# How To Do Old Calligraphy

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## How To Do Old Calligraphy

Calligraphy is considered a great form of art which has been used for centuries by writers and creative author. Learning it is really interesting and not many people have the skills to do it. Watch this 6-minute video on how to do a simple calligraphy.

How to do an old calligraphy. Interesting question because, of course, all calligraphies are old. So, old calligraphy simply means any kind of historical script you consider.

I think the question of old calligraphy, a lot of people thinks calligraphy of specific type of calligraphy as old but if we see the oldest form of calligraphy, of western calligraphy, we actually see that they really beautiful Roman Capital that we find on things like Times New Roman. So, what I am going to do, I am going to choose a script from the Gothic furrier and I will show you a very simple underline principle Fred and this script is called Textus Quadrates. And from the Quadrates, we will then see another script from a Gothic furrier called Fraktur.

This is a mock-up of something I did a very long time ago just showing how Fraktur, how quadrator work with it illuminated, with a historic initial, with some decorations and ruination and little flurry cell with little bit of pen purging. So, we do look after it first, we look at this fraktur script very quickly. I am using an angle board because this script is generally written on an angle surface and I am also using a light table which allows me to see the guidelines behind it.

For Fraktur, the baseline and the nib are related to each other in that the nib has to be held 45 degrees to the baseline. This script is usually written to four to six nib width so we will work at five. Script quite easy to write as quadrant down stroke quadrant and a lozenge, a down stroke and quadrant, quadrant down stroke, quadrant.

We have a little stroke, a lozenge, a lozenge, and a little cue. Long down and a quadrant and just touch them in, and at the corner of the nook, just pull a little to get a little hairline split fledged. I am going also to do a little flourish on the T to make up some space and also a little flick on the I.

So, that is Quadrates. In the same furrier, out of the Quadrates script, we see a script called a fraktur which looks like this. The reason I am doing the fraktur script is because I want you to see how it Quadrates and a lot of little parts to this script, which you can see how close it is to its cousin.

The fourth Fraktur fudging, you need a quanti-nib pen. So, I am just going to lick nib to get rid some of the lock-on it. For this, I am actually turning on the page because the nib has to spread in slightly different direction.

Be careful not to get your hand coat in the other ink you moved on. This is still quite wet. You just hold lightly and working and you flip it over again to add the rest of the G.

And let us finish off the script by closing letter. And there is one problem with this. That is this.

There are only two Fludge and I believe you want three. Always work in prime numbers and you will see what that looks like and here we go. And that's how you do old calligraphy. .