Get started with brush calligraphy!
Brush calligraphy is a great way for beginners to learn no matter where you are in your calligraphy journey! Brush markers or pens of all kinds are used. The ink is already loaded and there are plenty of options to choose from when finding a pen you like.
Brush calligraphy is built on just a few basic strokes that are easy to learn. Take a look at the pictures below to see the difference between cursive and calligraphy.
Here’s “minimum” written in cursive. This is what your word would look like if you just used your natural, pretty handwriting.
Now, here’s “minimum” written in calligraphy. This is what your word would look like if you used the basic calligraphy strokes (thin on the upstroke, thick on the downstroke) while writing.
Last, here’s “minimum” written in modern calligraphy. See how bouncy the letters look? This is what your word would look like if you had fun with the movements of basic strokes.
Here are a few of MY favorite tools, in my classes I use the both Tombow Brushes, pencils, and even Sharpie Markers!
That's it! What to learn more? Choose your own adventure below!