Free Calligraphy Practice Sheets = Quickest Learning
Calligraphy practice sheets are all the rage these days, and FREE makes everything even better. The reason for this popularity is that there is no better way to give yourself structured practice when you are first starting out. Once you get a handle on your first script, you will understand the best way you learn personally. But until then, these will allow you to get a jump start on learning a lifelong skill.
So if you are a beginner, the question is what calligraphy script are you interested in learning? What alphabets do you want to master? If you are unsure at this point but you want to get a little taste of what kind of calligraphic scripts (or incorrectly called “fonts”) you can quickly check out my post on the Complete Beginners Guide.
1. Modern Brush Calligraphy
First off, the most popular of the free calligraphy practice sheets. These modern calligraphy practice sheets are designed to be completed with any brush pen or even Crayola Markers. Above is an example of the first page of what the calligraphy practice sheet looks like. The letters are separated into each singular brush stroke and every change in direction is numbered and indicated by an arrow. There is then space to the right of the example letter for you to practice the letter as many times as you can. If you would like to see me go through these practice sheets stroke by stroke check out my Modern Brush Calligraphy Tutorial video.
Just so you are aware..
I have a Masterclass modern brush workbook on sale now, it will start you at the absolute basics and teach you connections, flourishing and calligraphy compositions. Check it out if you are interested ☺️. Anyways, onto the freebies.
To download the FREE Modern Brush Calligraphy Practice sheets please click here:
2. Gothic Blackletter Lowercase (for Beginners)
Up second is the lowercase blackletter sheets. If you are just starting to learn how to use a broad edge pen to write blackletter scripts, this is the perfect script to begin with. This sheet is designed for the 6mm Pilot Parallel Pen and is 4 nib widths high. This set of sheets are not in alphabetical order but instead are in order of difficulty. Starting with “i” the letters get more complicated and move into the ascenders and descenders (uppercase and lowercase letters). There are no arrows on this set of practice sheets to indicate direction, but I made a detailed video demonstrating how to properly utilize broad edge pens for blackletter calligraphy. Follow along with my video here: Learning Simple Gothic
To download the FREE Lowercase Blackletter Calligraphy Practice sheets please click here:
3. Gothic Blackletter Capitals
Similar to the previous set of practice sheets this now covers the blackletter capitals. This set has a bit higher difficulty and includes hairlines and rotations. If you are unsure on how to complete these strokes feel free to check out this blackletter capital practice video that goes through these exact practice sheets!
To download the FREE Blackletter Capitals Calligraphy Practice sheets please click here:
4. Copperplate Practice Sheets
Lastly, (for now), are the copperplate practice sheets. They include a 55-degree slanted line grid which is standard to the copperplate script and an example of each letter written on the first line. These are for the more experienced pointed pen users but this script is one that requires the most practice. So why not download a free copperplate practice sheet for the many hours of practice, to get those sweet, sweet fancy letters.
I do also have a premium Copperplate workbook available that teaches everything from basic strokes and letters, to connections and words and even flourishing and compositions. I also have a video course going through them if you want a more guided approach. If that’s something you want to check out its over on my store.
But to download the FREE Copperplate Calligraphy Practice sheets please click here:
5. Faux Calligraphy
Did I just say 4? Well, I’m going to include a 5th “bonus” free practice sheet.”Faux” calligraphy is the best to start with if you don’t have tools. Its a type of bubble letter that mimics brush letter calligraphy.
To download the FREE Copperplate Calligraphy Practice sheets please click here
Follow along with my video here: How to Learn Faux Calligraphy
If you found any of these sheets helpful…
I have since made Premium practice sheets which can be found here:
Looking for Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy Practice Sheets?
It was popular enough for its own post over here: Free Modern Calligraphy Practice Sheets Post
Thanks for Reading!
These free printable practice sheets, paired with some diligent practice, are your path to getting to the writing goal you have set for yourself.
I hope these free calligraphy practice sheets aid you in getting better at your craft! Any suggestions on what I should make next? Is there something you would improve on with these practice sheets? Let me know in the comments below. I read em all.