One of the hardest parts of learning calligraphy is knowing which parts of the letter should be thick and which parts should be thin—this knowledge is the essence of calligraphy! If you're a beginner, here's a lettering mantra for you: "thick downstrokes, thin upstrokes." Or even simpler, "thick down, thin up."
But, you might ask, what does this even mean? Simply put, a downstroke is when your pen moves down the page, toward your body. An upstroke is when your pen moves upward on the page, away from you.Read More