Learning to Draw Calligraphy

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Learning to draw calligraphy is a process of learning how to create varying line qualities, as the best calligraphy incorporates both thin and bold lines. Use calligraphy to make interesting lettering with instructions from a professional cartoonist in this free video on drawing lessons.

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Hi I'm Bill Connolly your cartoonist and artist extraordinaire. How do you do calligraphy? Ever wonder that, you do the thick thin lettering that looks so good on scrolls and things like that. My dad was a sign painter and I used to watch him letter all the time. I'm just using a regular marker for this because a regular marker will give you a thick thin stroke. There's my thick stroke there and then I come down and bring it down a little thinner there and then I go out thick and the pen itself actually does the work to where you come down and again thick strokes are across and you can take it in this way and come down and across like that then the, you can make it down like that and another l then you can go back and you can be very creative in that you can take your inside that and you have seen on those either fancy books where they make a little fancy design on the inside like that and you can really be as creative as you want to and make it a fancy letter like that. You can bring it around and bring it on the bottom there and frame it any way you want to but calligraphy just a lot of thick and thin and choose which way you want to go, thick across and thin down or you can make different variations on it and do it diagonally as well. I'm Bill Connolly your cartoonist and artist extraordinaire and that's my stab at doing calligraphy.

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