Nowadays, there is a large number of fonts and text styles out there that one can choose from while writing traditionally or typing digitally. However, there are some fonts that always stand out, ones that have a deep-rooted history. These fonts are timeless and their value only increases over time. The calligraphy writing style is one such font. If one looks at the history of this font, one finds out that it was perhaps the Romans who made this font widely available to the masses. The word calligraphy is essentially a Greek word which translates into beautiful writing.
To learn how to write calligraphy, you need to be familiar with the three most basic calligraphy skills described and illustrated below. Calligraphy requires very few special items to start with. Copperplate nibs work differently! Even if you already know how to write calligraphy, it's worth refreshing these three core skills:. Hold your pen at an unchanging angle. For most scripts you'll hold the pen so that the tip of the nib points diagonally away from you to the left, at around degrees.
Grab these free printable calligraphy letters too. Gothic calligraphy is a great addition to any calligraphy skill set! The gothic calligraphy font is great for scrapbooking, Halloween decor, and much more. Most of us are so busy that we have to be pretty choosy about how we allocate our time.
These are the exact same sheets I use at my modern calligraphy classes which sees students going from complete beginners to writing words confidently in just 2 hours. So if you want to learn modern calligraphy then learn it you will! Visit this blog post for more details. See my workshops here. The digital workbook contains 20 A4 pages in total, so you can print out the worksheets as many times as you like for personal use.