Halloween has always been very big in my family. We love decorating the house with the macabre (I’ve got my Frida Kahlo skull on display) and — more importantly — getting to decorate ourselves! It’s freeing to step out of your comfort zone and be a little bit silly.
Besides brainstorming costumes, one of my favorite ways to gear up for this holiday is making Halloween-themed projects. From mail art to sketchbook pages to artwork for the house, it’s fun to indulge in creating something a little bit spooky! This year, I wanted to share some Halloween fun with you and make a Halloween-themed Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills packet.
What are Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills?
Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills (NYACDs) are TPK original printable calligraphy drills with a fun twist. Many traditional calligraphy drills depict nothing in particular; they’re just a collection of swirls or strokes. Every NYACD, however, is a little work of art. For example, the newly-released Spooky Edition shows you how to make graphics like this bat. Once you create it, you’ve not only worked on your pressure exertion and pen movements, but you’ve also created an eye-pleasing project!
About the Spooky Edition Calligraphy Drills
You can find the Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills: Spooky Edition ($5.00) by clicking here. Once you’ve downloaded the drills, print them off on a calligraphy-friendly paper such as 32# laserjet. Next, fill the drills out with your favorite pen/nib/ink combination!
This Spooky Edition calligraphy drills packet starts out with basic drills. These drills require simple movements that result in neat little illustrations.
Next, you’ll fill out two pages of square drills. These drills are a little bit more complicated than the basic drills, but you’ll find arrows to walk you through exactly how to create them!
After the square drills, you’ll fill out circular drills. These drills are more difficult than many of the square drills, so they have plenty of guidelines for you to follow.
Once you finish filling out the circle drills, you move on to the two large drills: a vampire bat and an arched-back cat.
The Spooky Drills packet ends with instructions for drawing a flourished skull.
Once you learn how to draw the skull, try using it to make a Halloween card or artwork to enhance your Halloween décor!
Free Calligraphy Drills
For every paid printable that I make, I like to make sure that there’s a free alternative. If you aren’t quite ready to invest in the Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills: Spooky Edition, you may like the following freebies:
- Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills
- 11 Calming Calligraphy Drills
- Six “Fun Foodie” Calligraphy Drills
Thanks very much for reading TPK, and enjoy these spooky drills — along with the gorgeous transition into autumn!