Welcome to the third installment of the ‘Improve your everyday handwriting’ series on my blog :) If you missed the first two, there are the links:
This is the super fun part of handwriting practice – writing sentences! I absolutely love practicing pangrams. Pangrams are words or sentences that contain every letter of the alphabet at least once, e.g. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. You can easily Google pangrams and use these as practice. This is the link to the one that I used for the examples below.
This is a sample of a pangram using the writing guide
This is a sample of a pangram using ruled paper
By now, you would’ve had a tonne of practice with individual letters and some words, and you’re probably bored to tears doing these drills. Well this is the time to shine, handwriters! Here you can unleash some of that drill work into sentences. You don’t have to use pangrams, you can write whatever sentence you like – it really doesn’t matter how long the sentences are, so long as you can fill a page of handwriting practice.
Keep the tips from my previous blog posts in mind when you write sentences. You’ll find that you’ll sometimes have the tendency to lose consistency in letters, so my advice is to slow it down, don’t erase mistakes, and keep writing. If you find that there’s a word/s that just looks like absolute shit, go back to drill work focusing on that word.
Interested in other practice resources?
Last month, I collaborated with some amazing ladies on the #RockYourHandwriting challenge, and they have all released some free printables on their websites to practice this beautiful artform:
- Kim’s handwriting practice guide
- Kara’s cursive handwriting practice guide
- Jessica’s handwriting guide for calligraphy flourishes
Improve your everyday handwriting… in free practice. Until then, happy handwriting!