I have about fifteen or twenty regular readers on this blog, and I hardly know any of you! But, I have something to ask of you readers, have any of you tried out calligraphy? How do you like it? How long did it take for you to learn it? Do you enjoy it? Do you recommend it?
I just got a Sheaffer Calligraphy set to start out with and a book called Learn Calligraphy by the seemingly legendary Margaret Shepherd.
So, please answer these questions if you can:
- How do you like it?
- How long did it take you to get “decent” at it?
- What pen set would you recommend I upgrade to, once I’m comfortable getting a new set?
- Any books you’d recommend?
- Any techniques you’d recommend?
- I’m not artistic, could I still become good at it?
The Book has not arrived yet, but, the Calligraphy set did arrive like right an hour and a half ago. I spent this time writing nonsense and trying to mimic alphabets which I did horribly. But, I think I kind of know how to use and put together the pen now. That’s a start, right? I don’t know how to do serifs or these “feet” things yet. And I don’t get the curves exactly write, so hopefully Learn Calligraphy would help me with that. I REALLY, REALLY want to learn this skill. It would be awesome just to know it, ya know?