Try out some Brush Lettering Practice Sheets to improve your hand lettering skills!
Brush lettering may look complicated but it’s actually quite easy once you’ve mastered how to hold the pen and the upward/downward strokes. As with anything, if you want to up your lettering game then you’ll need to put in the time and practice!
That’s where a brush lettering practice sheet or two will come in handy!
What is Brush Lettering?
Brush lettering is a type of hand lettering – more specifically lettering created with a brush pen.
What supplies do I need?
If you’re a brush lettering newbie, you don’t really need expensive pens to get started. The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush pen is a good pen to try if you’re a beginner. If you want to use something with a pop of colour then the Crayola markers or Supertips are a good option too.
If you have already given brush lettering a go and feel as though it’s something you want to stick with then I’d recommend the Tombow Dual brush pens. They are a little more expensive but they are a really nice to write with and come in so many different colours!
What sort of paper should I print the practice sheets on?
Don’t use ordinary copy paper! You may end up damaging or fraying the brush tips of your pens. HP Premium24 Printer Paper or tracing paper are popular (and safe!) choices for brush lettering.
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Here is a list of 10 brush lettering practice sheets which are free to download and print.
The Postman’s Knock
This is a really helpful site for anyone interested in learning the art of lettering (plus all of the projects are so pretty!). There are heaps of brilliant free resources on there but here are just a couple of the brush lettering printables:
Not Your Average Brush Pen Calligraphy Drills – This worksheet is a series of wavy lines and loops that are designed to help you with pen pressure and getting your writing motion just right. Good for a beginner, these sort of you up for success!
Free Brush Pen Calligraphy Worksheets – A set of four pages which include stroke practice, curves and a basic alphabet.
The Tombow Dual Brush pens are my absolute favourite to use when it comes to hand lettering. The Tombow USA site offers free worksheets to help you brush up on your lettering skills! They have a detailed 17 page brush lettering printable which includes different brush strokes, lettering and numbers.
All About Planners
If you know exactly what you’re going to write but just need to practice your lettering, these lined practice sheets might be exactly what you’re looking for. They come in two sizes so you can practice both lowercase and uppercase lettering. Plus, there is an extra dotted guide line if you need it.
By Dawn Nicole
Dawn shares heaps of free practice worksheets and videos on her site, most of which are perfect for beginners. There are some really fun and unique designs in there too!
Plus, her worksheets are all available for Procreate on iPad.
The Petite Planner
If you are keen to learn flourishes and bounce lettering techniques, then Mariah over at the Petite Planner has a really useful post that will help come in useful!
Kelly Sugar Crafts
As a beginner, basic brush stroke practice is really important to develop muscle memory. If you can get the hang of the upstrokes and downstrokes then it’s so much easier to move on to the lettering. Kelly from Kelly Sugar Crafts has both a basic stroke worksheet and uppercase/lowercase worksheets available.
Love Paper Crafts
A great way to practice brush lettering is to write out complete words, that way you can get used to joining individual letters together. Love paper crafts has a free printable with card sayings! Use them to practice your brush lettering or add them to a card and show off your new skills!
Although there are heaps of practice sheets out there, these are just a small selection of ones that I have tried and enjoyed completing.
Try out as many different ones as you can – the more practice you get, the better your brush lettering will become!