A Closer Look Into Calligraphy

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Arts and Entertainment, Crafts Hobbies, Visual Graphic Arts, Writing

Calligraphy is the kind of art in which a professional design announcements or wedding cards and various important transactions for their clients. But to be honest you have to have writing skills as well if you want to be a good calligrapher. If you want to learn it, you can learn it easily by asking the instructor of this profession or just practice. Many steps are involved in learning process. The first step would be to collect materials required for it. Don’t expect that take a pencil in your hand and a piece of paper for the first time and create a beautiful design of a picture. Find these items from your local store or nearby store to start the learning process.

Use pencils erasers and ruler for the art work in the beginning. Ruler is not required after some time when you will become an expert of the art work. It’s just only for the beginners because they face problems in the beginning, to draw the outline they need it. But you can skip this step after two or three weeks of work. Are the things mentioned above are enough? No, buy these things also. They include a pen, paper and ink. These all are the requirements of the art work. Normal paper must not be used for this purpose, use heavier paper and also ensure that it is acid free.

Which type of pen should we use for our art work? There are many types of pen used for this purpose. The best choice would be of flat tip pen. Common ink has fault that they spread over the paper but permanent inks are designed only for this purpose and special tip pens are available used for drawing of large as well as small lines.  Start learning from the books and DVD’s and make a skill by your hand and mind yourself.  Calligraphy aims to produce a reaction, just like any quality piece of sculpture or painting, its goals are to invoke a deeper meaning and communicate with the viewer on both the linguistic and creative level. Although a bit too metaphorical to be considered a valid definition, many experts recognize that reading calligraphy is the closest way one can get to hearing music with eyes. Interestingly, this may be the most precise explanation of what calligraphic creative fire actually is.

Fully analyzing the entire history of calligraphy is an almost insurmountable challenge, one that would take thousands upon thousands of pages to be considered comprehensive. Since the dawn of civilization, every single community had its own variant of calligraphy, all of which were founded between a mix of necessity and creative desires. All of them had differing styles and tools used. Calligraphers are very aware of such ancestry and it plays a major role in contemporary calligraphy which is shaped by a long, inventive heritage. In fact, imitating historical handwriting is a wide and encouraged method of achieving calligraphic success. Learning how to write in historical styles is an excellent means of training both the hand and the eye.

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