Gothic calligraphy is over eight hundred years old. It is one of the most difficult and ornate calligraphies that currently exist. Read on to learn how to make these awesome letters.
Method 1 of 2: Writing in Gothic Style
Step 1. Measure the nib of your pen
Lowercase Gothic letters are made with a stroke width of five, the rising and descending horn use an additional stroke width of two, and uppercase letters are made with one of six.
Step 2. Using a ruler, trace the entire page at the correct x height
This means that if your pen nib is 3 millimeters wide, you will need a 15 millimeter wide line for lowercase letters. In the image, the lines drawn with the ballpoint pen are shown to make them clearer, but they are usually done with pencil so that they can be erased later.
Step 3. Add two pencil widths at the top and bottom of the x-height for the ascending and descending antlers
Step 4. Divide the two extra widths at the top in half with a six-wide line for the capital letters
Step 5. Hold your pen or pen at a 40 ° angle (see picture)
Step 6. Look at the example of Gothic calligraphy
Familiarize yourself with the shape of the letter and then make it on the lines you drew.
Step 7. Practice this calligraphy frequently
Your lyrics will look shaky and ridiculous at first, but they will improve if you pursue your new hobby.
Method 2 of 2: Adding details
Step 1. Place your pen (or pen) at a 0 degree angle
Step 2. Make an upward stroke
Step 3. Make a “circle”
Rotate the pen from 1 to 0 degrees at the top or bottom.
Step 4. Repeat until you have the desired amount of detail
- Please do not write all capital letters when using Gothic calligraphy, for readability reasons.
- Likewise, a beginner should also use wider nibs, as the smaller the nib, the more difficult it will be.
- Buy a good calligraphy book or visit calligraphy pages on the internet.
- You must be confident in your writing before adding embellishments to your letters.
- It is preferable for a beginner to start with a marker, rather than a pen.
- If you are going to use a pen, use a brush to apply the ink on the nib, as it will look more orderly.