Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush, or other writing instruments. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner”.
I picked this kit up at my local Barnes and Nobles the other day. It’s an inexpensive kit that has everything you need to get started. You can find similar kits at most retailers on line and in stores. A perfect gift for Christmas for anyone interested in the art of Calligraphy or handwriting in this digital age. Are just a fun kit to try out yourself. Lisa
In the Kit:
- The book will teach you about the parts of the pen – and which nib to use. and ink. Pen, Nubs and filled cartridges
- How to hold your pen
Hold your pen diagonally at a 30 to 60 degree angle.
Don’t twist the nib as you write. …
Lead the nib backwards or sideways across the paper. …
Apply light pressure.
- As well as examples of different styles of alphabets and paper to practice on.