Today I’d like to share with you a free printable brush lettering drills practice sheet that you can use to practice hand lettering as much as you’d like. Practicing lettering drills is one of the best things you can do when you’re starting hand lettering. It helps build muscle memory and practice the main types of lettering strokes.
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This specific practice sheet focuses on brush lettering drills. With this lettering style, you’ll be alternating your pressure between upstrokes (thin) and downstrokes (thick). You need a brush lettering pen (Tombow Fudenosuke and Pentel Touch are my favorites). if you don’t want to get a brush lettering pen, you can achieve the pressure variation with Crayola Broad Line markers or Crayola Super Tips (if you like stationery items like me you’ll appreciate that it comes in a pack of 100 colors).
I’ll be sharing a monoline lettering drills practice sheet soon.
I’m including the PDF and JPEG files so you can either print this blank lettering practice sheet (PDF) and practice with any pen you want (see more tips on that below), or, if you’re more into digital lettering, you can use the JPEG file to practice hand lettering with your iPad + Apple Pencil + Procreate App.
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>>>I previously shared several lettering worksheets with sayings and different lettering styles. You can get them on this page.
Do you need inspiration? Check this other worksheet with 10 different lettering styles examples
This worksheet with motivational quotes to stay positive during tough times that I shared previously includes 10 different lettering styles and would be great to use in addition to this blank worksheet to give you inspiration and to help you try to replicate different lettering styles on your own.
This specific worksheet is also a great way to sample my 10 lettering practice workbooks. I included 10 quotes, each of them is in a different lettering style corresponding to the lettering workbooks available in my shop. This way, if you’d like to dive deeper and get more worksheets, you get to try the different lettering styles available and decide which workbook you’d like most to get (for more savings, you can also get a bundle of 5 workbooks or 10 workbooks).
Difference between brush lettering and monoline lettering
These 10 lettering styles can be divided into 2 categories: brush lettering and monoline lettering. 5 of each style.
Monoline Lettering: With this lettering style the width of each stroke is consistent throughout the letter: upstrokes and downstrokes are the same weight/width all along. With monoline lettering, you’re applying the same pressure throughout the word. Because of that, Monoline is a great lettering style to start with. You can use any Fineline tip marker or pen.
Brush Lettering: With this lettering style you’ll be alternating your pressure between upstrokes (thin) and downstrokes (thick). You need a brush lettering pen (Tombow Fudenosuke and Pentel Touch are my favorites). if you don’t want to get a brush lettering pen, you can achieve the pressure variation with Crayola Broad Line markers or Crayola Super Tips (if you like stationery items like me you’ll appreciate that it comes in a pack of 100 colors).
Here is an image to help you compare and preview all 10 different lettering styles included in this worksheet.
Benefits of hand lettering
I’ve always found hand lettering practice to be very relaxing. It helps to pause your brain and get you in a bit of a meditative state. I compare lettering worksheets a bit to coloring pages in that way.
Lettering tracing sheets are a great way to explore new hobbies or try to practice new skills. Because of its relaxing effect, lettering can be a great hobby to get into, you don’t need to be a creative genius to get started!
If you’d like to give it a try, I shared many free practice worksheets here. You can practice these quotes and recreate them in your planner, bullet journal, notebooks, or anywhere. Write them down again and again like mantras if you’d like. Whatever makes you feel good!
I love combining lettering and quotes because it makes these quotes all the more powerful.
This blank lettering practice sheet comes in printable (PDF) and Procreate (JPEG) friendly formats. You can download it towards the end of this page.
Get more Lettering Worksheets
If you like any of these lettering styles, you can get a full workbook (with 30/40 lettering worksheets) of each style in my shop. If you like all these styles and want more than 370 lettering worksheets (alphabets and themed sayings), you can get my bundle of 5 workbooks: I have a special offer for you here (75% savings) or my bundle of 10 workbooks.
You can also get a pack of 10 free printable lettering worksheets here.
You’ll be ready to add cute hand-lettered sayings to your planners and cards in no time.
★ Download Free Printable Brush Lettering Drills Practice Sheet★
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