A decade ago, I jumped into the world of pointed pen calligraphy without any knowledge of calligraphy drills. Now that I’m an avid pointed pen user, I realize how much I would have benefited from taking the time to write soothing, repetitive strokes from the get-go. Calligraphy drills offer a judgment-free zone for you to gain confidence using your writing instrument of choice. Once you have a good feel for how to create calligraphy, drills become useful as a way to warm up. Most importantly, they are relaxing and meditative.
Fact: doing calligraphy drills will improve your pointed pen skills. They’re good for all levels of calligraphers: beginners will benefit from enhanced pen control. Intermediate calligraphers will experience greater confidence when writing letters and flourishes. Even advanced calligraphers do drills — often as a warmup — to ensure a steady hand.
If you like a bohemian/artistic look, bouncy calligraphy is fantastic! It offers a stress-free way to write because you don’t have to worry about drawing pencil guidelines. Letter formations are welcome to be inconsistent as long as they’re legible, and lingering flourishes fit right in. In today’s worksheet, we’ll practice writing a springtime quote in bouncy Kaitlin Style calligraphy.
For many of us, variety is the secret to sticking with a hobby or a habit. Pointed pen calligraphy is no exception: it’s important to keep things fresh in order to stay interested! That’s why I love taking my pointed pen practice beyond the alphabet. Today, I’ve got a fantastic limited edition worksheet that will encourage you to do the same. In it, you’ll learn how to create four flourished woodland creatures.
Calligraphy is all about spacing, which can be frustrating because there’s no set spacing formula. Sometimes, you’ll get done with a piece only to realize that there’s something “off” about how the letters are spaced … they might be too squished in one place and too wide in another. Spacing is something that only improves with practice, and today’s free Calligraphy Dot Drills Printable Worksheet helps to provide that practice in a fun and challenging way.