Calligraphy has been an aesthetic pleasure since ancient times. From lettering formal texts in bygone periods to the penmanship in the prevalent era that covers the ornamental writing for wedding planning companies, graphic design firms and educational institutes, calligraphy continues to be an epitome of eternal beauty.
Living in a rush, often we do not get enough time to learn things from scratch and be the master in the field. To be exemplary in calligraphy, one can get clued up about a few plain sailing techniques and create his/her own sensations pretty soon. This article will explain an effortless method to fabricate a beautiful work of art.
All that you require is a plain white paper of the size of the art you want to make, a pencil (since you are a novice yet just like me), a black pen (can be colored, it is all your choice). Remember there are no rules, you just follow your heart and you will definitely end up with a beauty. We are going to learn the down-stroke technique. You may wonder about all those calligraphy pens, nibs being used by professionals. No you don’t have to spend anything on those for now.
So now gear yourself up. Write anything that you want to smarten up with the technique.
Next thing you gotta do is create down-strokes. A down-stroke is when you move your pen/pencil in downward direction. So create down-strokes for all the letters. Keep the gap between the two lines constituting the down-stroke uniform. Next just fill up the gap of the down-strokes as done below. Again no constraints on how you want to fill in the gap, partially or completely, left side filled or right side filled, all your choice. Notice the filling variations in the quote I wrote below.
The same thing that would have been accomplished with much more hard work i.e. learning quilling with the calligraphy pens, you just did it trouble-free. Well that’s awesome! 😀
If done appropriately, you can create arts using the same technique. I believe it will be hard to tell if you created your artwork with dipping pens and following the quilling process or you did it with the simple use of a ball pen. Who says calligraphy is just a quill skill. Well I say it is not!
Happy quilling! 😉