Practice brush lettering with cursive handwriting worksheets

Hey everyone! Want to practice your brush lettering skills? Here's a new video showing you how to do just that, while using the free cursive handwriting worksheets I shared last week.

Learn and practice brush lettering with free cursive handwriting worksheets. Develop your personal lettering style by practicing different cursive styles!
 

Materials needed:

Materials needed to trace cursive worksheets: lightpad, rhodia dot pad, zebra brush pen, cursive worksheets
 
 

Brush Lettering Basics: Upstrokes and Downstrokes

First and foremost, it's important to know that brush lettering differs from regular handwriting because of the varying weights of your stroke.

Upstrokes are light, and downstrokes are heavy.

Brush lettering basics: upstrokes are light, and downstrokes are heavy. Practice smooth transitions between heavy and light strokes.

Brush lettering basics: upstrokes are light, and downstrokes are heavy. Practice smooth transitions between heavy and light strokes.

Not sure where to get started with brush lettering?

The Getting Started with Brush Lettering e-book was designed to be a guide for brush lettering beginners—for those of you who want to dive into brush lettering but have no idea where to start. This comprehensive guide will get you started with an in-depth look at materials, practice strokes, drills, and next steps for your passion.

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Practice: Draw the Entire Alphabet

You can use the cursive handwriting worksheets in a variety of ways. First, it may help to trace the entire page so you can get a feel of which styles you like versus which ones you don't like.

When tracing, remember to apply pressure to your downstrokes and ease up on pressure for your upstrokes and crossbars.

You can see how using a brush pen transforms your cursive styles to beautiful brush letters!

Use the free downloadable cursive worksheets to practice your brush lettering by tracing using a lightbox.
 

Practice: Draw One Letter Over and Over

To help develop your brush lettering skills, it also helps to practice letters over and over again until they're committed to your memory.

Trace the first letter, then repeat the letter over and over until it's committed to muscle memory.

Trace the first letter, then repeat the letter over and over until it's committed to muscle memory.

Practicing this way will help you develop your own hand lettering style over time, because you'll quickly be drawn to one style of letter over another, and soon you'll have your own library of go-to letters that work beautifully together.

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