5 WAYS TO LETTER MAY + FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
Today’s FREE practice worksheet will be in the resource library. You can get access to it by filling out the form at the end of this blog post.
HOW TO LETTER MAY IN 5 DIFFERENT WAYS AND WHY
- Basic Morden Calligraphy Style
- Bounce Calligraphy style
- Flourished Calligraphy
- Block lettering Style.
SUPPLIES I RECOMMEND FOR THIS FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEET
Having the right tools to practice calligraphy is crucial. These are the supplies I recommend. If you are a beginner and want to know the whole list of supplies for beginners, make sure you check this blog post.
- Paper. I recommend HP Premium32 Paper because if of higher quality, which is great for your brush pens. Or you can also use tracing paper and put it on to of your worksheet to practice. 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.
For a complete list of supplies for beginners in brush pen calligraphy, make sure to check this blog post.
HOW TO USE THE FREE PRACTICE WORKSHEETS?
- 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 May.
- The worksheet will be an instant download, and you can print it at home or a local printer store or library. I 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!
- IMPORTANT: Slow down! As you are practicing, make sure to take your time. Doing calligraphy is not meant to be fast.
- 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.
Get access to the FREE calligraphy practice sheet shown above by filling out the form below.
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