For a long time, I, personally, wasn’t a fan of calligraphy drills. It’s easy to understand why they’re beneficial, but none of the drills I came across were really that much fun. I guess that when I’m practicing, I want to be working toward making something instead of just a random shape!
It’s been a while since I released a calligraphy drills sheet, so the other day I started toying with different themes. It was around lunchtime, so I suppose food was on my mind! What I came up with is a delightful little drills sheet that celebrates some beloved (or — for some — not so beloved) foods.
How to Use the “Fun Foodie” Printable Calligraphy Drills
Start by downloading the Six “Fun Foodie” Calligraphy Drills PDF file by clicking here. Then, print it off on a dip pen-friendly paper like 32# laserjet. Note that if you have trouble viewing or printing the file, you probably just need to download the latest version of Adobe Reader (it’s free) and use it to open the drills!
Once you’ve printed the drills, get out your favorite pen and ink combination. Then, start filling the drills out as per the instructions on the sheet.
Why Do Calligraphy Drills?
Writing out calligraphy drills can benefit you in a few ways. First of all, they help calligraphy beginners to master control of the dip pen. Calligraphy drills are really just a collection of different strokes that are found in letters, so every time you do drills, your lettering also improves.
Calligraphy drills — and, in particular, artistic drills like these — also provide a way to switch up your calligraphy practice. Instead of writing “A”, “A”, “A”, all of a sudden you’re drawing a mushroom or an avocado! It’s difficult to get bored with practicing when you have creative options like this.
More Printable Calligraphy Drills
Again, if you like this new foodie-themed collection of printable foodie-themed calligraphy drills, you can find it by clicking here. If you’re not feeling this collection, though, you’ve got other options! The two other popular free calligraphy drills on the TPK site are the 11 Calming Calligraphy Drills printable and the Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills printable.
There are currently two large printable drill packets available as well! The Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills: Under the Sea Edition explores a marine theme, while the Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills: Garden Edition sticks to botanicals and insects.
I hope that you enjoy this new calligraphy drills sheet, and that you find some time to fill it out this weekend! I’d love to see your results on Instagram — you can tag @thepostmansknock or hashtag #thepostmansknock. Feel free, too, to use any of these drills on projects or mail art. I think that little pineapple, in particular, would look great on an envelope!
Thanks so much for reading TPK, and enjoy the rest of your day!