KSB art miniatures Calligraphy alphabets Samples of various calligraphy alphabets are shown below to help your calligraphy. These are all written by me as an interested amateur. You'll also find links below to my free tutorial pages and useful books. But these will give you an idea of the major families of calligraphy alphabets.
I used to love my handwriting and enjoyed writing a personal note and addressing it with flair without any effort involved. It was a natural extension of my personal style — the flow from my brain to pen to paper. I enjoyed doing it and seeing the pretty script of others arrive in the mail or a note set on my desk at work and being able to recognize immediately who wrote it just by their handwriting.
Computers, email, and smart phones are making our handwriting obsolete — a lost art. Even our signatures can be digitally created nowadays. In my daily life, the only thing that seems to get written down anymore — pen to paper is my grocery list tacked to my refrigerator or a quick note left on the counter to remind my hubby or kids to do something.
It can tell so much about us. The way we form our letters and put them together so they flow into words is truly an extension of our personal style that I miss seeing in myself and others.
I love fonts and they have become wildly popular as a way to express our style digitally. I have been intentionally trying to find more ways to put pen to paper over the past few weeks.
I do write in my daily planner and that gives me some personal satisfaction. Recently on PaperTasteBuds they posted about one of their Paperfinger lettering workshops. Girlfriends being creative, wine, and pretty handwriting. Seeing this tells me I am not alone in my love for handwritten script.
My love of handwriting goes back to when I was just a kid. I remember Santa bringing me a book about handwriting analysis when I was in junior high. I found it fascinating that every single time you put pen to paper, you are revealing a little bit about yourself.
You may be saying to yourself that your handwriting is awful and that there is no help for you. I like to think about it this way. Our handwriting is a bit like our body type. How to Improve Your Handwriting: As a creative blogger, I receive books to review from time to time.
I never know what book is going to be in the package and was quite excited when I opened this, since improving my handwriting has been on my mind lately.
It was one of those meant-to-be moments. I have been practicing what I learned in the book. The best way to start trying to make your handwriting prettier is to simply start writing with a pen or pencil more. Gather some pens to find out which one feels right in your hand and that flows across the paper nicely for you.
I like the markers made by Sanford and one that is called — Elegant Writer. I buy them at the craft store. They are made with India Ink.
Hand Lettering an Envelope for a Wedding or Graduation If you know how to write the alphabet, all you need is a little practice on lined paper to gain lettering as a useful and beautiful new skill set and one that will improve your handwriting at the same time. In college, I took a hand lettering class.
It allowed us to see how each letter we made in italic calligraphy had thin and thick strokes as we formed them. Most of the class was spent just using the pencil and holding it on an angle and drawing slanted lines across the lined paper over and over again.
I may not have liked it but also recognized how important it was to acquire this basic skill. Only when we had the basic strokes of each letter down were we allowed to graduate to a real pen and ink.Create handwritten letters and envelopes with our Ready-Made cursive handwriting fonts!
If you don’t need your own handwriting as a font, than you’ll be sure to find the perfect ready-made style here. Consisting of both lower case and capital letters, VTKS Tattoo font is a mix of old and new style tattoo typography. As is often the case with downloads of no-cost tattoo fonts, the creators would appreciate donations and so if you do end up using it, we'd encourage you to be generous.
Ah, business letter format-there are block formats, and indented formats, and modified block formats and who knows what others. To simplify matters, we're demonstrating the block format on this page, one of the two most common formats. As tattoos are slowly becoming more accepted as a modern art form, the techniques and styles are ever branching out.
Take a look at this tattoo style guide to see what cool styles are the right fit for you, or just incredible styles to keep an eye on! To get started, have a look at the Styles page to see some of the different styles I normally work in, or if you’re interested in a tattoo, click the Tattoos page.
When you’re ready, send me an email at [email protected], and we can work together on what you’d like designed. How to Create Your Own Tattoo Lettering There are many different tattoo styles out there including tribal tattoos, Aztec tattoos and Celtic tattoos.
Another type of tattoo that is very popular, and still growing in popularity, is lettering tattoos.