I’ve practiced calligraphy for about a year. Many years ago I picked up this art, and I lost interest. Now that calligraphy is so popular it was easy to keep practicing since there are so many people out there learning the craft. Below are a few techniques practicing calligraphy
I will feature ten steps that can enhance your skills. Practice first with a lead pencil, don’t buy all the fancy brush pens until you can master the simple techniques. Practice your handwriting on a very inexpensive Mead “Learn to Letter Primary Writing Tablet.” I believe in no time your calligraphy will improve. Pick up your pencil and let’s practice.
Techniques Practicing Calligraphy:
- keep your paper at an angle between 20 to 45 degrees for right handed and 30 to 45 for left handed
- practice upward strokes (light pressure) and downward strokes (heavy pressure)
- practice the alphabet o, m, n l and i
- practice this sentence “The quick brown fox jumped over a lazy dog” it contains every letter of the alphabet.
- write each alphabet in capitals
- write each alphabet in lowercase
- letters you have a problem with, write them over and over again
- find words to write (word finder is an excellent resource)
- write quotes you like (I love Anne of Green Gables quotes.)
- write out the alphabet (connected)
Note: Keep your practice sheets so when you improve you can compare.
Once you have practice with these steps, and you fill better about your handwriting, treat yourself to calligraphy supplies