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  1. 1. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques Conclusion Calligraphy As A Hobby Noufal Ibrahim Barcamp Bangalore 2012Calligraphy As A Hobby
  2. 2. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionOutline Introduction History Types Of hands Equipment Nibs and Brushes Inks and Paints Papers Getting started Preparation Practice exercises Techniques Using paints and resist ConclusionCalligraphy As A Hobby
  3. 3. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryAncient history Western characterised by Latin alphabet.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  4. 4. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryAncient history Western characterised by Latin alphabet. Early alphabet evolved by around 3000 B.C.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  5. 5. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryAncient history Western characterised by Latin alphabet. Early alphabet evolved by around 3000 B.C. Illuminated religious manuscripts - Book of KellsCalligraphy As A Hobby
  6. 6. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryAncient history Western characterised by Latin alphabet. Early alphabet evolved by around 3000 B.C. Illuminated religious manuscripts - Book of Kells The printing pressCalligraphy As A Hobby
  7. 7. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryContemporary period Slow movement from flat pen to pointed pen.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  8. 8. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryContemporary period Slow movement from flat pen to pointed pen. Edward Johnston’s contributions - London Underground.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  9. 9. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryContemporary period Slow movement from flat pen to pointed pen. Edward Johnston’s contributions - London Underground. Change from a practical to a more artistic discipline.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  10. 10. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryContemporary period Slow movement from flat pen to pointed pen. Edward Johnston’s contributions - London Underground. Change from a practical to a more artistic discipline. Modern calligraphers - Hermann Zapf, Donald Jackson.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  11. 11. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionHistoryContemporary period Slow movement from flat pen to pointed pen. Edward Johnston’s contributions - London Underground. Change from a practical to a more artistic discipline. Modern calligraphers - Hermann Zapf, Donald Jackson. Use of computer technology.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  12. 12. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsTypes of hands Flat pen hands - Uncial, Gothic, Italic etc.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  13. 13. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsTypes of hands Flat pen hands - Uncial, Gothic, Italic etc. Pointed pen hands - Copperplate, SpencerianCalligraphy As A Hobby
  14. 14. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsUncial 3rd to 8th centuries.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  15. 15. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsUncial 3rd to 8th centuries. MajusculesCalligraphy As A Hobby
  16. 16. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsUncial 3rd to 8th centuries. Majuscules Designed for smooth surfaces. Round and curvy.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  17. 17. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsUncial 3rd to 8th centuries. Majuscules Designed for smooth surfaces. Round and curvy. Very old and widespread. Many variants.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  18. 18. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsBlackletter Superseded the Carolignian hand of the 7th century.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  19. 19. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsBlackletter Superseded the Carolignian hand of the 7th century. Often called “Gothic script”.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  20. 20. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsBlackletter Superseded the Carolignian hand of the 7th century. Often called “Gothic script”. 12th to 17th century.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  21. 21. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsBlackletter Superseded the Carolignian hand of the 7th century. Often called “Gothic script”. 12th to 17th century. Many variants - Textualis, Fractur, Batarde etc.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  22. 22. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsBlackletter Superseded the Carolignian hand of the 7th century. Often called “Gothic script”. 12th to 17th century. Many variants - Textualis, Fractur, Batarde etc. Compact, dense and textured.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  23. 23. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsItalic 15th century.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  24. 24. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsItalic 15th century. Mostly synthesis of Roman and Carolignian hands by Italian scribes.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  25. 25. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsItalic 15th century. Mostly synthesis of Roman and Carolignian hands by Italian scribes. Very elegant, Slightly inclined, ideal for flourishing.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  26. 26. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsItalic 15th century. Mostly synthesis of Roman and Carolignian hands by Italian scribes. Very elegant, Slightly inclined, ideal for flourishing. Quite fast. Can be modified into a cursive hand.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  27. 27. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsFoundational Developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  28. 28. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsFoundational Developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century. Similar to Carolignian.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  29. 29. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsFoundational Developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century. Similar to Carolignian. Rounded letters. Very elegant and readable.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  30. 30. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsCopperplate Pointed pen hand.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  31. 31. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsCopperplate Pointed pen hand. 19th century mostly.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  32. 32. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsCopperplate Pointed pen hand. 19th century mostly. Also called the English Round Hand.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  33. 33. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsSpencerian An American hand.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  34. 34. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsSpencerian An American hand. 1850 to early 1900s (pre typewriter business script).Calligraphy As A Hobby
