About Calligraphy Art Designs
Many people appreciate and admire the gorgeous look of words written in calligraphy.
If you find yourself drawn to this written beauty and want to learn it, know that writing calligraphy is something you can learn. As with any other hobby or skill you are interested in, there is a learning curve and requires patience with yourself and lots of practice.
Once you get the hang of it, you'll discover that writing calligraphy is simply an expression of your own creative thoughts and artistic skills. Even if you don't think you possess artistic skills at the moment, you may even surprise yourself at the beautiful things you can create with writing calligraphy.
Writing calligraphy is something you can take up as an informal hobby, and then decide to apply more serious study. Either way, you will be delighted at how lovely the written word becomes when applying calligraphy techniques.
To begin your study as a calligrapher, you'll need just a few basic items to get started to include a calligraphy pen, a lined notebook for practicing the letters and a good study guide. Because you need to start somewhere and need to learn to basic strokes and then how to form letters of the alphabet, you can use online tutorials or books to show you the ropes.
Before you begin writing calligraphy, start by soaking in as much information as you can from your book, tutorials or calligraphy websites. This will give you a good starting point so you know the steps you need to take as you begin your study.
Once you feel like you're ready, practice a few strokes, figures and shape designs to get the feel for using a calligraphy pen. Calligraphy pens are different because of the tip, or nib, used to create beautiful letters.
The nib is a fine tip, and is offered in different thickness and angle types. The nib you select will directly impact your writing calligraphy. Eventually, you'll choose different nibs for different projects, but the nib found on a basic calligraphy pen will work out perfectly for practice.
The key to mastering calligraphy is to use the pen as an expression of your own writing hand and style. Although it's a good idea to study the proper form and lettering when learning, from there you can begin to modify what you've learned and make it completely unique to you.
Once you've mastered some general strokes/lines and how it feels to hold and write with the pen, you're ready to move on to writing calligraphy alphabets. It's recommended to start with a basic font such as italic, roundhand, manuscript or unical styles.
While these are some of the most basic calligraphy fonts, they're still very pretty and elegant once you learn how to write them. By adding flourishes to your letters, you can take even a most basic font and fancy it up to make it look elegant.
Once you get to the writing calligraphy alphabet lettering phase, you will be in this practice stage for a while. By all means try your hand at practicing different lettering styles, but practice is what will get you from a beginner to talented calligrapher. How long that takes depends on the individual. The learning curve all depends on the amount of time you put in practicing.
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