Fundamentals of Copperplate calligraphy (English)


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Do you want to learn calligraphy? And do you prefer doing this from home? Or is it difficult to attend a calligraphy workshop nearby? Then the instruction guide “Fundamentals of Copperplate calligraphy” (download) might be just right for you. In this instruction guide I will explain my interpretation of traditional calligraphy: Copperplate. Use this instruction guide as a reference with explanation and tips. The practice sheets function as a workbook. So, the 2 of them together form a great foundation to start your calligraphy journey OR to improve your script.

For Dutch instruction guide, click here.

Read along below.


Table of content

  1. Getting started
  2. Basic strokes lowercase and exceptions
  3. Lowercase alphabet
  4. Uppercase alphabet and Numbers
  5. Connecting letters
  6. Appendices:
    • Lowercase practice sheets
    • Uppercase practice sheets
    • Numbers practice sheets

The instruction is available as a download and in 2 languages: Dutch and English. I am not a native English speaker, so please forgive me for any language errors in this instruction guide. After payment you can download your ZIP-file via the confirmation page (or via the confirmation email: choose “open in new tab” by using your right mouse button). In the ZIP-file you will find 4 documents: the instruction guide and 3 files with your practice sheets.

Please note: print your practice sheet on paper suitable for calligraphy (writing with ink). Try for instance: laser print paper.

Progression over perfection

Thus, the instruction guide is here to help you getting started. But please take notice that progression only comes with practice, lots of practice. Also, I would love to be part of your growth, so if you like to share your journey with me. Use #learncalligraphywithsorronl or tag me (@sorronl) in your Instagram-posts.

Do you want to practice without printed letters on your practice sheet? You can find a free download here.

I might develop extra features in the near future, like extra alphabets or tips. Stay up to date by following me on Instagram.


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