How To Choose The Right Calligraphy Pens For Yourself

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Cursive Calligraphy is a decorative art of writing in the decorative style known as “calligraphic”. It is the oldest form of calligraphy and dates back to around 3000 BC. It has been used in all ancient civilizations, including the Egyptian civilization. It was developed in China, India, Persia, the Philippines, Tibetans, Nepal, Tibet, China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The most popular styles that are most often reproduced in homes today are the flowing calligraphy, called the “hong cha” and the girl Islands style.

Most people confuse cursive with handwriting. Well, not really. Calligraphy is an art that involves using the natural rhythm of handwriting combined with the use of specialized tools like paintbrushes or needles. It is not just a series of letters. The primary difference between cursive and handwriting is that the former does not follow a straight direction.

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The basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy are round, oval and butterfly. The parts of the stroke are called chi. A basic stroke consists of five strokes, the left and right parts of the chi are not parallel to each other. Chinese calligraphy is also divided into two types: simplified calligraphy and traditional calligraphy. Simplified calligraphy only uses the front lines and spaces.

There are two main types of calligraphy styles: classical and contemporary. The best way to choose which one is ideal for you is to carefully study the different calligraphies. You must understand the structure and the main purpose of the characters. You should try to visualize how the characters will look like when they are real. You can start by looking at some calligraphies you like but don’t copy them word for word. It is important to look at the details.

Most modern calligraphy styles have a much smoother feel than cursive writing. These are easier to learn and are characterized by thin and smooth lines. Modern calligraphy is mostly blocked letters, which are also known as samura. Block letters can be very attractive and give an impressive effect.

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If you want to practice calligraphy without buying a set of calligraphy tools, you can just use pencils, paintbrushes and sponge on your fingers. You can apply various textures and colours to your fingers as well as the ink will appear the same everywhere. This allows you to learn calligraphy with the most minimal of expenses. If you have never tried this method, you will find it very difficult to write anything using a calligraphy pen. In the beginning, you may find your handwriting quite messy. You must be prepared to practice this way as your fingers will eventually get used to this new handwriting.

Calligraphy pen has two types: the short-tipped pen and the long-tipped pen. A short-tipped pen has a more coarse tip that helps you draw finer strokes; a long-tipped pen has a finer tip and a wider width so you can easily produce thicker strokes. There are many types of calligraphy nibs available in the market today, so you need to choose the right one for the type of writing you plan to do.

Bottom Line 

It is recommended to purchase calligraphy pens made by nibs so they will last longer and you are assured of quality. If you choose to buy calligraphy pens made by metal nibs, you should purchase them from a company that is known for producing fine pens. This is because metal nibs are often coated with an enamel coating to give them a smooth feel and a protective mechanism. When you choose calligraphy pens, you should choose a nib that best suits your needs so you will not have any regrets in the future.

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