Can you believe we’ve made it to the end of the alphabet already? This month, we’ve been looking in depth at how to form each letter in the hand lettering font known as Brush Script, and today, we’re finishing it all up with the Brush Script Z.
If you’re just starting out with hand lettering and aren’t familiar with brush technique, you’ll probably want to start at the beginning of the series so you can learn about things like downstrokes and how to change the thickness of your lines while using a brush pen. If you’ve been following along, though, you’re practically a pro by now! So, let’s tackle this final letter together.
Drawing a Capital Brush Script Z
The capital Brush Script Z is just a combination of two shapes we already know; a basic overturn and an overturn with a loop! When you place one on top of the other, you end up with the script “z.” Try forming the shapes individually, then stacking them without picking up your pen.
If you prefer a more print-style “Z” there’s another option you can try. This is just a horizontal stroke, a diagonal downstroke, and one more horizontal stroke at the bottom.
Drawing a Lowercase Brush Script Z
The lowercase “z” is just like the capital one, only smaller. It only goes up as far as the x-height and extends down below the baseline. Once again, it’s formed with an overturn on top of an overturn with a loop.
Here are two free practice sheets to help you practice forming your z’s. The first one focuses on the letter itself, and the second one will help you connect the z to the other letters and form words. To use these sheets, just click below and download the files to your device. Then, print them out or upload them to your favorite digital lettering software.
PS. Don’t miss the rest of the series! Check back each day throughout the month of June for new letters and practice pages, and be sure to download the sheets for A-Y.
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