Since I regularly teach beginners’ modern calligraphy at my workshops, I have slowly put together an in-depth workbook as part of the kits given out to the students. And now you can get the printable version of this workbook, print out the PDF file and start practicing with your brush pens immediately. Available now in my Shop.
Over the years I have managed to carefully calibrate my Instagram feed to provide me the best of the calligraphy inspiration out there. These are artists whose work I personally look at a lot. Each of them has a personal style with some unique elements.
Here are my best picks for modern calligraphy ideas to try in 2018, specially for beginners. Some have an interesting style or tools to be used, some are part of recent lettering trends, each can help you bring a new shine to your lettering.
If you want to start learning copperplate calligraphy, but don't know which tools to buy or where to find an oblique holder, or which nibs and ink to use, this is your guide. With links to the tools on Amazon.in. and readymade Amazon wishlist—especially useful if you're in India.
The guideline sheets best for you depend on your familiarity with the copperplate script. Beginners need more descriptive larger guidelines, while advanced students need a no-fuss one. There's a LOT of options available online, each a little different. Here's 3 of the best free printable PDFs for each stage of your progress, including my own custom sheet.