October is a special month! Can you believe we’re starting the last 90 days of the year already?! If you had big plans to improve your calligraphy skills in 2023 but got sidetracked, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The year isn’t over yet, and I’m here to help!
It’s my mission to inspire and encourage lettering enthusiasts, so I’ve prepared a new detailed flourishing worksheet for you. And fittingly we’re writing the word ‘October’ this time. There’s 3 elaborate variations on the Capital Letters (aka. Majuscules) and some tips on adding just the right amount of flair.
Remember: in most cases, the secret to making your words look cohesive is by adding those flourishes at the start, end or even middle of the word, and making use of your entrance and exit strokes. This simple trick keeps your writing balanced and beautiful.
So please help yourself and enjoy this month’s free Procreate worksheet! Feel free to drop any comments or questions below. And if you missed the other 2 worksheets like this, you can find them at the bottom of the post!
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You’ll see when you open the worksheet in Procreate, I recommend a 3 step process to practice each variation of the word ‘October’.
Start by getting familiar with how the strokes and letters are made and when to pick up your pencil by removing the added complexity of the thick and thin strokes. So in this first example we simply trace the word using a standard Procreate brush called ‘HB Pencil’. This doesn’t have any pressure sensitive settings, so it gives the same weight to your strokes.
Next we introduce pressure! Using the special calligraphy style brush included in your download, trace the example again, but this time apply pressure to your downstrokes. This will give you the thick and thin strokes that feature in this style.
And finally in step three, you can take off the training wheels and try practicing on the blank row provided without tracing! I know it sounds scary at first, but it really is the way to progress your skills and move forward. And if you don’t feel ready, just repeat Step 2 a few more times by adding a blank layer above the instructions page!
Rinse and Repeat!
You can use this method for each example. And a quick Pro Tip : just create a new blank layer if you want to trace the word a few times before writing on your own. Happy Lettering!