Basic Strokes Worksheets for Small Brush Pens. Download these free brush calligraphy worksheets and get practicing!
Basic Strokes Worksheets for Small Brush Pens
Whether you’re a newbie or experienced with brush calligraphy, it’s always a good time to practice basic strokes.
It’s also a great warmup exercise if you haven’t lettered in a while or got a new type of brush pen.
Small brush pens are the perfect way to start brush calligraphy if you’re a newbie! They’re much easier to work with the larger brush pens.
The new sets of Basic Strokes Worksheets include an expanded set of basic calligraphic strokes. These strokes are simply pieces of all the letters of the alphabet.
These worksheets were designed for use with small brush pens. These are the supplies I recommend using.
- Paper: Print on Brush Pen-friendly paper. The recommended copy paper is HP Premium32 Paper.
- Small Brush Pen: The Tombow Fudenosuke is the best brush pen for these smaller “create” words on these worksheets. It’s ideal for beginners and pros alike! It comes in hard and soft tip options. I recommend the combo pack so you can see which you prefer. Or use the Fudenosuke Colors to make practicing even more fun.
- Procreate Brush: DND Basic Brush. Simply adjust the size on the slider to fit the size of the word you’re tracing. I usually set it to about 4% for the smaller words and 8% for the bigger ones.
Doing the Worksheets
- Don’t focus on making your strokes perfectly match mine. Focus more on the thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes part! Remember to use light pressure for the upstrokes and heavy pressure for the downstrokes.
- Go slow. Like super slow. Speed comes with practice and time but I find my work is most consistent when I keep it slow.
- Feel free to turn your page to get a better angle when needed.
- Be sure to set your printer scaling “Fit to Page.”
- The Printer I currently use is the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281cdw.
Brush Calligraphy Basics Video: Supplies
A short intro video on the basics supplies used for brush calligraphy.
Brush Calligraphy Basics Video: The Basic Strokes
A video lesson demonstrating how to do the basic strokes.
Download the Practice Sheets
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Click the buttons below to download the practice sheets
Printable Practice Sheet (PDF)
Procreate Practice Sheet (JPG)
When the JPG pops up, right-click and select “save as image.”
Bonus Brush Calligraphy Basics Video here:
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Basic Strokes Worksheets for Large Brush Pens
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Hey Dawn! Thank you for this great material, its so helpful! So, i didn’t find the Basic Strokes Worksheets for Large Brush Pen in the post for newbies, I think both have the same link.
Despite my bad english, thank you for everything, you’re such a inspiration.
Dawn Nicole says
Hey Luiza! Thank you for letting me know. All fixed now! 🙂 Here’s the link to the large brush strokes practice sheets: https://bydawnnicole.com/basic-strokes-worksheets-large-brush-pens/
Hi Dawn, thanks so much for the basic strokes worksheets and the videos. You mention in one of your videos that you have alphabet worksheets but I can’t seem to find them.
Dawn Nicole says
You can find the free set here: https://bydawnnicole.com/alphabet-calligraphy-free-practice-sheets/
And the shop sets here: https://shop.bydawnnicole.com/collections/workbooks