  35. 35. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsSpencerian An American hand. 1850 to early 1900s (pre typewriter business script). Taught at schools but then replaced by the Palmer method.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  36. 36. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsSpencerian An American hand. 1850 to early 1900s (pre typewriter business script). Taught at schools but then replaced by the Palmer method. Pointed pen script.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  37. 37. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionTypes Of handsSpencerian An American hand. 1850 to early 1900s (pre typewriter business script). Taught at schools but then replaced by the Palmer method. Pointed pen script. Declaration of independence, Coca Cola, Ford.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  38. 38. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  39. 39. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts. Line width controlled by angle of pen.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  40. 40. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts. Line width controlled by angle of pen. Fountain pens by Parker, Sheaffer etc.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  41. 41. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts. Line width controlled by angle of pen. Fountain pens by Parker, Sheaffer etc. Cheap felt tipped markers.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  42. 42. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts. Line width controlled by angle of pen. Fountain pens by Parker, Sheaffer etc. Cheap felt tipped markers. Double pencils.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  43. 43. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts. Line width controlled by angle of pen. Fountain pens by Parker, Sheaffer etc. Cheap felt tipped markers. Double pencils. Dip pens - With and without reservoirs.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  44. 44. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesFlat nib Used for older scripts. Line width controlled by angle of pen. Fountain pens by Parker, Sheaffer etc. Cheap felt tipped markers. Double pencils. Dip pens - With and without reservoirs. Starting nibs.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  45. 45. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesPointed nibs Used for more modern scripts.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  46. 46. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesPointed nibs Used for more modern scripts. Used for bird flourishes.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  47. 47. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesPointed nibs Used for more modern scripts. Used for bird flourishes. Line width controlled by pressure.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  48. 48. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesPointed nibs Used for more modern scripts. Used for bird flourishes. Line width controlled by pressure. Very delicate.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  49. 49. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesPointed nibs Used for more modern scripts. Used for bird flourishes. Line width controlled by pressure. Very delicate. Mostly dip. Fountain pens available.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  50. 50. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesPointed nibs Used for more modern scripts. Used for bird flourishes. Line width controlled by pressure. Very delicate. Mostly dip. Fountain pens available. I can’t do this so I’ll skip it.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  51. 51. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushes Great for non conventional surfaces.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  52. 52. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushes Great for non conventional surfaces. Flat and pointed.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  53. 53. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushes Great for non conventional surfaces. Flat and pointed. Extremely wide ones available.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  54. 54. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushes Great for non conventional surfaces. Flat and pointed. Extremely wide ones available. Harder to control - wrist turning.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  55. 55. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushes Great for non conventional surfaces. Flat and pointed. Extremely wide ones available. Harder to control - wrist turning. Synthetic bristles necessary.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  56. 56. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushes Great for non conventional surfaces. Flat and pointed. Extremely wide ones available. Harder to control - wrist turning. Synthetic bristles necessary. Special purpose brushes for detail work.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  57. 57. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionNibs and BrushesBrushesCalligraphy As A Hobby
  58. 58. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsInks Inks are transparent and paper colour shows through.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  59. 59. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsInks Inks are transparent and paper colour shows through. Make sure you use non-waterproof ones.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  60. 60. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsInks Inks are transparent and paper colour shows through. Make sure you use non-waterproof ones. Winsor Newton Calligraphic inks.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  61. 61. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsInks Inks are transparent and paper colour shows through. Make sure you use non-waterproof ones. Winsor Newton Calligraphic inks. Private reserve fountain pen inks.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  62. 62. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsInksCalligraphy As A Hobby
  63. 63. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsPaints Pros use gouache.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  64. 64. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsPaints Pros use gouache. I use poster paints.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  65. 65. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsPaints Pros use gouache. I use poster paints. Water based paints with some inert material to make them opaque.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  66. 66. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsPaints Pros use gouache. I use poster paints. Water based paints with some inert material to make them opaque. Dilute with distilled water (use a syringe for precision).Calligraphy As A Hobby
  67. 67. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsPaints Pros use gouache. I use poster paints. Water based paints with some inert material to make them opaque. Dilute with distilled water (use a syringe for precision). Thicken using gum arabic solution.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  68. 68. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsPaintsCalligraphy As A Hobby
  69. 69. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsMasking fluid Watery paint like substance.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  70. 70. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsMasking fluid Watery paint like substance. Turns into a rubbery waterproof layer when dry.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  71. 71. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsMasking fluid Watery paint like substance. Turns into a rubbery waterproof layer when dry. Paint on top and then remove resist layer for reverse effects.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  72. 72. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionInks and PaintsMasking fluidCalligraphy As A Hobby
