When it comes to the technique of brush lettering, you know my motto is that practice makes progress! The key is to get the motions into your muscle memory, just like riding a bike or driving a car, so that it becomes second nature to create those thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes. So far, I’ve shared practice pages for the script alphabet in both upper and lowercase, and the lowercase print alphabet. Here is the final set of pages in the series, the uppercase brush print alphabet. If you’re not sure how the technique works, you’ll want to take a look at my Basic Brush Lettering Technique tutorial first.
As with the other practice sheets, each letter has three examples for you to look at, then some lighter colored examples to trace with your pen so that you can get a feel for how the upstrokes and downstrokes of that letter work. Then, there’s about a row and a half of lined space for you to practice on your own.
There are two easy ways to use these practice pages.
1. DOWNLOAD THEM TO YOUR COMPUTER, THEN PRINT AND USE WITH BRUSH PENS.
The Tombow Fudenosuke is ideal to use on these pages, because the size of the tip is a perfect match for the examples. You can also fill a row using the thicker Dual Brush Pen to give you practice with two different kinds and sizes of pens.
2. DOWNLOAD THEM ON YOUR IPAD PRO AND OPEN IN THE PROCREATE APP.
If you have an iPad Pro and like to make your lettering digital, just open each page in Procreate, then use your Apple Pencil to trace over the examples and write your own. The best part about this is that you can always erase and reuse the practice sheets as many times as you like! One great brush to use is called Light Calligraphy; it’s available on Creative Market. You can also create your own custom brush using this tutorial…it’s easier than it sounds!
There is no wrong way to use these sheets! The key is to choose whatever works best for you and get started. Here’s where to grab them:
Just click the link above and you’ll see all six sheets. Each one has 4-5 of the letters on it, so you’ll need to download all six for the full alphabet.
Hope these help you in your lettering journey!
I also have a companion set of FREE PRACTICE PAGES for the LOWERCASE PRINT BRUSH ALPHABET, UPPERCASE SCRIPT BRUSH ALPHABET, & LOWERCASE SCRIPT BRUSH ALPHABET, so you can move on to those when you’re finished with this set.
Be sure to check out my step by step guide to basic brush lettering technique, and don’t forget, you can also preorder my 208 page interactive workbook, Hand Lettering for Relaxation, which will be released July 11! Happy lettering, friends!