# How To Learn To Write A Calligraphy Alphabet (Roman Capitals)

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## How To Learn To Write A Calligraphy Alphabet (Roman Capitals)

How To Learn To Write a Calligraphy Alphabet (Roman Capitals): This VideoJug film teaches the viewer how to properly block, size and draw Roman Capitals. By using a calligraphy template, the instructor demonstrates how any one can design structurally correct and visually beautiful Roman Capitals. The student of this video will also learn about the various categories of letters.

Hi, I'm Vacom from Calico Studio in London. How to do Roman Capitals? First, the roman letters are very old. It's coming from almost 2,000 years ago, when it was used in Rome.

In an example, what I have here is from Triangulum which has been studied and made the letter forms we use nowadays. How you can learn to do beautiful Roman capitals? First, capital letters will come in different sizes and I will try to explain how. Letter O is a circle.

Letter A is a narrow letter, and how I can see this is O is a circle and A is narrow. If I want to do A, I need to make a narrow shape, which we will do. The A lines comparing the O, I have divided the circle into 8 similar sized sections.

I have taken off two of these to make sure I will have the square in here which is exactly the same size as my O which means the O inside shape and the square shape in here has the same size. I'm using the square to make A. I have done the A first with narrow lines.

I will drop the A cut line, lower my middle line. In this case, I can get a nice beautiful A comparing the O. For the B, I have done another small square.

Now, I will use only half of the square and I will use one of eight sections to make my diagonal line. My first curve, my shorter curve is curving back to here. And my second curve will curve back to here and I've got my narrow letter.

I have here, if you look, your first curve is smaller and the second one is a little bit wider. And you can see again here, the historical ones, how the curve will come back with your first one. Same with the D, I will say D is like a circle or O but it has a straight line.

I use again the one of eight dimension and I will bring up the line, then curve around like O and then I've got a nice D. And now I have A, B and D which are all in different categories of letters: A is a quarter letter, B is a narrow letter and D is a round letter. I will do the rest of the alphabets using the same sequence. .