tutorials, custom art & calligraphy


[Watch Me Draw] Disney Series- Moana

VideosJessie ChenComment

Hi everyone!

I'm starting to get more consistent on YouTube again and have added to my "Watch Me" series! I made a bunch of videos on Disney lettering last spring when I visited Disneyland for the first time and I have FINALLY come around to posting them! I started with Moana because that was the most recent Disney film I watched (which is the only video I filmed recently). It's easily become one of my favorite soundtracks! I hope you enjoy :)


• Strathmore 140 lbs Cold Press Watercolor Paper ——

• Peerless Watercolors ——

• Pentel Aquash Waterbrushes ——

• Artist’s Loft Script Liner Brush ——

• Winsor & Newton Cotman Round Brush ——

Embossing Pen Review

Videos, Product ReviewJessie ChenComment

Hi everyone!

I did a review of the Zig Emboss Pen and the Versamarker! I show what the result of each pen looks like and the pros and cons of each. Check it out!


• Neenah Gray 120 lbs Paper ——

• Zig Emboss Pen ——

• Versamarker Embossing Pen ——

• Recollections Heating Tool —— In-store Michaels purchase

Felt Tip Brush Calligraphy Drills

Videos, TutorialsJessie Chen2 Comments

Hi all!

Today I'm sharing brush calligraphy drills using felt tip brush pens/markers. I use them a lot but feel like I haven't done a lot of tutorials on it and it hasn't gotten much love on my YouTube. I hope you enjoy!


• Muji Dotted A5 Notebook ——

• Zebra Fine Point Brush Pen ——

• Platinum Brush Pen ——

Using Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolors with Pointed Pen

Tutorials, VideosJessie ChenComment

Hi all!

It's good to be back! My husband got a new camera for me to record my YouTube videos and I was so amazed by the result that I couldn't wait to share this with everyone. It took me awhile to get off my butt and start the editing process. Then it took *days* for the video to get uploaded onto YouTube (that was my bad) and when it finally got uploaded, lo and behold... a spelling error on the actual lettering.

Why I didn't catch this the thousand times I had to look at it while I was editing the video? I do not know. I only know this: I am dumb.

So in short, sorry for the ridiculous of this would-be inspirational quote: "don't just fly sore" :P


  • Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolors ——
  • Strathmore 140 lbs Watercolor Paper  ——
  • Daiso Watercolor Palette —— Found in stores (vary by location)
  • Brause Rose Nib ——
  • Tachikawa Straight Nib Holder ——
  • Pentel Aquash Waterbrushes ——

Calligraphy Starter Tools

VideosJessie ChenComment

Hi all!

Since I've gotten a lot of questions from people just starting calligraphy, I wanted to share a brief video on the tools that I recommend when you're first starting to learn calligraphy!


• Higgins Eternal Black Ink ——
• Muji Dotted A5 Notebook ——
• Zebra G Nib —— https://
• Speedball Oblique Holder ——
• Speedball Nib Holder ——

Using Gouache to Make Calligraphy Ink Colors (bonus video: how to mix different mediums)

Tutorials, VideosJessie ChenComment

Hi Lovelies

I've got another video today to show you how I like to mix my gouache in order to make different colored inks for calligraphy! 

At the end of the video, I have another bonus video. This time, I'm gonna show you how to mix different mediums (metallic watercolor + Walnut Ink, Pearl Ex + Walnut Ink to be exact) to create fun and unique looks!

P.S. Please excuse any weird audio inconsistencies! 

Thanks in advance for watching! Let me know what you think :) And please share: what do you want to learn about next?


• Daiso Acryl Gouache —— Not Available Online
• (Emptied) Speedball Ink Pots ——
• Muji Dotted Notebook ——
• Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White ——
• US ArtQuest Jewelz Watercolor Palette——
• Jacquard PearlEx Solar Gold ——
• Walnut Ink ——
• Hunt Ex Fine 215 Nib ——
• Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder ——

Faux Calligraphy Tutorial (with bonus watercolor pencil technique)

Tutorials, VideosJessie Chen4 Comments

Hello again!

Today I want to share a quick and easy way to imitate pointed pen calligraphy if you don't have your typical calligraphy tools with you or if you're a beginner looking to try your hand at the modern calligraphy style. All it takes is a paper and pen!

At the end of the video, I will be sharing another way to faux calligraphy with watercolor pencils so make sure to stick around for that! :) 


• Zen Liner Paintbrush ——
• Muji 0.38 Gel Ink Pen ——
• Muji Dotted Notebook ——
• Derwent Inktense Pencils ——
• Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper ——
• Brause Rose Nib ——

Masking Fluid Tutorial with Calligraphy and Watercolor

Videos, TutorialsJessie Chen2 Comments

Hello all!

I wanted to share a quick video (and my very first!) on how I use masking fluid in my calligraphy using watercolor!

Let me know what you think of this technique and the other ways that you have used masking fluid, I would love to hear from you!


• Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper  ——
• Craft Smart All Purpose Brush Set  ——
• Pelikan Watercolor Opaque Set of 24  ——
• Pebeo Drawing Gum  ——
• Brause Rose Nib  ——
• 3M Painter's Tape, .94-Inch by 60-Yard  ——
• Recollections Embossing Heat Tool  ——