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 if you sign up to my newsletter below:


To be able to get these styles onto paper in an orderly fashion I have also prepared two different guide sheets – one with slanted lines and one without.

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!


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The free online course includes everything for getting started with calligraphy:

* Basic tools & practice techniques
* Action steps to perfect your calligraphy skills
* Tips on how to find the right mindset for successful practice
* free worksheets and exercises

It’s the perfect course for newbies and everyone interested in calligraphy! Plus, it’s absolutely free! Simply sign up below to enroll:

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