  73. 73. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersPaper I mostly use A4 90 gsm “JK excel bond” paper for practice.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  74. 74. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersPaper I mostly use A4 90 gsm “JK excel bond” paper for practice. Heavy enough to handle ink. Light enough to see rulings through.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  75. 75. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersPaper I mostly use A4 90 gsm “JK excel bond” paper for practice. Heavy enough to handle ink. Light enough to see rulings through. Cartridge paper when doing water colour washes.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  76. 76. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersPaper I mostly use A4 90 gsm “JK excel bond” paper for practice. Heavy enough to handle ink. Light enough to see rulings through. Cartridge paper when doing water colour washes. Coloured paper and card for greeting cards etc.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  77. 77. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersWhere to get this stuff? William Penn, Koramangala.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  78. 78. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersWhere to get this stuff? William Penn, Koramangala. Bhaskar Arts, Avenue Road.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  79. 79. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersWhere to get this stuff? William Penn, Koramangala. Bhaskar Arts, Avenue Road. Reliance Art Store, Commercial Street.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  80. 80. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersWhere to get this stuff? William Penn, Koramangala. Bhaskar Arts, Avenue Road. Reliance Art Store, Commercial Street. Most book stores have introductory books.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  81. 81. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersWhere to get this stuff? William Penn, Koramangala. Bhaskar Arts, Avenue Road. Reliance Art Store, Commercial Street. Most book stores have introductory books. Speedball textbook.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  82. 82. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPapersWhere to get this stuff? William Penn, Koramangala. Bhaskar Arts, Avenue Road. Reliance Art Store, Commercial Street. Most book stores have introductory books. Speedball textbook. Get the best quality materials you can afford.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  83. 83. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationRulings Letter heights are measured in multiples of nib widths.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  84. 84. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationRulings Letter heights are measured in multiples of nib widths. Letter widths depend on hand. Some are circular. Some narrow.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  85. 85. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationRulings Letter heights are measured in multiples of nib widths. Letter widths depend on hand. Some are circular. Some narrow. http://noufalibrahim.name/rulings can help you make rulingsCalligraphy As A Hobby
  86. 86. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  87. 87. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  88. 88. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  89. 89. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips. Use a pad of paper below ruling sheet for some “give”.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  90. 90. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips. Use a pad of paper below ruling sheet for some “give”. Use a guard sheet to protect the work sheet.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  91. 91. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips. Use a pad of paper below ruling sheet for some “give”. Use a guard sheet to protect the work sheet. Don’t listen to music while practicing.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  92. 92. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips. Use a pad of paper below ruling sheet for some “give”. Use a guard sheet to protect the work sheet. Don’t listen to music while practicing. Upsets rhythm.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  93. 93. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips. Use a pad of paper below ruling sheet for some “give”. Use a guard sheet to protect the work sheet. Don’t listen to music while practicing. Upsets rhythm. Dilutes concentration.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  94. 94. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationSetup Use an armchair. Use a board for a convenient angle. Fix ruling sheet to work sheet using paper clips. Use a pad of paper below ruling sheet for some “give”. Use a guard sheet to protect the work sheet. Don’t listen to music while practicing. Upsets rhythm. Dilutes concentration. Makes you error prone.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  95. 95. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPreparationMy setupCalligraphy As A Hobby
  96. 96. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesGetting rhythm Draw a pair of lines.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  97. 97. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesGetting rhythm Draw a pair of lines. Practice n and u curves.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  98. 98. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesGetting rhythm Draw a pair of lines. Practice n and u curves. Vary rhythm, size, speed.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  99. 99. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesGetting rhythm Draw a pair of lines. Practice n and u curves. Vary rhythm, size, speed. Use a single pencil at first.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  100. 100. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesGetting rhythm Draw a pair of lines. Practice n and u curves. Vary rhythm, size, speed. Use a single pencil at first. Then use double pencils.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  101. 101. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  102. 102. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules. x-height is 41⁄2 nibs.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  103. 103. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules. x-height is 41⁄2 nibs. Ascenders and descenders and 21⁄2 nibs each.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  104. 104. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules. x-height is 41⁄2 nibs. Ascenders and descenders and 21⁄2 nibs each. Pen angle is 30°.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  105. 105. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules. x-height is 41⁄2 nibs. Ascenders and descenders and 21⁄2 nibs each. Pen angle is 30°. Use a broad pen at first. 2mm is nice.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  106. 106. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules. x-height is 41⁄2 nibs. Ascenders and descenders and 21⁄2 nibs each. Pen angle is 30°. Use a broad pen at first. 2mm is nice. Fountain pens/markers are easier to get started with.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  107. 107. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesFirst attempts Rule for foundational miniscules. x-height is 41⁄2 nibs. Ascenders and descenders and 21⁄2 nibs each. Pen angle is 30°. Use a broad pen at first. 2mm is nice. Fountain pens/markers are easier to get started with. Practice using pangrams and maybe poems.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  108. 108. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  109. 109. