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Published on February 25, 2014

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PowerPoint Presentation: The Basics. Calligraphy Tools: Calligraphy Tools Pen Holders and Nibs Different Tools Make Different Strokes: Different Tools Make Different Strokes Calligraphy pens have different size nibs available. : Calligraphy pens have different size nibs available. You will be using a C-2 nib the majority of the time.: You will be using a C-2 nib the majority of the time. How do I start with the basics?: How do I start with the basics? Have four lines as a guideline for your letters. waistline baseline Ascending line ____________ descending line What are the lines for?: What are the lines for? The lines help you establish where all of your letters begin and end so your writing is not crooked or wavy. waistline baseline Ascending line ____________ descending line What is the baseline for?: What is the baseline for? Baseline- this is home base, the writing line, the line that all the letters sit on. waistline baseline Ascending line ____________ descending line What is the waistline for?: What is the waistline for? -Waistline- this line is above the baseline. The body of the lower case letters sits between the waist and base. waistline baseline Ascending line ____________ descending line What is the descending line for?: What is the descending line for? -Descending line- this is the line that the tails of your letters go to. waistline baseline Ascending line ____________ descending line So how do I write the letters?: So how do I write the letters? This is based upon the angle of how you hold the pen. For typical calligraphy strokes, you hold the pen’s tip at a 45 degree angle. The angle of the tip changes the type of line you draw:: The angle of the tip changes the type of line you draw: This demonstrates the pen tip being completely parallel to the lines. You will practice writing letters with calligraphy pens first (after we watch a couple of video clips).: You will practice writing letters with calligraphy pens first (after we watch a couple of video clips). Let’s watch and practice:: Let’s watch and practice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8aXoFJ1I9A

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