Do you want to know a secret? Calligraphy isn’t as hard as it looks. Truly! I believe anyone can learn calligraphy with some effort and patience, regardless of their normal handwriting. That’s because calligraphy is done with a series of basic strokes. And if you can do those strokes, you can do calligraphy.
Over the summer of 2019 I shared this secret of how to break down the lowercase letters into strokes in a series called The Lowercase Calligraphy Breakdown. I’m sharing it here as a blog post so you can find all the letters in one place.
Here's an example of the separate strokes and how they go together to make the letter 'a'.
Breaking it down by strokes makes it easier to learn and less daunting. This tutorial goes letter by letter, because that's the best way to learn. Practice one letter at a time – and be sure to download my free worksheets of this exercise to learn step by step with me.Download the practice worksheet
Below are the individual strokes you will need to learn to form the letters.
Once you've practiced these individual strokes, you're ready to go.
Now let's start at the very beginning. For each letter below, you'll find the breakdown of the strokes followed by a visual example. Try each letter with me!
Thanks for reading!
With love and lettering,
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