Learn 5 ways to letter August, plus get access to a Free Lettering Practice sheet! In this blog post, I’ll show you how to write August in calligraphy in several ways to help you improve your lettering skills.
5 WAYS TO LETTER AUGUST
I started this lettering series of FREE calligraphy practice sheets with the months of the year back in March. This idea came after I went back to the bullet journal system.
I wanted to see all the ways that I can apply my lettering skills into my bullet journal. Keeping each month different when I wrote it on my cover page seemed like a fun way to put my lettering skills to use and practice at the same time.
These worksheets are perfect to learn to letter so you can use it on your bullet journal or any other type of note-taking.
Check these blog posts to see the previous months:
UPDATE: I made this video to show you exactly how to create each style. I think this will make it easier for you to follow along and practice.
The 5 Ways to letter August FREE Calligraphy Worksheet is available on my Freebie Library, if you already have the password, head over there to download it. To get access to the Library, fill out the form below:
These are the 5 different styles I’ll show how to letter August on this tutorial:
- Faux Calligraphy
- Basic Modern Calligraphy
- Bounce Lettering
- Flourished Calligraphy
- Block lettering Style.
A great way to improve your calligraphy is by writing the same words in different ways. By doing this, you’ll find new styles and stay with the one you like the most.
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SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS 5 WAYS TO LETTER AUGUST FREE WORKSHEET
Having the right tools to practice calligraphy is essential. You don’t need anything expensive or fancy to start. But make sure you’re using the right tools to help you avoid frustration:
These are the supplies I recommend to use with any of my worksheets:
This way, you only need to print the sheet once and still practice several times. You can use any printer paper if you are using a regular pen. I ONLY recommend regular paper if you are doing Faux Calligraphy. Regular printer paper can shorten the life of your brush pens.
PENS & BRUSH PENS
For a complete list of supplies for beginners in brush pen calligraphy, make sure to check this blog post.
Each time you letter a word a different way, you can pick the letter form you like best and keep using it. Developing your calligraphy style is essential to make sure your lettering doesn’t look like anyone else. Sure, there are going to be some similarities, but you want your calligraphy style to be unique.
HOW TO USE THIS FREE “5 WAYS TO LETTER AUGUST” PRACTICE WORKSHEET?
- Fill out the form at the bottom of this post or go to my free resource library if you already have the password to get in. Once you’re there, select the practice sheet you’d like to download. For this tutorial, select the: 5 Ways to Letter August.
- The worksheet will be an instant download, and you can print it at home or a local printer store or library. You can use this inexpensive laser printer. (This printer is black and white. But that’s all you need at the moment to print the practice sheets). If you prefer a color printer, this is another inexpensive option
- Set your printer scaling to “Fit Page.”
- Once you’ve printed your worksheet, you’re ready to get your practice going!
REMEMBER: Use light pressure for the upstrokes (when you’re moving the pen upwards). And heavy pressure for the downstrokes (when you’re moving the pen upwards). Find a comfortable position and take breaks if you need to. Lift your pen between each stroke as you’re practicing the letterforms. You can also adjust your page anytime to get a better angle.
I know you won’t do this, but I still have to keep you updated with these terms. All the worksheets and files contained in my resource library are for PERSONAL use ONLY. They are original work designed, owned, and COPYRIGHTED by ©Vial Designs. You can’t alter, sell, or redistribute them. Re-distributing, the PDFs/JPGs/PNGs violate digital copyright laws. If you love these worksheets and want to share them, send your friends directly to this blog post or my free resource library so they can have access too!
JUST GETTING STARTED AND WANT TO LEARN MODERN CALLIGRAPHY?
To get started learning Modern Calligraphy the RIGHT way, make sure you check this blog post:
- HOW TO: MODERN CALLIGRAPHY & HAND LETTERING FOR BEGINNERS. In the blog post, I give you an overview of EVERYTHING you need to get started learning Modern Calligraphy using brush pens.
- If you don’t have access to brush pens, but still want to make beautiful letters, then check these blog posts where I show you how to make lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and symbols using a regular pen.
I hope you find this blog post helpful and you start creating calligraphy today!
I hope you find this blog post helpful and you start creating calligraphy today! Tag me @VialDesigns (on Instagram) or Vial Designs on (Facebook), so I can see your work. Or come over to the Facebook group and share your work with calligraphy-loving people like you!