Free Hand Lettering Practice Sheets: Q

Although it’s one of the less frequently used letters in the alphabet, from time to time, we’ll find ourselves needing to write the letter Q. Today, we’re going to take a look at the capital and lowercase Brush Script Q along with a few ways to embellish it.

Brush Script Q

If you’re brand new to hand lettering, brush script is characterized by the contrast of thick and thin lines within each letter. These differing thicknesses are created by applying more or less pressure to the tip of a brush pen as you write. If you’re unfamiliar with this process, you’ll want to check out this post about basic brush strokes and technique. Otherwise, let’s dive in and take a look at the letter Q.

Brush Script Q

Drawing a Capital Brush Script Q

The capital Brush Script Q we’re going to write looks different than the typical cursive one, which resembles a number 2. The form we’re going to learn looks more like print and begins just like a capital O. Once you’ve created that shape, all that’s left to do is add a small downstroke in the lower right that curves slightly at the top and bottom.

A variation on this is to keep your pen on the paper while you form the entire letter. This will connect the top of the letter with the stroke at the bottom.

Drawing a Lowercase Brush Script Q

The left side of a lowercase “q” is very similar to a basic oval. The right side is a downstroke that loops back up to the right, just like a lowercase “f.” Try joining these shapes together without picking up your pen.

Because it has a descender {a line that extends down past the baseline}, there are lots of ways to embellish a lowercase “q.” Here are a few ideas, all of which are based on simple spirals, loops, or both. Feel free to experiment with your own flourishes too!

Are you ready to practice these shapes? Here are three free worksheets I’ve created just for you. To use them, simply download the files using the link below, then print them out or upload them to your favorite digital lettering app. You are welcome to print and use them as often as you like for your own personal practice.

Download the free practice pages here

Brush Script Q


PS. Don’t miss the rest of the series!

Practice: A     Practice: B     Practice: C

Practice: D     Practice: E     Practice: F

Practice: G     Practice: H     Practice: I

Practice: J      Practice: K     Practice: L

Practice: M     Practice: N    Practice: O

Practice: P     Practice: Q     Practice: R

Practice: S     Practice: T     Practice: U

Practice: V   Practice: W     Practice: X

Practice: Y     Practice: Z

As you practice, I’d love to see your progress. Share your photos in our Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group or on Instagram.

Brush Script Q

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