In school, any person is taught not just to write, but to do it beautifully. The text should be legible, but also work with it can be fun. Calligraphy is part of the visual arts, only the object here are symbols.
Learn how to write beautifully, you can only want. But many are deterred by difficulties in the way of learning. In addition, numerous myths about calligraphy also interfere. As practice shows, problems are usually invented, and errors can always be debunked. A person with a bad hand can not practice calligraphy.
It is important to understand an important thing. Calligraphy is an art, not an ordinary letter. In life, most calligraphers have an inexpressive and even frankly poor handwriting. To start classes, it is not necessary to have a clear and beautiful writing of the text. If calligraphic symbols will turn out beautiful, then it does not matter what the handwriting is in everyday life. For the master, the pen is a magic wand. With due diligence, it will allow you to create beautiful letters, which previously it was difficult to imagine.
Calligraphy is an expensive activity.
In one song it says that not having the opportunity to acquire a “Ferrari” can completely ride it. The analogy is also traced with calligraphy. You can spend as much money on this hobby as there is an opportunity. The minimum initial set will cost only 25 dollars. Is the size of this amount can interfere with the desire to engage in calligraphy? Those who have been doing this for a long time have their own large set of tools. But there is no doubt that the bulk of the devices used very rarely, and the rest of the time just lies in the box.
Only right-handers can be engaged in calligraphy.
This statement is ridiculous in its absurdity. Just those who write with their right hand (and most of them) in principle do not understand how the left-hander does it. It is easier to assume that they can not be engaged in calligraphy, than recognize their possibilities and their limitations. In fact, left-handers are even easier to practice calligraphy. Right-handers have to make extra efforts to pressure the pen, but for left-handers there is no difficulty. Those who want to do calligraphy, you should think not about the working hand, but about the attitude to achieve the goal. It is worth experimenting and trying different pen grips. Sometimes it’s worth moving away from the canons and trying your own options. By the way, special handles for calligraphy are produced specially for lefties.
Calligraphy requires a fountain pen.
Pen with a pen – a very individual thing. Ideal for yourself to find quite difficult. And besides, there may be many reasons not to buy a pen. Maybe the person is not ready yet, the security considerations in the house with the child will become a barrier. And permanent ink can leave a stain on the carpet. And not everyone can decide to invest in a set with a fountain pen. It is necessary to perceive calligraphy as just an opportunity to create beautiful symbols. And this can be done without professional tools, but with the help of conventional brushes and pens.
Fountain pen is needed only for calligraphy.
For those who are not interested in illustration, this statement will be true. But for really creative people who do not get hung up on calligraphy, you can find other uses for fountain pens. With the help of a pen for calligraphy and ink with watercolor you can create strikingly clear pictures.
Having learned calligraphy, you can write on any paper surface.
This statement is truthful only in part. Much depends on the paper and ink. Not every pen can approach a particular paper. If you try to write something on a regular paper bag, the ink will flow. Paper will absorb them well, which will form around the letters unnecessary mesh. It is worth trying to find other ink. Some will be absorbed even better, but the acrylic version will not absorb so much and it will look good.So calligraphy is possible on any paper, but this will require careful selection of tools.
Specialized courses are required for teaching calligraphy.
Strictly speaking, there is not much point in the courses. You can learn everything with the help of book aids or the Internet. There are many materials that will help you learn the art of beautiful writing. At the same time, many of the benefits are free. So is there any reason to spend money on some courses? You can at least go to YouTube and watch several video tutorials on this issue.
Envelopes with a written calligraphic address are not delivered.
Do not take the skill of beautiful writing so useless. Written by means of calligraphy, the mail address will understand and deliver where indicated. You just need to fill exactly all the required fields. If one of them is omitted, the letter will be returned back, even if it was signed in the usual type.
Calligraphy is appropriate in official documents.
Usually, still such a spelling is used in unofficial papers – postcards for birthdays, invitations. But in official documents it is recommended to move away from the beautiful writing. Still, calligraphy slightly distorts the inscription and worsens its readability due to aesthetics. In documents, however, it is required that the words be understood by all.
A beginner will have plenty of calligraphy kit.
In this set there is everything that, in the opinion of the inexperienced, is necessary for the study of calligraphy. In fact, only a stiffener, yes a vessel with mastic for printing, is useful. Brushes have poorly trimmed pile, it is hard and badly lies. Such a tool will not be able to draw a thin smooth line. And the ink from such a set is not ideal black, but remains gray. To make the image perfect, you will have to invest in tools. But here we are talking about professional quality.
Calligraphy set is a great gift.
If it is an amateur, then such a gift will intrigue. That’s only when using this set, the mood can deteriorate. The Chinese do not give each other such things. Many beginners faced this problem. Sellers assure the excellent quality of the goods, the lack of complaints, but the first use will make it clear that the brushes are suitable except for painting, and not for a filigree letter. Quality kits are manufactured and sold in China, they are difficult to find in Moscow. And they cost from 30 dollars. But in China itself, a set of brushes cost 1-5 dollars, but no one buys them. In the country of hieroglyphs quality and durability are appreciated.
Calligraphy came from the East.
There are several calligraphy schools. It occupies a special place in countries with ideographic writing. The Arabs learned to write beautifully, copying the Koran. The Muslims brought the art of beautiful writing to India in the 15th and 16th centuries. But in Europe calligraphy developed on the basis of Greco-Roman writing, even from ancient times. A great impetus to this art gave the development of Christianity, because there was a need for a mass copy of the Bible and religious books. In the VII-IX centuries in Ireland and Scotland, monks generally created illuminated gospels with ornaments and miniatures, real masterpieces of art. And the Gothic letter was just calligraphy.
Calligraphy is an activity for adults.
There are quite a few calligraphy circles for children starting at age 4. Specialists believe that such a letter can strengthen the fingers of the baby and prepare him for intensive work at an older age.
For a beginner, there is no difference with which font to start.
Beginners are encouraged to start all the books on calligraphy with a basic letter from Edward Johnston. After mastering it, you can go to more complex options. But the base font is not the easiest. Much more interesting than the early Uncial, it attracts newcomers with its exotic and easy writing. In general, it is recommended not to get stuck on any one option, but constantly change the fonts.And the fine motor skills, worked out in one case, will immediately pass to the other. Thus, at the same time, there is training for writing several fonts and even unexplored ones. As a result, an experienced calligrapher will be able to reproduce unfamiliar font even without preparation.
You can study calligraphy without much periodicity.
If there is at this time, it is worth every day to devote calligraphy for half an hour-hour. The less frequent the classes, the slower the skill will be formed. Any employment of calligraphy will not remain without trace. Something will be learned right away, but something will come between lessons. The standard term for mastering a letter does not exist – everyone has his own abilities. And there is no limit to perfection, even in the familiar font.
There is no difference than writing – ink or ink.
The carcass has a complex organic composition and it is more dense. As a result, the characters are obtained with a uniform black non-luminous fill. Such symbols rarely spread out and are well resistant to water. But the ink can not refill the handles, and because of its origin, it can rot and chasm. Ink is a mineral liquid without odor and sediment. They can be filled with special feather calligraphic pens and brushes. The tool is easier to clean after using the ink. But this paint is more often spread on paper, it needs more dense. Barcode ink is lighter than ink. Repeated strokes on the same place become prominent, as well as streaks due to uneven distribution of ink.