed up with an awesome group of lettering ladies to offer an incredible stash of items to one lucky winner. We are all so grateful for the support this community has shown us both personally and professionally. It's time we said THANK YOU!! And how to better do that than in the form of awesome stuff!!🙌 — Here's what you need to do: 1️⃣Follow all participating accounts: @inkmethis @lettersbyshells @marisa_made @crookedcalligraphy @hazelslettering @luluinkdesigns 2️⃣Comment: find this post on each account and leave a comment tagging a friend (extra comments up your chances) 3️⃣Bonus entries: share this post on your feed or in stories (doesn't have to be the whole thing, just help spread the word!) make sure to use #lovecalligrastuff so we can find it. 👍 — Here' more details: ✨One winner will be chosen to receive all the items (ink stirrer, tin of lettering guide cards, black lined pad, iridescent white ink, 3 custom mixed inks, lettering worksheets, fude brush pen, 1 watercolor print, 1 original watercolor). International entries welcome if you are willing to pay shipping. Entries accepted until midnight Pacific time on Sunday 2/18. Must be 18. Not sponsored by IG and all that stuff.✨ — . . . #iggiveaway #giveaway #freestuff #win #freeshit #calligraphytools #calligraphygiveaway #calligraphycontest #moderncalligraphy #brushlettering #learncalligraphy #inkart #watercolororiginals #watercolorwreaths #watercolorflorals #inkstirrer #metallicink #thankyou
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Did ya notice how the sunlight gets brighter as I’m writing “mothafucka”? 😂 I take this as proof that Mother Nature appreciates a little swearing too 🙌☀️ — The other thing I like about this phrase is that it’s mood-dependent. So how did it sound in your head when you first read it - let’s take a poll! 🤔 1️⃣ Enthusiastic and happy? 😃😆or 2️⃣ Sarcastic and tired? 😣🤨 — NIB: Brause Steno INK: Dr Ph Martins Bleedproof White PAPER: 65lb Neenah card stock SPEED: 2x #crookedinspiration
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This SATURDAY evening ❤️ You👊 +Me 🙋🏻‍♀️ +Champagne 🍾 +Chocolate🍫 +Calligraphy🖋 +A group of awesome ladies exercising their creative muscles 💪 — My very first calligraphy workshop of the year is gonna be EPIC, yo 😆 Come join us! I’m only teaching one workshop a month this year so if you see one scheduled near ya, hop on it! 🙌 I can’t wait to meet you and teach you this beautiful art I’ve come to love! ❤️ — Where: Makers Mess (Silver Lake) When: Sat, Feb 17 5-8pm What: Deluxe Intro to Modern Calligraphy 👉 Link is in my bio!
link


Psst, you know how I’m always trying to teach you stuff? I did a whole YouTube video full of tips on how to write on these agate slices with a calligraphy pen! 🤗 Check it out at 👉www.Crookedcalligraphy.tv 👍 — Or just enjoy the pretty... whatever floats your boat this gorgeous Friday morning 🙌😁 — Nib: Brause 66EF Ink: Dr PH Martins Copperplate Gold
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