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...

Learn Lettering on A Budget: 5 Things You Need

One very common question I get is how do you learn lettering on a budget. I get it. It’s a hobby, and with #allthethings getting in your face on Instagram and Pinterest, it’s easy to think you need all that. The truth is lettering can be an inexpensive hobby. You just...

Learn Brush Pen Calligraphy: The Alphabet (+ Free Lesson Plan!)

Somehow, September has become Brush Pen Calligraphy 101 month! Which is pretty cool. So far, we’ve covered supplies and the 8 basic strokes, plus some big mistakes to avoid, so today, it’s time to start actually drawing some letters and learn the brush pen calligraphy...

3 Lettering Mistakes Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them

One thing I want to do here on Lyssy Creates is to save your time. We are all crazy busy people, so if I can save you a little time, I want to do that — starting right here with the lettering mistakes you can avoid as a budding lettering artist. (Some of the links in...