Calligraphy Alphabet N-Z : Calligraphy Tips: Writing U,V,& W Words

Calligraphy Alphabet N-Z : Calligraphy Tips: Writing U,V,& W Words


So there you have the U and the V and the
W. Let’s look at our wonderful surprise words. OK, very important word, unity. You want to
think always in terms of unity. Understanding, you want to understand what it is that you’re
doing. Nothing that you do in calligraphy is done by rote. You need to be understanding
of everything that you’re doing. So, V, visualize, vision, verticality. Alright, verticality
is a characteristic of the Roman capitals. To be able to visualize, that’s a really,
really important idea. What I mean by this is that you are not going to be able to put
anything down on the page unless you have visualized it first. So in other words, you
need to see it in your mind, and then you put it down on the page, OK. You, you build
the letters on to the page. It is never, a letter is never, a calligraph letter, is never
going to come straight out of your hand because your hand doesn’t have the brain in it, OK.
You can like get your mind going through your hand, but the brain, your brain is up here,
so it starts here, this is the visualizing. And the whole idea of having vision I think
is a slightly different thing because vision is more in my mind like the idea of having
a vision for a piece, envisioning an entire piece. So that’s why I gave you those two
words that are so closely related, and W, I have chosen the word wholeness, and I hope
that you will notice here that I sort of broke the harmony, or the consistency of this letter,
and have therefore made this word wholeness with an emphasis on the O, and that’s kind
of a playful thing, but it’s perfectly legitimate because we’re not dealing with type face here,
we’re dealing with calligraphy, and basically you could do whatever you want. Whether or
not it comes out beautiful or meaningful is up to you.

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