Pen acquired. I have purchased the magnificent STAEDTLER Calligraphy duo 3002 2.0mm and 3.5mm pen. Doesn’t that sound beautiful? Well, it was the cheapest one I could find– 4 dollars. Ya gotta start small.
I decided to choose Calligraphy for my project because I have always loved how historical texts look. I’m also the type of person who cannot draw something from scratch but I can trace ideas from others– something that calligraphy encourages! I’m convinced that watching tutorial videos on how to do calligraphy is one of the most relaxing and satisfying things ever. Now I get to do that and get grades for it:
I have never really done calligraphy seriously before. I received a set when I was 16 and played around a little bit, but that lasted a total of two weeks. This was one of the first things I wrote after watching this YouTube video.
Not too shabby,eh? That wasn’t rhetorical. I need some validation! If you zoom in closely though, you can see how jagged this really is. I think this took me half an hour to create, and it involved a lot of fixing up. One of the things I learned from this video was how to make everything line up nicely so hopefully I will improve on that as time passes. The spacing between my letters is also pretty uneven so I am hoping to master that by the end of the semester. I do know one thing: I will have a really sweet looking signature by the end of this semester.