Regardless of your skill level, shaky calligraphy strokes will always be a problem that requires attention. Today, we’ll talk about five potential shakiness causes and their solutions! I’ve also got a warm up worksheet for you that can lead to more fluid, confident strokes in your calligraphy projects.
For the past nine years, I’ve joyfully created modern calligraphy. It never occurred to me to try my hand at a traditional style until I began getting requests for Copperplate calligraphy worksheets starting about five years ago. At that point, I picked up Eleanor Winters’ Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy, and I promptly felt overwhelmed by all the rules and guidelines.
Calligraphy medallions are stunning pieces of art comprised of simple strokes and repetition. When you make a calligraphy medallion, you’re practicing pointed pen movements and learning spatial consistency. While these benefits are appealing, the best part about making calligraphy medallions is the result of your efforts!
We may be halfway done with January of 2021, but the year is still new! With that in mind, I chose to focus on a blank slate theme for this calligraphy quote worksheet. It centers around wisdom from T.S. Eliot: “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” The calligraphy features two aspects of modern lettering that can be a little terrifying for beginners (flourishing and bouncy letters), so filling it out will give you valuable practice!
Free calligraphy worksheets abound on TPK, but I’ve never compiled them into one article before! In the list below, you’ll find all of the printable worksheets that live on this site. We’ll start with faux/dip pen calligraphy, then we’ll work our way down to brush pen calligraphy and everyday handwriting.
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