Hey everyone! Happy new year! It’s january 1 and we come to the end of a cycle (see ya, 2016), and on to a brand new year- with creative things to do and what better than to start practicing brush lettering directly on the very first day of the year? First impressions are important. So make yourself feel all prepped up for the new year and do something creative. You’ll feel good, I guarantee it! The alphabet challenge (letter/draw/write/paint an alphabet a day for the whole month, plus some extras to be revealed later) has officially started on @surelysimplechallenge. And I wanted to give you all a little present- a free brush lettering workbook- in lowercase! Brush lettering is a trend that is here to stay, and I wanted to make something useful, helpful and free (!) to do my bit to assist in your lettering goals! Here’s a quick look-through:
FREE LETTERING WORKBOOK on the blog! Download! And join in @surelysimplechallenge! In this workbook, not only can you practice #brushlettering, you can also doodle and get creative with your letters! Link in bio! Just press the download button and save it and print it. Enjoy! Please let me know any feedback either on the blog (I REALLY appreciate comments there) or here 💖 happy happy new year to YOU! Hope you like this lil present 🎁 from me..to you! . Update: if the link isn't currently working, just type 'surelysimple.com' on your browser and keep trying every few hours to download it (due to the traffic, it may take a few tries) let me know when you get it! ❗️Update 2: if you're unsure of how the letters are formed in the worksheet- I shall be posting guides on EVERY letter as a graphic for all to see on @surelysimplechallenge! So please follow there and refer to those- A is coming up shortly!! 😃 . If you download and try it out, please upload a pic and tag me so I can see your progress!! —- Please follow my other accounts : @opinion9 📚, @patternvilla 🎨, @surelysimplechallenge 🖌🖋 and this one @surelysimpleblog (duh) 😊
Click the download button at the end of the post and save the pdf. Press print. Start lettering! Tracing letters is a great way of understanding the flow and structure of the alphabet. The best part is you can print how many copies you like and practice till you feel confident! Even if you’re already into the brush lettering scene, no harm to practice, right? Practice is what every letterer does on a daily (hourly?) basis, haha!
If you follow my art adventures on @surelysimpleblog, you’ll know that I’m just not satisfied with plain lettering, no matter how pretty it is. I’m a doodler, and if I see a blank piece of paper, oh man, I have to doodle something pretty like tiny leaves or little florals or just anything on it! And so I made the letters in this workbook big enough (because when you’re practicing lettering, it’s best to practice writing as large as possible- it really gives you more control and makes practice effective) to DOODLE on! Hand lettering is truly versatile because if you’re like me, it’s hard to stop adding highlights, shadow effects, drawings even on letters- and the best part is, it still looks good!
Use larger brush tipped pens for this worksheet- my favourites include crayola markers, tombow pens, studio G markers, and so many more. (Should I make a list for y’all?) Also, if you don’t have ANY brush pens with you- DON’T WORRY, you can use a paintbrush! It’s called ‘brush lettering’ for a reason 😉
Also, if you notice- in the cover page, I added this little doodle I made for 2017! And yes, if you saw the video (below), the ‘0’ in 2017 is coloured in! Hehe 🙂
Comment as many words starting with 're' and I'll possibly check out your profile and like your pics! 1 word per comment! You know how it is when a new year starts and for the first few days or so you keep thinking and writing the previous year- for example when 2016 started, I used to write 2015 by accident until I got used to it. So I thought I'll start practicing writing 2017 right now! Have a blessed, beautiful, creative, safe, fun year ahead- my resolution this year is to not make any resolution hehe 😂 instead I'll be focusing on tasks and goals. And to just enjoy myself and do whatever I like. Is that too idealistic? What are your resolutions? See you next year! (And on my stories- just click on my profile pic!) oh and the alphabet challenge on @surelysimplechallenge starts on January 1st!! Be sure to check there for tutorials, tips and freebies (including a lettering worksheet from me!) #whpresolutions . . . My other accounts are @opinion9 📚, @patternvilla 🎨, @surelysimplechallenge 🖌🖋 and this one @surelysimpleblog (duh) 😊
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE WORKSHEET BY PRESSING THE BUTTON:
In January, we’re going to be lettering from A to Z (a letter a day) TOGETHER! You’ll be getting:
▶️teacher takeovers! (For the new faces here- lettering artists will be sharing their knowledge – one letter at a time!)
▶️You’ll be getting FREE lettering guides during the month from me @surelysimpleblog
▶️ YOU get to practice and work on your lettering/ handwriting/ calligraphy/ artsy skills- and you decide what style and medium you want to work in! If you complete the whole alphabet in a distinctive series, you may win an interview on surelysimple.com! 💖
I’d LOVE to know what you think about these worksheets and whether they prove to be helpful. Please let me know in the comments below! Cheers, xo Aaria
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