Lettering Styles Calligraphy -Tips

Calligraphy is not just a mere simple writing but it is more of a stylized writing. In calligraphy, you artfully write letters, rather than just write your letters. Calligraphy requires adherence to styles and artistic skills and form in writing. The artist must thoroughly study the shape of each letter and think of them as pictures, not letters; or a collection of pictures, not collection of letters. Now, some helpful tips will be discussed in writing modern calligraphy alphabet.Continue

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First and foremost, you will need a calligraphy paper and pen. Choosing the right calligraphy paper depends on the project you are doing. If you are still a beginner and practicing, use a less expensive piece of paper. For most projects, thicker papers are used. They reduce rippling and spreading of the ink. You may also give a textured paper a look. But make sure you can still make straight strokes out of it. To have an excellent calligraphy, you also need to have an excellent calligraphy pen. You need to learn how to use calligraphy to have a wonderful calligraphy. Importance to the angles of the pen should be given to have a free and smooth move in writing. In calligraphy ink, a lot of things should be considered to achieve excellent calligraphy. There is wide range of colors for use. Choose the color that best fits on the project. Ink you choose should have maximum versatility and permanence.

If you want to calligraphy write and plan to do it in a longer time, metal nib pens are preferable. Metal nib pens come in all sizes, from the thinnest to the thickest according to use and the style of the lettering. Though using this can be a problem for beginners since it causes blots on paper. But sooner or later after a religious practice, blots problems will wear off and you will learn how to maintain a smooth and consistent flow of ink. You should also know how to sharpen your nibs. The flow of ink never really stops on a metal nib; the ink on the nib can dry or thicken when the pen is not in use. This results in a clogged writing tip that does not transfer ink smoothly. Rub your fingers at the tip of the nib to remove the clogged ink. Then with warm water in a cup, soak the nib. Then replace the warm water every 15 minutes until the ink no longer appears in the water. Soak the nib with a paper towel placed at the bottom of the cup; the nib facing downward. Leave the pen until the moisture dries out and be absorbed by the towel.

You already have the nicest calligraphy pen and papers to use in your project. So, set up your easel. There are different kinds of easel, but most of them basically have a clamp or a lever above where the canvas or the paper is placed. It’s up to you if you sit or stand while doing calligraphy. Just make sure you are comfortable with the position. Place your canvas on the tray of the easel, and make sure it is securely placed that it won’t be moved. Check the sides of your artist easel for additional levers that allow you to control the angle of the tilt your canvas. Lastly, you should know how to fold flat your easels during storage and transportation.