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  110. 110. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  111. 111. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so. Master one hand before moving on to the next.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  112. 112. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so. Master one hand before moving on to the next. Don’t push the pen against the paper. Pull it.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  113. 113. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so. Master one hand before moving on to the next. Don’t push the pen against the paper. Pull it. Critique your work regularly.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  114. 114. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so. Master one hand before moving on to the next. Don’t push the pen against the paper. Pull it. Critique your work regularly. Repetitio Est Mater Studiorum.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  115. 115. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so. Master one hand before moving on to the next. Don’t push the pen against the paper. Pull it. Critique your work regularly. Repetitio Est Mater Studiorum.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  116. 116. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesThings to pay attention to Strive for rhythm and perfect letter forms. Don’t tire your arm or eyes. Practice every day for an hour or so. Master one hand before moving on to the next. Don’t push the pen against the paper. Pull it. Critique your work regularly. Repetitio Est Mater Studiorum. Repetition is the mother of studies.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  117. 117. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesRoad ahead You’ll need a few months per hand.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  118. 118. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesRoad ahead You’ll need a few months per hand. Foundational, Uncial, Blackletter, Italic.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  119. 119. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionPractice exercisesRoad ahead You’ll need a few months per hand. Foundational, Uncial, Blackletter, Italic. Ruling is tedious. You can use the script mentioned above.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  120. 120. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistPaints Paints should be diluted to consistency of light cream.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  121. 121. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistPaints Paints should be diluted to consistency of light cream. Use distilled water.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  122. 122. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistPaints Paints should be diluted to consistency of light cream. Use distilled water. Faber Castell has been better than Camel for me.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  123. 123. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistPaints Paints should be diluted to consistency of light cream. Use distilled water. Faber Castell has been better than Camel for me. Charge pen using a natural brush. Some people prefer dipping.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  124. 124. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistPaints Paints should be diluted to consistency of light cream. Use distilled water. Faber Castell has been better than Camel for me. Charge pen using a natural brush. Some people prefer dipping. Move pen to brush and not the other way round.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  125. 125. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistResists Resists dry quickly and can ruin brushes so dip.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  126. 126. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistResists Resists dry quickly and can ruin brushes so dip. You can easily correct mistakes.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  127. 127. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistResists Resists dry quickly and can ruin brushes so dip. You can easily correct mistakes. Write just like with ink.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  128. 128. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistResists Resists dry quickly and can ruin brushes so dip. You can easily correct mistakes. Write just like with ink. Paint on top when dry.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  129. 129. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistResists Resists dry quickly and can ruin brushes so dip. You can easily correct mistakes. Write just like with ink. Paint on top when dry. Peel off the resist with a soft eraser/tweezers.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  130. 130. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistWashes Watercolour technique used to give a nice background.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  131. 131. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistWashes Watercolour technique used to give a nice background. Very dilute colour applied on wet, light paper.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  132. 132. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistWashes Watercolour technique used to give a nice background. Very dilute colour applied on wet, light paper. After drying, actual work is done on top of this.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  133. 133. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistWashes Watercolour technique used to give a nice background. Very dilute colour applied on wet, light paper. After drying, actual work is done on top of this. Simple or multiple colours possible.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  134. 134. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistChanging colour Charge the pen with one colour.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  135. 135. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistChanging colour Charge the pen with one colour. As you write, Recharge drop by drop with a different one.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  136. 136. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistChanging colour Charge the pen with one colour. As you write, Recharge drop by drop with a different one. Colours will mix inside the reservoir.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  137. 137. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionUsing paints and resistChanging colour Charge the pen with one colour. As you write, Recharge drop by drop with a different one. Colours will mix inside the reservoir. And you’ll get gradation.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  138. 138. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionWhy? Hobbies are a useful way to keep balance in ones life.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  139. 139. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionWhy? Hobbies are a useful way to keep balance in ones life. Calligraphy is demanding, unforgiving and deliberate.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  140. 140. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionWhy? Hobbies are a useful way to keep balance in ones life. Calligraphy is demanding, unforgiving and deliberate. Forces you to see little details.Calligraphy As A Hobby
  141. 141. Introduction Equipment Getting started Techniques ConclusionWhy? Hobbies are a useful way to keep balance in ones life. Calligraphy is demanding, unforgiving and deliberate. Forces you to see little details. The opposite of most things tech.Calligraphy As A Hobby

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