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How To Write Calligraphy Letters

How To Write Calligraphy Letters

This VideoJug film instructs people how to write calligraphy. The process of writing calligraphy is truly an art. It takes an incredible amount of skill to write this way.

How to write calligraphy letters. There are two ways to look at this particular search. One is how to write letterforms calligraphically and for this, I will use an Italic script, which is based on a late Renaissance Italian script called Cancellaresca Corsiva and I will also look at how to write a calligraphy letter, as in, a whole letter.

I won't write the whole letter, obviously, but I'll show you how to construct the letterforms to write a running script, again, based on the Italic script. Now, I'm using a Challenger light table, which you can buy from London Graphics Center. They usually retail at around one hundred and twenty to one hundred and fifty pounds, but you might be able to get something else on EBay or do a search on the internet.

The reason I'm using a light table is so that I don't actually have to rule guide sheets. This is my basic grid sheet, which I use for copperplate script, as well as square pant script, hence the angled lines. If you don't think you can block out the angled lines, just get one of these sheets.

Get two of your favorite paperclips and paperclip to the top of the sheet. Be very careful how you are doing this because you really want the page to be stable and you want it to be solid and not to move as you are writing on them, so make sure the clips are at the top of both sheets. As you can see, you can see the gridlines through the sheet.

I'm going to use a manuscript, two and a half now, and I'm also going to use some manuscript fountain pen ink. Now, my ink goes on my right, and so when I write on my right, if I'm addressing an envelope, for instance, I'll write here, and with my left hand, I will move the envelope to the drying rack over here. So, it's really important to know what your space is like and how you are going to work in it.

So, to start with this script, I am going to use a slightly steep pen angle of thirty-five. What this does is it allows me to produce a narrow letter with a correspondingly narrow diagonal stroke. That's essentially your letter "n" which will eventually turn into this.

So, let's write out the word "calligraphy" in italic. I'm not going to use a capital, because that would just confuse things and this is my handwritten italic script, meaning it's a constructed script written like a handwriting form rather than a constructed calligraphic form. The constructed "c" is this, and this, and a constructed "a" is this, and this.

Constructed "l" is this, and this, and this and this. But my handwritten form gets rid of all of that because it's all done in one stroke. Using the wetness of the ink, touched onto the page, I'm going to use a Renaissance flourish, and another flourish.

Keep the ink flooded onto the pen and I'm going to use a flourish. Notice how many pen lifts I have and the letters are all structured around each other. I'm adding little bits of flourishes because I can and a historical "d" and a historical "g.

" And that is how you write a calligraphy letter. .