Sunday, 25 March 2012

Writing Lower Case Gothic Letters a - o and Hints

How To Write Lower Case Gothic Alphabet Fonts

If you would like to learn how to write Gothic fonts, you can follow the step-by-step YouTube guides shown below.  You can get more ideas from the YouTube video links on the right of this post.
The YouTube video guides show how to write gothic calligraphy letters from the alphabet covering the letters from 'a' through to the letter 'o'.


YouTube Video Showing How To Write Gothic Lower case letters from 'a' to 'e'


YouTube Video Showing How To Write Gothic Lower case letters from 'f' to 'j'


YouTube Video Showing How To Write Gothic Lower case letters from 'k' to 'o'

Keep practising writing the calligraphy letter forms until you are able to write them with confidence and ease.



Gothic Fonts And Writing


Gothic lettering is quite heavy and a broad nibbed calligraphy pen is normally used.  Because it is such a heavy script, it can be hard going when reading vast amounts of words and texts with this style, so only short texts are usually used with short scripts, for example, certificates and short verses etc..  The gothic style is quite impressive and ornate. 


Once you have mastered the art of writing Gothic calligraphy, you can experiment with ornate swirls and illustrations around the ascenders and descenders.  You can also experiment with the capital letters to make them look quite ornate and impressive.  Be careful, however, not to go over the top with the decorations around the letters.  Experiment with colors and different mediums, such as pastels, watercolors or colored inks.  Keep the colors subtle so the letters are kept prominent.


Gothic Calligraphy Writing Made Easy


Here are some key points to remember when practising writing Gothic calligraphy:

  • Keep the nib at a constant 40 – 45 degree angle
  • Keep the lines straight
  • Keep the nib smooth on the paper to build up confidence
  • The upper case letters should be grand and ornate
  • Stick with broad nibbed pens to bring out the thick and thin lines
  • Keep practising