I’ve assembled these worksheets for anyone who wants to get started with modern calligraphy or who wants to learn a new calligraphic style. You can choose between 4 writing styles, each is a little bit different and has its own personality. All in all it’s a mixture of styles that I use in my own work and some fun variants.
I’ve designed the practice sheets so that you can print them out and practice directly on the paper (if you use high quality printer paper that can be used with a calligraphy pen – I have assembled some tips here) or you can just print them off and use them with a lightbox and a sheet of layout paper.
For each style there’s a whole alphabet, caps and lower case, as well as numbers and basic punctuation.
The styles in detail:
- No. 1: A basic round, classic style
No. 2: a bit fancy, more dramatic style
No. 3: a very elegant style, with a few flourishes
No. 4: an informal upright script style
You can get all of the 4 practice sheets for free (plus the free email course “Calligraphy Basics” to help you get started) if you sign up to my newsletter below:
For those who want to go more in-depth, I have created premium workbooks for these styles with more detailed instructions. These 20-page calligraphy workbooks are a resource for calligraphy beginners who want to improve their skills quickly with a structured approach. You’ll get more guidance than in the free worksheets at a very moderate price. Each workbook contains: an introduction to the basic tools and techniques, practice worksheets featuring warm-up strokes, complete lower and upper case alphabets with numbers and symbols for one particular style, a resources guide and tips on how to practice, plus guidesheets. All of this comes in a handy 20-page PDF workbook ready for you to print out. You can read more and buy the workbooks here.
I hope all of you have fun with the new practice sheets!
With this post, I’ll also take a small break from blogging until next year. I have a lot of exciting things planned, so I hope to see you then to share it with you. Until then, happy calligraphy practicing!