If you are like me and love trying new letter types and working on your hand lettering, you will love this cool technique and tutorial featured in the book Calligraphy 101.
Click on this page from Calligraphy 101 to enlarge and read all about copying a paragraph as a hand writing skill builder and how to make a Blackletter "S."
If you liked this tutorial on how to make the Blackletter "S" and the calligraphy skill builder, you will love the book:
Calligraphy is both an art and a skill. Unlike with many other crafts, a person cannot develop good calligraphy skills simply by picking up the pen and practicing. There are many details about how to load the pen, how to hold it at an exact angle to the paper, even how to form each letter of each alphabet style one stroke at a time. Without proper training, the crafter will soon give up and consider it too hard to learn.
Calligraphy 101 starts at the very beginning, teaching all the fine points about calligraphy with practice drills and easy projects to begin with. Then, new and more difficult skills are introduced gradually through more practice drills and projects. Like other books in the 101 series, the book is written for the absolute beginner with detailed instructions, tips, and quick references all aimed at helping the crafter achieve success.
Jeaneen Gauthier currently works as a self-employed artist specializing in custom-made invitations and stationery, illustration, photography, and textile design. She sells her line of hand-crafted jewelry, barrettes, and greeting cards that feature her calligraphy and illustrations on her webstore at Joyology101.etsy.com. Visit her online at www.jeaneengauthier.com.