Italic calligraphy letters practice... looking for suggestions to improve..
By - Shuksgal
I have to ask.. why is it in this order?
He did say he was looking for suggestions
I started out by writing random letters for practice. Whatever strokes I was comfortable with.
I know it's messed up 🙈
Most of this doesn't appear to be in italics, would be my thought
Well, none of them are slanted consistently at the correct angle. Get a ruler, and make some parallel lines at the angle you want, space them apart where you want your letters. Practice making letters at that classic italicized slant. Your spacing could also use some work. Some letters are nearly touching, others are spaced apart.
Thank you! I'll do that.
I tried to read this as a whole word and was having a fucking stroke
This bothers me... why not alphabetical
alphabet is arbitrary anyways
Yea, but it’s an agreed upon arbitrary…
And all words are made up.
Reality is a lie
Sounds like the number one suggestion is to write some actual words instead of jibberish. But if you’re going to write jibberish… make like the other guy did and translate some Tolkien into Elvish.
My suggestion is to put it in alphabetical order
For this style, precision matters a lot. It should look like it came out of a computer. Your strokes and characters have too much variance.
I think you're off to a good start. As mentioned, you could use a ruler to draw slanted parallel lines to get more consistency.
Like others have said, you need to rule out guidelines to make things uniform stroke wise.
Check out r/scribes and take a look at some of the italic shared by the members there.
You'll want to get your hands on an exemplar or some kind, so that you can begin learning the typical italic forms. There will be several historic exemplars commonly referenced over there.
I actually really like this order, it shows off letters of similar shape. I will say I was thrown off by that "ȷ" just without a dot. I haven't much experience, myself, so I couldn't give much advice, I just think it looks nice so far!
Haha thanks! That's actually what happened. I started off by writing letters with similar strokes as practice. It became random down the line though.
perhaps you could look into exemplars to help with how each letter should look like?
books on italics would be great too! i really like ‘calligraphy in ten easy lessons’ by eleanor winters as she breaks everything down into smaller bits to make it easier to understand and flags out the do’s and don’ts.
edit: and guidelines are suuuuper duper important! i’ve a friend with ready-made ones that she has kindly shared with everyone & can be found [here](linktr.ee/ninamareta)
edit 2: not sure if my hyperlink worked so here’s it: linktr.ee/ninamareta
This sounds really good. Thank you!
It's perfect, beautiful damn writing! Only suggestion out of all 26 is lean back the B more. Absolutely brilliant mate
Go in alphabetical order