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HOW TO WRITECALLIGRAPHY?   Writer: Omar. S   Source: How to Write
Information         Origins of Calligraphy         Different Styles             Western Calligraphy             Islami...
Origins of CalligraphyThe world looks like a much better place when you stand in  environments with beautiful interiors, w...
Different StylesDifferent styles of calligraphy originate from diverse cultures.  Whether its old English calligraphy alph...
Islamic CalligraphyIslamic has evolved alongside the religion of Islam and the  Arabic language. It is a broad spectrum th...
Indian CalligraphyIn many parts of ancient India, inscriptions were carried out in  smoke-treated palm leaves. This tradit...
Chinese CalligraphyFrom ancient China, the oldest Chinese characters still  existent are Jiǎgǔwén characters carved on ox ...
Japanese CalligraphySurprisingly, Japanese calligraphy has its roots in Chinese,  dating back to the 28th century BCE to a...
Instruments of Calligraphy   The following are some instruments commonly used in calligraphy, and    their derivative usa...
Related Links   Sympathy Bible Verses   Inspirational Bible Verses   Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein
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The world looks like a much better place when you stand in environments with beautiful interiors, well-articulated themes and especially, serene calligraphy. The word "calligraphy" itself is derived from the Greek words meaning "beauty" and "writing".
Samples of calligraphy date as far back as 200 BC, and this art form continues to be practiced in various parts of the world. Being a unique skill, it pays off to learn how to write calligraphy. Different styles of calligraphy originate from diverse cultureold English calligraphy alphabet or Arabic calligraphy alphabet, its important to have historical perspective when learning how to write calligraphy. Islamic has evolved alongside the religion of Islam and the Arabic language. It is a broad spectrum that comprises all works of calligraphy by the Muslim calligraphers from Morocco to China, it is associated with geometric Islamic art (arabesque) on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on the page. From ancient China, the oldest Chinese characters still existent are Jiǎgǔwén characters carved on ox scapula and tortoise plastrons, because the imperials of the Shang Dynasty carved pits on such animals bones and then baked them to gain auspice of military affairs, agricultural harvest, or even procreating
and weather etc. Surprisingly, Japanese calligraphy has its roots in Chinese, datingback to the 28th century BCE to a time when pictographs were inscribed on bone for religious purposes. When this writing developed into an instrument of administration for the state, the need for a uniform script was felt and hence a prime minister in the Chinese dynasty of Qin, Li Si, standardized a script and its way of being written. some instruments commonly which are used in calligraphy, and their derivative usage.
¤ Felt tips pens: convenient, disposable, they do not leak and they do not need to be
dipped.
¤ Fountain pens: refillable, long-lasting if properly maintained (see Warnings below)
¤ Steel-point pens: ink must be fed with a dropper or a brush, capable of creating fine
detail and hard edges, but it is inconvenient to change tips frequently.
¤ A quill pen: leave a duck or turkey feather to dry in the sun, cut at an angle with a
pen knife.
¤ Pencil - use fine grit sand paper on one side of a soft pencil (#2, HB, B) against a flat
surface, then turn and flatten the other side to create a "chisel" tip, sharpen as need while writing. Although calligraphy is a diverse field and depending on what type of calligraphy you decide to practice, some key instructions are common toall language and art-forms in the world of calligraphy.
1. Loosen the grip and letting the pen flow.2. Hold the instrument correctly 3. Write naturally 4. Find new patterns
Loosen the grip and letting the pen flow: Before you begin actually learning how to write calligraphy, you need to get used to using the instrument. Scrawl designs across arough page and get acquainted to writing with it.

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  1. 1. HOW TO WRITECALLIGRAPHY? Writer: Omar. S Source: How to Write
  2. 2. Information  Origins of Calligraphy  Different Styles  Western Calligraphy  Islamic Calligraphy  Indian Calligraphy  Chinese Calligraphy  Japanese Calligraphy  Instruments of Calligraphy  Instructions on How to Write Calligraphy
  3. 3. Origins of CalligraphyThe world looks like a much better place when you stand in environments with beautiful interiors, well-articulated themes and especially, serene calligraphy. The word "calligraphy" itself is derived from the Greek words meaning "beauty" and "writing".Samples of calligraphy date as far back as 200 BC, and this art form continues to be practiced in various parts of the world. Being a unique skill, it pays off to learn how to write
  4. 4. Different StylesDifferent styles of calligraphy originate from diverse cultures. Whether its old English calligraphy alphabet or Arabic calligraphy alphabet, its important to have historical perspective when learning how to write calligraphy.
  5. 5. Islamic CalligraphyIslamic has evolved alongside the religion of Islam and the Arabic language. It is a broad spectrum that comprises all works of calligraphy by the Muslim calligraphers from Morocco to China, and is associated with geometric Islamic art (arabesque) on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on the page.
  6. 6. Indian CalligraphyIn many parts of ancient India, inscriptions were carried out in smoke-treated palm leaves. This tradition dates back to over two thousand years. Even after the Indian languages were put on paper in the 13th century, palm leaves where considered a preferred medium of writing owing to its longevity.
  7. 7. Chinese CalligraphyFrom ancient China, the oldest Chinese characters still existent are Jiǎgǔwén characters carved on ox scapula and tortoise plastrons, because the imperials of the Shang Dynasty carved pits on such animals bones and then baked them to gain auspice of military affairs, agricultural harvest, or even procreating and weather etc. Other scripts include the Jīnwén (Bronzeware) and Dàzhuàn (Large Seal).
  8. 8. Japanese CalligraphySurprisingly, Japanese calligraphy has its roots in Chinese, dating back to the 28th century BCE to a time when pictographs were inscribed on bone for religious purposes. When this writing developed into an instrument of administration for the state, the need for a uniform script was felt and hence a prime minister in the Chinese dynasty of Qin, Li Si, standardized a script and its way of being written.
  9. 9. Instruments of Calligraphy The following are some instruments commonly used in calligraphy, and their derivative usage.  Felt tips pens: convenient, disposable, they do not leak and they do not need to be dipped.  Fountain pens: refillable, long-lasting if properly maintained (see Warnings below)  Steel-point pens: ink must be fed with a dropper or a brush, capable of creating fine detail and hard edges, but it is inconvenient to change tips frequently.  A quill pen: leave a duck or turkey feather to dry in the sun, cut at an angle with a pen knife.  Pencil - use fine grit sand paper on one side of a soft pencil (#2, HB, B) against a flat surface, then turn and flatten the other side to create a "chisel"
  10. 10. Related Links Sympathy Bible Verses Inspirational Bible Verses Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein
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