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The basics

How to write calligraphy (fundamentals)

Calligraphy tutorial (five options to try)

Easy calligraphy

What is calligraphy? 

Good books

Left-handed calligraphy: a few thoughts


Tools and materials

Calligraphy tools

Adjustable desk-lamps


(For gilding/gold-leafing, see below)


Calligraphy alphabets

Calligraphy alphabets 

(Rustic Capitals, Uncial (formal), Gothic textura quadrata, Roundhand, Italic (slanted), Copperplate style, and some bubble letters)


Roman alphabet and script

Roman alphabet

Roman Rustic Capitals

Roman numerals


Gothic script

Gothic lettering (overview)

Gothic textura quadrata tutorial 1 – easier letters

Gothic textura quadrata tutorial 2 – slightly harder letters

Gothic textura quadrata tutorial 3 – harder letters

Gothic majuscules A-Z


Italic script

Italic: overview

Italic letter formation and practice


Fancy lettering (ie decorative/drawn)

Fancy lettering

Gothic decorated letters example: Happy Birthday

Make your own card example: Gothic doodle


Gilding

Gilding for calligraphers

Basics of gold leaf application

Gold-leaf technique

Gold paints including shell gold

Agate burnishers

Gold leaf suppliers

Celtic ornament

Overview of Celtic knot design for calligraphers

Celtic knots beginners' tutorial 1 – crossed cords

Celtic knots beginners' tutorial 2 – joins make knots

Celtic knots beginners' tutorial 3 – repeats make interlace

Celtic knots beginners' tutorial 4 – breaks make patterns

Celtic knots beginners' tutorial 5 – inking in



Miscellaneous  interests

Bubble letters

Bubble letters

How to draw bubble letters 1

How to draw bubble letters 2

How to draw bubble letters 3

Poetry and verse

How to write a poem

How to write a sonnet (ideal for Italic and Roundhand) – warning, it's long (but it does teach you how to do it, step-by-step)

How to write a haiku (ideal for Uncial and Copperplate)