Digital Lettering Workbook (PDF) | Learn Lettering and Modern Calligraphy | Practice Sheets | Calligraphy Workbook | Brush Calligraphy



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With this lettering workbook, you will learn the beautiful art of brush lettering that you can use for relaxation and self-care. By the end of the workbook, you will be well on your way to creating beautiful artwork for your home, to give as gifts, or to sell.

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Are you a beginner? If so, this workbook is for you because I take you step-by-step through the process of brush lettering starting with the simplest techniques and gradually moving through to more difficult techniques.

Have you been lettering awhile? If so, this workbook also contains advanced topics that anyone can benefit from like flourishing, tips on layouts and composition and much more!

There are many traceable lettering worksheets available online. What makes this workbook different is that it not only contains helpful worksheets but also includes detailed instructional material to help you succeed. You will also be encouraged by the quotes included throughout the workbook, journaling prompts and creative exercises.


1.) 168-page PDF.
2.) Full-color and grayscale versions.
3.) Procreate version of the practice sheets to easily import into the Procreate app on your iPad

[[Table of Contents]]

- Note from Shelley
- Introduction
- The Basics
- Brush Pens and Paper
- Ultimate Guide to Brush Pens
- Lettering Ladder System
- Monoline Lettering
- Faux Calligraphy
- Top 12 Mistakes
- Tips for Lefties
- Seven Basic Strokes
- Brush Lettering
- Connecting Letters
- Bounce Lettering
- Flourishing
- Lettering Layout Tips
- Your Own Style
- Alphabet Exemplar Practice Sheets
- Lines, Shapes, and Botanicals
- Your Project
- Before and After
- Embrace the Artist in You
- Art of Gratitude
- Artist Date Ideas
- Conclusion
- 30-Day Challenge
- Bonus Training
- Resources
- About the Author
- Blank Practice Sheets


In the workbook, you will learn the following 9 lettering styles. You will find these styles in the section, Alphabet Exemplar Practice Sheets.

1. Copperplate Calligraphy (script style, small pens, upper and lowercase)
2. Ink Dance (script style, small pens, upper and lowercase)
3. Ink Dance (script style, large pens, upper and lowercase)
4. San Serif (print style, upper and lowercase)
5. Serif (print style, upper and lowercase)
6. Urban Groove (print style, upper and lowercase)
7. Freedom (print style, upper and lowercase)
8. Block Letters (print style, upper and lowercase)
9. Summer fun (print style, a combination of upper and lowercase letters.)


Brush lettering can be difficult to learn. Therefore, I developed the Lettering Ladder system to help you succeed. It starts with the easiest concepts to master and gradually adds more difficult aspects of lettering.

Similar to climbing a ladder, you will take one step at a time until you reach new heights with your lettering skills.

The Lettering Ladder system takes you through the following six steps:

1. Monoline Lettering
2. Faux Calligraphy (fake calligraphy)
3. Anatomy of Each Letter
4. Brush Lettering (connecting letters)
5. Bounce Lettering
6. Flourishing

You can progress through each step as quickly as you want or as slowly as you need. Make sure to master each step before moving on to the next.

In the Connecting Letters section, I have included practice sheets with all six steps of the Lettering Ladder system for 10 common phrases used to create cards. You can see an example of one of these practice sheets in the photos included with this listing.

- Create
- Thank you
- Celebrate
- I Love You
- Congratulations
- Happy Birthday
- It's Your Day
- Praying for You
- Get Well Soon
- Just for You

This workbook could have been published as four separate workbooks because there is so much content within it.

However, I want you to have everything you need in one place without needing to invest in more than one book. Therefore, you will learn the entire Lettering Ladder system in this workbook as well as advanced topics like developing your own lettering style, lettering layouts, composition and much more.

Purchase this workbook and use my Lettering Ladder system to help you learn brush lettering!


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285 reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

ONE CAVEAT!!! Be intentional when you print this item! :D It is a BEAUTIFUL book! There is so much great information. It is easy to follow and the practice sheets are very handy. If you really want to have a printed/bound nice copy, spend the $10 and get the printed version. If you want to practice and play on the iPad, this is the version for you! I purchased as a gift for a young budding artist and she loved it.

daboysmom3 Nov 7, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I love the instruction in this book. It feels like Shelley is sitting here with me. I can tell this was a true labor of love!! Also the prompts she added was such a blessing because 1) I have a hard time of thinking of things to say and I feel like I’ve used up all the Pinterest quotes and 2) I needed to hear some of those things for myself. What an amazing gift!!!!

Traci Bodley Dec 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is the most comprehensive Workbook I have purchased. I love the different fonts and the letterng ladder! I am very pleased with this purchase and highly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn brush lettering!

Terri Wilson Dec 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These are great exercises. It was a large print job, but now I have it all in a 3-ring binder where I can pull out sheets to practice and then return them. Highly recommend!

Nanci Kellams Feb 13, 2020

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