Learn how to do brush pen calligraphy and download our free worksheets

Get creative with Becki Clark's brush pen calligraphy tutorial and practise using our free worksheets.

Brush pen calligraphy free download

If, like us, you’ve been admiring beautiful brush stroke calligraphy writing on Pinterest and Instagram then this is the project for you.

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Expert calligrapher Becki Clark shows us how it’s done in our handy video tutorial (below), plus we’re giving you some free worksheets to download.

Becki says: “I love brush pen calligraphy because there’s no set rules, so you can create your own style.”

Use the sheets to practise your writing and copy some of the stunning phrases inside to create your own stylish cards, artwork and gift tags.

Click here to download your free calligraphy practice sheets

Watch the brush pen calligraphy video tutorial

Brush pen calligraphy tips from Becki Clark

1

Invest in good tools

Becki likes to use a Pentel GFKP brush pen, because it has a flexible brush which feels like a paintbrush – but it won’t clog.

2

Hold your pen as you normally would

In quill calligraphy, students are often told to hold their pens straight, pointing north. However, in brush pen calligraphy you can hold your pen at any angle.

3

Experiment with the pen

Use different pressures to find your natural style – there’s no right and wrong in brush lettering.

4

Write words not letters

Practise writing single words to build your confidence instead of attempting single letters first.

5

Build your skills

If you’re looking to develop your skills further, there are some great tutorials on Skillshare.

6

Try adding colour

Once you’re confident with the pen, try using a paintbrush to write in different colours and create an ombré calligraphy.

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7

Break letters down into shapes

Don’t think of the letters as letters – see them as shapes. Everyone can draw lines, so if you break the word down into shapes it makes things easier.

Brush pen calligraphy greetings by Becki Clark