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Did you sing that too? Want to letter it out?
HEY there! My name is Lyssy — as you probably already guessed — and I’ve been handwriting lyrics to the songs stuck in my head for the longest time!
Only now I write them out in calligraphy instead 😉
How can *you* get from handwriting to hand-lettering?
WAY back in 2015, I felt stuck. 4 years studying journalism sucked all the joy I got out of writing, and I desperately wanted a new creative outlet.
As luck would have it, I chanced on brush lettering and the rest — as people would say — is history!
I had zero calligraphy OR art background starting out — I took my last art class when I was 14! Heck, I still can’t even write in cursive smoothly!
All it takes to go from handwriting to hand-lettering is a whole lot of practice… Mostly on the basic strokes!
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Why listen to me (and my awkward face)?
I tumbled down the lettering rabbit hole quite by accident — I wanted a new creative hobby, and looking at lettering videos, I figured, “I can so make that!”
Well, not quite.
I quickly realised I could make that… In a year’s time.
That squiggly scrawl you use in the last 2 minutes of a test? That’s not cursive, and it does not help in lettering. At all. Go figure!
So I taught myself the basics from zero — as you might already know! — and everything spiraled from there!
Coming from zero was totally worth it!
LYSSY Creates was born ’cause being completely ZERO meant I could easily find information gaps, and I wanted to fill that gap and create a brush lettering resource for busy DIY beginners like you and me!
As a curious busy beginner, the huge variety of brush pens out there is overwhelming! Which do you choose to start with?
Practicing all the letters that use a U-shaped stroke might sound like a great idea to get the most out of practice time… But how do you know you didn’t miss any?
Coming from zero meant I got upclose and personal~ with those little pesky problems we self-learners face, which helps me tailor my workbooks and content for people just like me and you!