• Basics

    How to Hold a Calligraphy Pen

    Basic Techniques for Holding a Calligraphy Pen and The Most Recommended Pens for Beginners Chances are, calligraphy is not something you learned when you were in elementary or secondary school. We’re assuming that you’re brand-new to calligraphy and probably are not even familiar with how to hold a calligraphy pen. It does take a little getting used to but, fortunately, it’s not super-hard. If you’re new to calligraphy, you want to start out by practicing basic brush strokes. But, first, make sure that you have your felt paper taped down so that it doesn’t move all over the place and make a mess. You will also need to dip your…

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  • Lessons

    How To Use A Calligraphy Dip Pen

    Exploring the Illustrative Process of Calligraphy Dip Pen The calligraphy dip pen is one of a kind. You can’t find a more beautiful illustrative pen than this, and in today’s article you will learn how to use a calligraphy dip pen, and its different functions to create beautiful penmanship and artwork. Today this article will show you how to use a calligraphy dip pen. Supplies wise, you can visit a variety of different stores including Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Jo-Ann’s. The first supplies you will need is your calligraphy dip pen of course. As far as paper, you’re going to want to purchase 8 x 10 or larger canvas paper.…

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  • Lessons

    Calligraphy 101 – How To Learn Calligraphy With No Prior Experience

    Learn How to do Calligraphy You’ve seen the beautifully artistic writing that is calligraphy. You would love to be able to put pen to paper and create this visual art yourself, but it looks kind of hard. Well, you will be happy to know that learning how to do calligraphy requires very few inexpensive tools, and 3 basic core calligraphy writing skills. Faux Calligraphy A lot of people recommend faux calligraphy as the first step to learning. Faux calligraphy is simply using a ballpoint or gel pen to create calligraphy writing. Using a standard pen will make learning calligraphy less intimidating because you are using a tool that you are…

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