Since last year I've been obsessed with hand lettering. I took the 30 Days to Better Hand Lettering Course by Caroline from Made Vibrant, which I loved. I bought countless markers, brushes and pens, including a set of Tombow markers. And for a few months now I've been practicing like crazy.
As far as hand lettering is concerned, practice, practice and more practice is very important! And you have to start from scratch. Not from the letters and the alphabet, oh no. But from the lines, the midstrokes and the coils. You won't believe how frustrating it is trying to perfect your uperstroke - arghhhh!
To my quest to perfect my hand lettering, I've found loads of free worksheets online that I've printed quite a few times and I set myself once or twice a week where I practice for an hour. I would love to practice almost everyday, but my current schedule doesn't allow me to do so. But, even the two hours per week have done wonders to my hand lettering!
The following are 4 sets of practice worksheets from some amazing websites I found online and that I've spend countless hours going through many of their posts on hand lettering. I've printed them many times and practice with them over and over again.
|The Postman's Knock|
|Dawn Nicole Designs|
The above practice pages are from Dawn Nicole Designs. Another amazing website with loads of information, tips, freebies and a free lettering class on Facebook. You should definitely check it out. I like the above worksheets cause in the beginning I wanted to be able to actually trace the letters of the alphabet, before I try writing them by myself. Also, the page with the phrases is an excellent way to practice the flow of the letters when writing words. To print the practice pages click here.
I really like Lyssy from Lyssy Creates. I follow her on Instagram and I get mesmerized with her handlettering videos. When you subscribe to her email list you get access to her library where you can find a few worksheet printables like the one above. I like that you get 4-5 different pages with different lines and squares that help you and quide you. To get access to these worksheets click here.
One more amazing blog with everything you need to know about handlettering and calligraphy is the Destination Decoration. Elizabeth has some very detailed posts and videos to guide you along. You can download her basic strokes worksheets here.
I've been really enjoying learning hand lettering and I intent to continue practicing. I'm thinking of joining Liss's Freestyle Calligraphy Online Course. She is amazing! I'm also thinking of taking part in one of those Hand Lettering Instagram Challenges next month. Have you taken part in any of those?
So, what do you think of hand lettering? Have you tried practicing it?