Now,we will see the way to make calligraphy strokes.there are 6 basic strokes:
I __ / \ ( )
3) Diagonal left
4) Diagonal right
5) Left curve
6) Right curve
There are 26 alphabets in English vocabulary.all are formed by these basic strokes.
A : / + \ + __
B : I + ) + )
And all alphabets are formed in this manner.you see it is so easy to start with these strokes for a good handwriting.just practice all the strokes and,you will soon improve your skill in calligraphy.
The three styles have some basic characteristics.
1) Gothic letters have all these strikes of equal height,equal width,equal thickness.
G O T H I C
2) Roman letters have one stroke thick,one stroke thin.
R O M A N
3) Text letters are stylized letters.i.e.decorative letters with too much of designing part.these can be made by gothic letters,or by roman letters too.These letters are very popular as they look very attractive.
in my next lesson,i will show you some interesting uses of calligraphy.till then,enjoy your practice of strokes.you all know:
PRACTICE LEADS TO PERFECTION.