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9 ‘Secrets’ to Learning Brush Calligraphy You Need to Know (+ Free Course!)

Okay, they aren’t really secrets. But there are 9 very important things you need to know when it comes to learning brush calligraphy and that is your 9 basic strokes. These 9 strokes form the foundation of most script alphabets so… You need to know them!

Unfortunately, if you read the first post in this Lettering for Beginners series, most of beginners don’t know this and skip straight to letters and words, which is pretty much like trying to walk before you can crawl!

Today, in Part 3 of this series, I want to make sure YOU don’t make that mistake and have all the information you need on these basic building blocks. Let’s get started!

Learn Brush Calligraphy Basic Strokes

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3 Quick Tips to Make Your Calligraphy Perfect

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You've been lettering a while. You can make thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes. But somehow... your calligraphy feels off. You can't seem to make your calligraphy perfect — and you can't pinpoint what's wrong! If this is what you're...

5 Ways to Break Your Creative Block

Have you ever wanted to paint or letter but just felt… stuck? That, my friend, is a creative block. You know you can do it. You just feel really ‘meh’ about it! It isn’t a fun place for any creative to be, so today, I’m sharing 5 things I do whenever I’m stuck. I call...

How to Get Thin Upstrokes in Brush Pen Calligraphy

Aren’t upstrokes what we love and hate, and love to hate, and hate to love? — it’s a confusing relationship as we struggle to get the perfect thin upstroke. But don’t worry, I’m here to make it slightly easier for you with a few quick tips! PRACTICE IS KEY FOR THIN...

Is Your Poor Paper Choice Killing Your Brush Pens?

Don’t get me wrong. If you’re just dipping your feet into the shallow end, paper choice hardly matters. You can easily use any brush marker — or even a paintbrush — on any paper you have on hand. You’re just seeing if this is a hobby you’d like after all. But if...

Lettering on Black Paper: Pens & Paints

“What do I use to write on black paper?” is a question that is asked a lot. It’s easy to write on white, of course, but lettering on dark surfaces is pretty glam. There are pens, paints and inks for this, and this post rounds them all up for you. (Some of the links in...

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