User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 42

  1. #1
    Senior Member ThatsWhatHeSaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    7,233

    Default Calligraphy (and challenge)

    So weird...posting in Art & Entertainment. I feel like I should do an interpretive dance before posting.

    Anyway, I'm getting into calligraphy. Right now, just standard American calligraphy. I was wondering if any of you do calligraphy. If so, how did you pick it up, and tips do you have?

    Since that'll probably get zero to -3 responses, I thought it'd be fun to do a calligraphy challenge. The challenge will be to pen, scan, and upload the following words:

    "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Central"

    If anyone actually tries to do this, we can have a poll at the end to select the winner. If you just want to sketch or draw or doodle, that's fine too (as long as it says the words above.

    Ready?

    ...

    GO!

  2. #2
    Senior Member INTJMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    5,350

    Default

    I taught myself calligraphy about 20 years ago when my mom bought me a pen set.
    The pen set came with example alphabets but I also collected samples and borrowed library books on calligraphy.
    I made some nice framed gifts.
    I learned 2 styles, Gothic and Chancery Italic.
    Gothic was the easiest for my brain to comprehend because it was straight lines and angles.
    The other was similar to "Invitation" font in MSWord.

    I still use the basic concepts.
    It's nice to use when I go somewhere and I have to make myself a name tag.
    People always are impressed at the calligraphy.
    (My regular handwriting is not that pretty, though not bad.)

    The main thing to concentrate on is maintaining the 45 degree angle of the pen nib.
    Then practice shaping the letters.
    I developed my own letters if I didn't find an example I liked.
    But that was before the internet.
    There must be hundreds of examples now.

  3. #3
    Senior Member ThatsWhatHeSaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    7,233

    Default

    Awesome. Got any samples you can scan in?

  4. #4
    Senior Member INTJMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    5,350

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    Awesome. Got any samples you can scan in?
    Not that I can think of. Why?

  5. #5
    Senior Member ThatsWhatHeSaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    7,233

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Not that I can think of. Why?
    I just think it'd be nifty is all.

    *shy look*

  6. #6
    Senior Member INTJMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    5,350

    Default




    Of course, I didn't do it by hand.
    You said you wanted a sample.

  7. #7
    Emerging Tallulah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    6,028

    Default

    My grandmother taught me a bit of calligraphy, and I bought a couple of books on it years ago. If i had a calligraphy pen, I'd write something now, for kicks. If I remember to get one next time I'm out, I'll play.

    Do you have any samples, Edahn?

  8. #8
    Senior Member ThatsWhatHeSaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    7,233

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    My grandmother taught me a bit of calligraphy, and I bought a couple of books on it years ago. If i had a calligraphy pen, I'd write something now, for kicks. If I remember to get one next time I'm out, I'll play.

    Do you have any samples, Edahn?
    I'll do something clever and scan it in at work tomorrow or Wednesday. Prolly Wednesday.

  9. #9
    almost half a doctor phoenix13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    7w8
    Posts
    1,313

    Default

    HELLLLOOOOOO! I'm a calligraphy enthusiast (mostly Western. I took a class on Chinese calligraphy, but sucked at it). I highly recommend The Art of Calligraphy by David Harris; it has a nice variety of scripts and gives you the historical background of each one. Woohoo! I'll upload some of my stuff in the next day or so.

  10. #10
    Senior Member INTJMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    5,350

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix13 View Post
    HELLLLOOOOOO! I'm a calligraphy enthusiast (mostly Western. I took a class on Chinese calligraphy, but sucked at it). I highly recommend The Art of Calligraphy by David Harris; it has a nice variety of scripts and gives you the historical background of each one. Woohoo! I'll upload some of my stuff in the next day or so.
    Yay!

Similar Threads

  1. [NF] Quotes, Sayings and Words of Wisdom to Inspire, Encourage and Challenge
    By Ene in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-27-2015, 08:38 PM
  2. Poetry of the Depressed and Existentially Challenged
    By Anja in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-11-2014, 05:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO