Today on Instagram I posted a photo for the #RockYourHandwriting challenge of all my many handwriting and lettering worksheets and guides – which, turns out, is a lot of them. See exhibit A….
Since so many people are refining their craft, I compiled a list of my favorite folks providing practice guides. So here’s the down and dirty – you’re in and you’re out – because you got a lot of drills to do!
- I have a basic flourishing guide that I hand-drew to get you started getting familiar with the movements of a flourish
- Lindsey at Postman’s Knock. She provides a brush calligraphy worksheet for free and many different styles for just $4-$5 a pop which is a great deal. My personal favorite is the Kaitlin style. She is an incredible teacher – she breaks down everything into steps and has a huge archive of lettering lessons on her blog. She specializes in pointed pen calligraphy, but lessons are very applicable to brush lettering.
- Nina Tran. Another incredible pointed pen artist, she helps run the HandletteredABCs challenge and walks through the Copperplate and Spencerian scripts through breakdowns and drills. She’ll also broadcast live on Periscope and help you learn. She and Bianca Mascorro have printable guidesheets to practice!
- Olivia at Random Olive. She runs the #brushletterpracticechallenge and has an awesome brush letter practice guide as well for a reasonable price to help you get into brush calligraphy.
- Kara at boho.berry has just started offering a practice sheet for lettering for her whimsical style
- Kim at tinyrayofsunshine just created her Handwriting Guide if you are looking at how to get your handwriting practice on.
- Dee at Decade Thirty, whose handwriting is #goals, has a handwriting practice guide AND a blog post series that seeks to unlock your own handwriting potential.
- Ian Barnard is a fantastic handlettering artist who provides these awesome guidesheets to draw serif letters – something I haven’t seen a lot of online
- Jenn at HelloBrio has a brush lettering book chock full of lettering guides for a very reasonable price
- Cindy at Llamas Love Lettering. Oh goodness Cindy is the BEST – she uses your everyday pens and shows you how to make magic with them step by step. She has awesome videos on YouTube that walk you through the steps, and has free worksheets on your blog to help you improve your handwriting. Since handwriting is the basis to a lot of this faux-calligraphy and hand-lettering, this is extremely helpful.
- Dawn Nicole Designs not only has a “30 days to better lettering” course, but awesome tutorials and free worksheets so you can learn, too.
WHEW what a list!
Interested in going further with your lettering practice? You might want to check out my posts on how to get started with handlettering (supplies, tips), comparing a few popular brush pens, or how I write in different styles.
There are some awesome folks out there that are being so generous with their time – did I miss someone that’s your fave? Which of these are you practicing with right now!? Let me know down below –