How to Learn Calligraphy. Calligraphy, literally translated, means "beautiful writing." Heralded as an art form above and beyond a means of communication, calligraphy is a wonderful way to express yourself.
Choose professional calligraphy pens and ink. The best choice for beginners is a chisel-point pen with a width of approximately one and a half millimeters.
Take the time to relax and meditate. Calligraphy is an age-old art form that draws on a steady hand and inner peace.
Begin by finding a copy of the uncial alphabet. This is one of the more common calligraphic alphabets, and was utilized by the early Christians.
Trace the letters of the uncial alphabet slowly and carefully several times to get a good feel for the curves of the letters and the pen strokes.
Focus on keeping your letters straight and uniformly sized. You can move on to the fancy maneuvers later.
Research local beginning calligraphy classes at a junior college or art institute. Nothing can replace the helpful guidance of a trained calligraphy professional.
Things You Will Need
- Blank-inside Greeting Cards
- Calligraphy Pens
- Music For Zen Meditation
- Soothing Music
- Art Papers
- Tracing Paper
- Use your newfound calligraphic skills to create unique birthday cards, party invitations, gift certificates or valentines.