Brush Calligraphy

I know that starting with brush calligraphy can seem super intimidating, that is why I've created this page to help you and guide you in this new creative venture.

Don't know where to start? I got you covered! Start by reading my full guide to Brush Calligraphy, here I cover everything you should know before starting, from definitions to posture, how to hold a pen, and how letters are constructed.

What more? Check out my list of resources below, from post to tools and classes.

Brush Calligraphy basics

Here you can find a selection of in-depth blog post where I  share tips and tools to learn and improve your lettering and calligraphy.

Where to learn brush calligraphy?

My favorite place to learn is Skillshare, I have their yearly subscription and I am obsessed! If you want to give it a try you can get 2 months of FREE Premium membership using exclusive my link.

Skillshare is an online learning community where independent artist shares their knowledge, you can find anything from lettering and arts to photography and business.

Some of the classes I definitely recommend checking out are:

Brush calligraphy tools

Here are my favorite lettering tools, for more information on books, pens, paper and more check my tools page.

Brush calligraphy & lettering videos

Here you can find some of my latest videos. I love sharing quotes and recording time-lapses of work I've done with the iPad. (click on each image to view the video on Pinterest)

Sharing your calligraphy

One of the best ways to get your work out there is Social media if you haven't yet started a blog, starting with Instagram is a must!

And the best way to get your pictures found is by using relevant hashtags, here I am sharing some of the most popular ones for both Lettering and Calligraphy.

If you are not sure about the difference between calligraphy & lettering, I wrote this post where I talk all about what's lettering and what is calligraphy.

LETTERING HASHTAGS

#handlettering
#lettering
#letteringbasics
#learnlettering
#letteringbeginner
#modernlettering
#brushlettering

CALLIGRAPHY HASHTAGS

#calligraphy
#beginnercalligraphy
#crayligraphy
#brushlettering
#calligraphyvideo
#moderncalligraphy
#modernscript

OTHER HASHTAGS

#typography
#goodtype
#handtype
#brushtype
#handdrawn
#typenerd
#letteringdaily

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MY TOOLKIT

Lettering & calligraphy tools

A compilation of everything that is in my toolbox & why I love them

Content creation gear

A list of all the gear, tools and gadgets I use to make videos and take pictures

My business resources

A list of all the tools I use to run both my blog and lettering business
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Joy Kelley

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