In Case Of Boredom Break Glass: Calligraphy Writing

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In Case Of Boredom Break Glass: Calligraphy Writing

When writing words with calligraphy, make sure that all of the letters have the same thickness. I sometimes struggle with that rule.

When writing words with calligraphy, make sure that all of the letters have the same thickness. I sometimes struggle with that rule.

Sumayya Khan

When writing words with calligraphy, make sure that all of the letters have the same thickness. I sometimes struggle with that rule.

Sumayya Khan

Sumayya Khan

When writing words with calligraphy, make sure that all of the letters have the same thickness. I sometimes struggle with that rule.

Sumayya Khan, Editor

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Calligraphy writing is one of the best card writing fonts for any holiday. Even the worst artists can’t mess up this activity! Calligraphy is the thin and thick font. It looks very hard to do, but it is actually easy. There aren’t many materials needed, so this makes this even better in my book. You will just need your card and a pen/marker. Use more than one pen/marker if you want to do different colors. You can also use crayons or colored pencils, but I feel that inky things work better.

Sumayya Khan
Each letter in the alphabet has down strokes. After practice, writing with calligraphy is easy.

The art of calligraphy originated in China. I was surprised because I thought it would have come from Africa. The word “calligraphy” is greek, made up of two words. The first word, kallos, means beauty. The second word, graphein, means to write. Calligraphy literally means beautiful writing. The meaning isn’t wrong, but people could have picked a more creative name.

To begin, here is the basic rule for faux calligraphy. Whenever you make a downstroke, you will “fill in” that side. For example, the letter “A” is good. First, begin with making a cursive c with the ends pointing more down (like the left half of the letter a). On the curve part, you would make a line inside the c that captures a little white space. Now, make a u that connects to the c (the second half of the letter a). Make a small line inside the “U” just like the c. Now fill in the small white spaces. You’ve made an a! You don’t need to fill in the white spaces if you don’t want to.

Pictured above are the instructions on how to make the letter a. You can leave out the right half of the U shape.

When you are making a calligraphy word, you want to keep the thicknesses of all of the letters the same. When I first heard of faux calligraphy, I thought “Ew! Fake Calligraphy!”. But now, faux calligraphy is my best friend when it comes to birthday presents, holidays, and the random quotes stuck around my room. Real calligraphy is harder than faux calligraphy (obviously). The pens that I have are double-sided, so they have a brush pen side and a regular pen side. When I tried using the brush pen side, it didn’t look as nice as faux calligraphy.

Remember: It takes a lot of practice!

Sumayya Khan, Editor

Sumayya Khan is an eighth grader at Trailside Middle School. Sumayya enjoys many things, including reading, writing, drawing, and sewing in her free time....

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