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Every beginner who loves to get hands in calligraphy needs some basic ideas on how to go about in actual calligraphy project.

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Calligraphy skills

Calligraphy needs certain skillsets to be present before starting up the actual project...

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Calligraphy variation techniques

  • Downstrokes to be thickened
  • Lengthening the connection strokes and minimising the letter size
  • Change the angle slightly
  • No loops or curves let the words be clear of it
  • Make the fonts a bit groovy

Calligraphy variation techniques

Calligraphy is an art, not acquired by many. The art form requires more of creativeness and style awareness, to express the words in the right font styles. In traditional calligraphy, there were strict rules to be followed which reduced the number of people following this art form.

But the modern day calligraphy doesn’t have something like the old one, and hence people are pretty interested to experiment and explore. There is no exact right and wrong in the modern calligraphy.

Variations:

  • Downstrokes to be thickened
  • Lengthening the connection strokes and minimising the letter size
  • Change the angle slightly
  • No loops or curves let the words be clear of it
  • Make the fonts a bit groovy

Well, with these many variations to try, we are pretty sure that you can experiment loads and come up with calligraphy of various new styles. Modern calligraphy accepts them; all you need is some creative thinking and the time and patience to execute it.

Calligraphy skills

Calligraphy needs certain skillsets to be present before starting up the actual project. Well, here is what you need to know and possess:

Basic skill: holding the pen right!

Yes, the basic skill required for calligraphy is holding the pen inthe correct position. The top of the nob should point diagonally away, to the left from you. For different scripts, this angle varies slightly, which should be checked for the script type. Ensure that the nib never turns even when you are making curves and loops, the direction should remain the same.

Applying the right pressure:

This is the next important step in getting the right calligraphy. Guide the nib gently across the paper, moving the nib backwards, forward and sideward from the direction of the nib.

Apply gentle pressure on the nib, as too much can cause damage to the nib, too little will not get the script right. The exact pressure should be like, your hand not touching the paper, no pressure felt at the points hand, wrist, elbow and forearm.

Combine 3 styles:

Learn writing horizontally, vertically and diagonally parallel to each other, for learning multiple scripts which need this combination. We know you can’t learn it in a jiff, but keeping it in a continuous learning loop will help you master them one day.