Writing : Calligraphy: Art of Hand-Lettering and Beautiful Writing
Calligraphy: The Art of Hand-Lettering and Beautiful Writing
Calligraphy is the art of creating beautiful or elegant handwriting (or penmanship) using calligraphy markers or special pens with nibs dipped in ink. Learn calligraphy and letterform techniques from some of these Websources with free calligraphy lessons, courses, and projects. See also: How to turn your handwriting into a computer font with Fontifier.
How-to Calligraphy Websources
Calligraphy for Everyone
Dedicated to helping people learn calligraphy. "Calligraphy means 'beautiful writing' and can be both a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the spirit." Features calligraphy history, online lessons, gallery, and list of things you can create.
Appreciation of Chinese Calligraphy
"We selected single words from the works of many master calligraphers from the past to illustrate the astounding beauty of the art. Like all art, it is best to simply look at them for enjoyment. Do not be sidetracked with questions of theory, technique, etc. Do not worry about "What is it?"
"We do calligraphy and we teach it. A love of the written word and its power to connect viscerally and spiritually is what drives us." Features a section for getting started in calligraphy covering: materials, supplies, and letterforms; and video clips of letterform designer John Stevens demonstrating brush and pen calligraphy.
"The premier Internet calligraphy discussion group. A Worldwide forum for discussion and information exchange for anyone with an interest in Calligraphy and Lettering Arts." Maintained by Teri Martin.
Learning Calligraphy: Getting Started
Free online lessons for how to learn calligraphy. Covers getting started, types of ink, types of paper, helpful hints to make life easier, advanced techniques, and project ideas.
Learning Chinese Calligraphy & Video Tutorial
A free tutorial to help beginners who want to learn Chinese calligraphy. This multi-paged lesson illustrates the art of Chinese calligraphy characters with detailed photos and information about basic brush theories, correct posture, paper selection, styles, and brush techniques.