After spending time learning the Copperplate Letterforms and spacing & connection rules, your hard work finally pays off when you move on to writing words! It is what digital calligraphy is all about afterall, right?!
I definitely noticed a new momentum in my practice and saw my skills improve exponentially once I began writing words. It allows you to bring together all that training you’ve invested and practice the strokes in a more natural way. You’ll see white space differently and balanced spacing of the letters starts to really click.
And the best part is you get to create pieces you can actually use! Whether for a personal piece, a design project or an Instagram post, you’ll open up a lot of practical applications for your new calligraphy skills!
Before you start though, I definitely recommend having some practice words planned out and ready to go. It will ensure you make the most of your time and get in the zone, rather than spinning your wheels trying to work out what to write (🙋ahem #guilty). And I don’t know about you, but I found the trickiest part is coming up with words!
I created these Procreate Word Practice Guides to help with that incase you could use a head start. They are part of a bonus in the ‘Learn Copperplate on the iPad‘ digital course and not usually available outside of it. But people have asked for access, so I wanted to offer an opportunity to grab them!
There are 5 issues thoughtfully designed to include a variety of uppercase and lowercase letters so your muscle memory gets a proper workout.
Each issue contains 10 practice words, a blank guide sheet, printable PDF & 2 brushes (the calligraphy and a guidelines brush). They are $5.50 each or save 25% when you get 3, or grab all 5 issues (50 words) for $19.25 and save 30%!
These Procreate word guides will be in the shop for a limited time, until the 14th February so grab them quick! You can also download a free sample below.
Having these ready to go really was what took my digital calligraphy skills to the next level so I hope they help you too!