Have You Ever Embroidered your Handwriting?
KSB art miniatures Calligraphy alphabets Samples of various calligraphy alphabets are shown below to help your calligraphy. These are all written by me as an interested amateur.
You'll also find links below to my free tutorial pages and useful books. But these will give you an idea of the major families of calligraphy alphabets.
Have fun with the Roman rustic capitals Rustic Capitals are a robust, dynamic calligraphy alphabet, good for titles when you want formality and impact without rigidity. Rustic Capitals are the oldest script I include tutorials for on this site. They are basically a nib- or brush-written alternative version of the grand, stone-chiselled, square capitals you can still see all over Roman monuments.
Living in ancient Rome, you would have seen announcements, information or even rude messages written in Rustic Capitals on the walls of the city, in just the same way as advertising posters or graffiti today. Two calligraphy books stand out for this script: The Historical Sourcebook for Scribesby Michelle Brown and Patricia Lovett, provides analysis of the script and a calligrapher's expert breakdown of the pen-strokes involved.
His is the version I've based my own tutorial on. Uncial Uncial's rounded fancy styles of writing alphabets in cursive owes something to the Greek alphabet, and historically it's associated with the early Christian Church. In one form or another, it was used in handwritten books for nearly a millennium.
For much of that time it was strictly a calligraphy alphabet rather than a historical script in that it was written out slowly and painstakingly to look as impressive as possible. Uncial is easy to read, with serene overtones, and lends itself to short poems, quotations, and titles.
But it takes up quite a lot of space. Gothic, textura quadrata I have a particular soft spot for Gothic calligraphy alphabets.
The above is a version of Gothic textura quadrata which means 'woven-looking', because it's carefully done, and 'four-cornered', because the letters have a rectangular, blocky shape.
This was the script of choice for centuries of book production in medieval Europe. Roundhand Foundation hand Roundhand is a modern, twentieth-century calligraphy alphabet based on the scripts of the Italian Renaissance, which themselves were invented because Italian scholars in particular had got heartily fed up of trying to read long texts written in tiny, cramped Gothic.
The great virtue of Roundhand is its simplicity. It may seem like a humble virtue but it is not therefore to be disregarded. Any Roundhand lends itself to circumstances in which you want to communicate sincerely and without pretension: Italic, slanted Italic is a beautifully legible calligraphy alphabet, elegant without being fussy, and has been taught for generations as the foundation of good cursive handwriting.
It's not as simple as it looks to dash it off at speed! However, learning this script is well worth the effort. I offer a couple of pages to help — one on specific Italic letterformsand one of more general Italic tips on issues like spacing, and I also recommend: Reynolds, Italic Calligraphy and Handwriting.
It's bossy, short, inexpensive, ancientand it works. The Basics and Beyond.
Copperplate style Copperplate is written with a finely pointed, very flexible steel nib which opens and closes with pressure to produce thick and thin lines. It's called Copperplate because it imitates the very fine, heavily slanted scripts of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century engravings on copper plates which themselves were based on beautifully hand-drawn letters.
There are other names: English Roundhand do not confuse with other Roundhands written with a broad nibEngrosser's Hand, etc. Copperplate-type calligraphy alphabets have an old-fashioned flavour but not too distant in time: The example above is more rounded than a true Copperplate, with less thin-and-thick contrast than you'd ideally find.
Any amount of practice on these graceful, flourished scripts is well repaid and they are suitable for a huge range of uses, from display pieces to certificates to wedding invitations. There is more on Copperplate in her follow-up on cursive calligraphic alphabets, Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy.
Bubble letters, various homemade: But calligraphy skills include the ability to draw letterforms such as Roman Monumental Capitals, and Versals, which are often coloured in or made to look three-dimensional, so I see no reason why bubble letters shouldn't also be on the menu.
They're great for humorous or cheerful titles which appeal to the eye and are not intended to be taken too seriously.
As you can see, there's a variety of shading and lighting effects going on above — I was experimenting. Most of the effects use pen, brushes and artist's gouache but here and there I've done a bit of photoshopping, too.
This alphabet's my own design. I wanted to make bubble letters actually based on a circle, rather than drawn as outlines round a standard Roman capital letter.Calligraphy alphabets C to regardbouddhiste.comet C in calligraphy designs available in Brush, Celtic, Chinese, Copperplate, Cursive, Gothic, Medievil, Modern, Old English, Renaissance, Roman, Romantic, Runic, Uncial, Victorian and more!.
Calligraphy in alphabet C style samples. A great selection of Calligraphy samples to print. Beautiful calligraphy writing in alphabet C letters. The Indian Heights School Activities and Curriculam.
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If you’ve poked around a bit on Needle ‘n Thread, you might be familiar with my tutorials on embroidered lettering and regardbouddhiste.com was a fun sampler! Cursive Letter Alphabet Stencil Z You’ve just viewed our cursive alphabet stencil letters.
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This compilation is dedicated to the memory of our nameless forebears, who were the inventors of the pens and inks, paper and incunabula, glyphs and alphabets.