If you have ever taken an in person workshop with me, you know how much I emphasize that practice is the key to unlocking your success. Whether you are trying your hand at modern calligraphy, diving in to brush pen lettering, or creating unique hand drawn letters, practicing your skill is the cornerstone of seeing growth.
You don’t have to devote hours and hours each day, or even every week to perfect your new skill (who wants perfection these days anyways?). I like to pour myself a cup of my favorite hot tea, put on a good podcast or Netflix show, and work on my drills or alphabet. Got 10 minutes while dinner is cooking in the oven? Great, grab your pen and practice at the kitchen table! Want to unwind at the end of your workday with a glass of wine? Yas girl, grab your supplies and build that muscle memory!
The point is, make your practice work for you and your life. If you can practice even just a few minutes on a handful of days each week, you will see progress! I always recommend keeping your practice sheets so that you can look back and see how much you have improved over time. You will be amazed at how quickly you will build your new skill!
My goal is to be a resource for others looking to learn or a grow a new creative skill, so today I am including a free download. Click below to download a FREE practice sheet with guidelines for lowercase and uppercase letters! This practice sheet will work for a variety of lettering styles - just print on a heavyweight printer paper and have fun! If you don’t have a heavyweight paper on hand, my go to is this HP 32# Laserjet paper. You will want to avoid your regular ol’ printer paper as it is too thin and will cause your nibs to catch, ink to bleed, or if you are working with a brush pen, it just won’t be as smooth and easy to write on.
I’d love to see what you’re up to, so tag us @thescribblist on social media so we can follow your journey!