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The Art of Calligraphy: How to Master the Pen


In this short video tutorial from my recent calligraphy course, I’ll cover the basic parts of the pen and show you how to dip it in the ink to avoid drips and spills. I’ll also show you how to hold it for writing the elegant Blackletter Script, and then we’ll play with different lines to get a feel for the nib. 

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In the full course, The Art of Calligraphy: Blackletter Script, you'll learn to master the Blackletter Script, often seen as the most beautiful and difficult calligraphic font (although we're going to prove that the latter isn’t true). 

You’ll start the course by learning the basic strokes that make up every letter in the Blackletter Script alphabets. Once you’ve practiced every letter, you’ll move on to making a fun, coffee-inspired poster. You’ll finish the course with a valuable new skill and a great sense of pride because you will have mastered what appears to be the most difficult calligraphic font there is.

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