LET’S TALK ABOUT ME AND YOU
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!
LEARN THE BASIC STROKES — FREE!
7 info-packed video lessons that break down all the basic strokes into bite-sized actionable pieces!
Accountability + support on Instagram and in a private Facebook group for you to share your practice and get feedback!
All that AND free worksheets and cheatsheets delivered straight to your inbox so you can practice, practice, practice!
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!