Thursday, January 17, 2013
okay, i put this under freehand for indieart, but it's not really. this is a new calligraphy font i'm putting together called "bustardo". it's largely based on the batarde font (popular in 13-15th century france). there are some variations between the alphabets shown. please let me know which letters you like and dislike!
i like the third style all except the z. i liked the z from the first alphabet, but really this is a cool hand. i'd like to practice with it because it looks so fun. very inspiring
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
If you’re feeling courageous and want to try your hand at creating lettering for your wedding, they feature videos you can watch to learn how (but you might want to start learning 6 months or so before your invitations need to go out
Monday, January 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
If these factors do not seem feasible calligraphy learning books are available in abundance. There are many interesting and informative books that provide guidelines and practice sheets that would help you practice the right spacing when forming the angles of the different letters you are designing. Books giving instructions on how to set up the work table as well as how to form letters and use the ink and pens are affordable and freely available.
Though a vast number of styles are available in Western as well as East Asian calligraphy writing, it is advisable to start practicing one style at a time until you master it and then start learning the next style. This will give you a better idea and understanding of what you intend to do with the calligraphy learning books. You may want to try the style of your ancestral country first due to sentimental reasons, or sometimes individuals prefer to get something contemporary and pick something that is easy to understand and master.
If you are preparing to learn Western calligraphy art you will require a calligraphy learning starter set consisting of a pen, ink and a few nibs. This will be sufficient to practice Western calligraphy.
Calligraphy learning lessons are offered online if you are interested in taking online courses. At the same time many fine arts departments in community colleges offer lessons in calligraphy. Private tutors or art teachers in schools will also give calligraphy lessons according to your choice. Many non-profitable organizations will be of great help in giving calligraphy lessons.
There are many free calligraphy printable alphabets
Calligraphy is generally divided into two types: Western calligraphy and East Asian calligraphy. If you want to learn these two styles of calligraphy writing it is very simple and easy - you can learn just by following the tutorials that are available in calligraphy learning books or online. It is not difficult to learn calligraphy and even those with little or no coordination can master this art.