Physical Practice Pads or Digital Worksheets? This is the question

If you are looking for resources to learn calligraphy or refine your script, you probably found these options: Practice Pads and Digital Worksheets. What are they and which is the difference between them? Which one is best for you? Let’ s see!

Practice Pads

Calligraphy Practice Pads are some great calligraphy resources when you want to learn calligraphy. The Calligraphy Pads are workbooks with special grids, instructions, exemplar letters and traceable letters and shapes. Practice Pads use grids to help you form the right proportion for each script. Of course, they also include instructions to support any beginner learn how to use the tools and to set up correctly. If all these are set, you can ink up and start working on basic shapes and letters. Usually Practice Pads have traceable letters in order to help you form muscle memory – the more you practice a letter, the better it gets, as your hand learns the movement.

Practice Pads Characteristics

– Physical Items

– Printed Material

– Needs to be shipped

Calligraphy Digital Worksheets

Calligraphy Digital Worksheets are the same with the Practice Pads when it comes to learning resources and content. So, you will have instructions, special grids and traceable letters. They can focus on lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, flourishes or all in one. Therefore, you should choose what is of interest for you.

Digital Worksheets Characteristics

– Digital Product, no need for delivery

– Immediately downloadable after purchase

– You have to print them yourself

Pros and cons

If you are very eager to start, the digital worksheets are the Thing. Hence, you just make the purchase, download the sheets and print them out. So, you are just a click away from starting your calligraphy journey. The tricky part is that you have to consider the printing instructions and use good thick paper, so that the ink doesn’t bleed. On the other hand, if you don’t want to bother with this, then the Practice Pads is what you are looking for. Nevertheless, they need few days to be shipped, so you need a bit of patience for a few days.

Best Practice

If you ask me, I’d say a combination of both works the best. First, try out some Practice Pads – you have the best paper you can work upon and so you get the chance to see the paper, its thickness, its consistency and so you will know what to look for for your future practice. Afterwards, to perfect you calligraphy, the digital worksheets works magic. Consequently, you print them as many times as you need or you can just print the pages you need.

Our Calligraphy Resources

We are so happy to support you to discover the pointed pen calligraphy and  that is why we developed a great variety of pads and digital worksheets. Therefore, take a look in our shop to figure out what type of resource you need. You just have to pick up what works best for you, considering all the things mentioned before. Nevertheless, always be opened to test things out!

Practice Pads

Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Letters, Connecting & Spacing

Copperplate Calligraphy Uppercase Letters, Numbers & Symbols

Flourish Practice Pad

Blank Grids Practice Pad

Digital Worksheets

Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Letters, Connecting & Spacing

Copperplate Calligraphy Uppercase Letters

Numbers & Symbols

Flourish Worksheets

 

 

 

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