If you are looking to start learning calligraphy then I hope you have been keeping up with the past few posts. Since I have started a new series on learning calligraphy today! So far in part 1 I went over picking whether to start with brush pens or dip pens. And in part 2 I went over the perfect calligraphy supplies you need to start. Now it’s time for part 3. And today I will go over the basic calligraphy strokes you need to learn first before anything else in calligraphy.
Once you have the supplies you need and are ready to start learning calligraphy it can feel intimidating. Like where should you start? Do you just start writing words or take a class, the options are endless and with too many options it might be easier to never start. So I am going to make this super simple and give you a starting point with a free basic calligraphy strokes worksheet.
I believe the easiest way to get started with your calligraphy practice today is to use worksheets. But not just any type of worksheets will do, before you start writing out words, phrases, addresses, etc you need to start with the basic calligraphy strokes. So here is the breakdown of the strokes that will build your foundation.
Basic Calligraphy Strokes
Practice Practice Practice
Now that you have an understanding of the basic calligraphy strokes, you need to practice them! And lucky for you I have an easy worksheet that you can print off and start practicing right now. You can use your Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen or your dip pen for this worksheet.
As far as how much you should practice, that is really up to how much time you have to commit. If you want to pick up this skill quickly then practicing everyday will really help. But any amount of calligraphy practice time is going to be beneficial. Be sure to mark the time on your schedule and stick to it, you can start small with 10 minutes a few days a week and see how that works for you.