Getting Started: Calligraphy is concerned with the visual expression of words. This is a useful warm-up exercise, by the way. Use white space as a design element to emphasize a word or phrase and introduce contrast.
Dip Pens that you dip into ink are the original way to write calligraphy and many people prefer these, since there is such a broad range of nibs available. The next section gives you the chance to classify your own style of handwriting. Although demand for handwritten books was greatly reduced after the invention of printing, fine writing continued among the Renaissance masters.
Calligraphy Fountain Pens: The fountain pen was the forerunner to the modern day ballpoint pen in terms of being the implement used primarily for cursive writing on a day to day basis.
This effect is characteristic of the font and should always be maintained or even improved upon. Effects achieved with letter spacing By varying the spacing between letters, you can develop interesting decorative styles based on your own form of handwriting that can be combined in a wonderfully creative manner.
In modern days, special Calligraphy Fountain Pens have been created, available with a variety of nibs, that mimick the writing styles of the dip pens. Beautiful rhythms that repeat themselves.
Dip your nib into the ink and tap lightly on the bottle rim to free it of excess ink that would stain the paper when you first begin to write.
We therefore have put together this little primer so that you can decide for yourself which might be best for you. The body of the lower case letters sit between waist and base.