The iPad Calligraphy website has been around for almost 7 years now, if you can believe it!! Over that time, I’ve released a lot of freebies for you to enjoy for lettering and general Procreate goodies (and you have access to the full collection by being on the email list).
I know not everyone can afford to purchase full guides, products, courses and workbooks, so I like to offer you a good selection of my premium resources for free so you can see what it’s like, try it out (and commit if you want to take it further and when you’re sure it’s worth spending your hard-earned money!)
Well today I’m collating the best free workbooks I’ve released over that time for learning iPad Calligraphy + Procreate.
And like most things, it all starts with the basics …
The iPad Calligraphy Starter Kit
This Starter Kit includes everything you need to get set up and running to write script calligraphy. It teaches you the basic strokes, includes the special 55 degree angle guidelines you need to keep your lettering consistent and the pressure sensitive calligraphy brush that changes width based on your pressure.
Spoiler alert: the basic strokes in the practice guide actually are the building blocks for the *entire alphabet*! They combine together to create all the letterforms, so as you can imagine, they’re kind of a big deal! Get these down and you are well on your way.
The Free Word Guide Series
This series of word guides contains 5 words each to get you comfortable with lettering connections and spacing when writing words.
Flourished ‘April’ (3 variations)
This Procreate worksheet contains the word April written in three different ways with variation on the letters & flourishes to give some variety to practice and play with. While slightly more advanced to do on your own, a beginner won’t have any problem following along with the guide. It includes the brush and additional layers to use for your practice.
Flourished ‘September’ (3 variations)
Just like the April version above, this worksheet has the word ‘September’ written in different variations on the flourishes and uppercase letters. (Oh and look out for the October edition coming out next week!)
Gesture Like a Boss
If you’ve ever opened Procreate before, the first thing you notice is how clean and simple the interface is. That’s great and all, but can be a little intimidating, especially for those that are new and just getting started.
Well while this isn’t calligraphy related specifically, this worksheet is super helpful! It goes into detail about using layers, installing brushes, plus a full section on the most popular gestures you need to know to use Procreate properly!
These worksheets will help when you have limited time and you just want to open something up and get practicing without wasting any time!
Drop a comment below if there’s one you enjoyed in particular or would like to request something.