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Gothic Lowercase Calligraphy Tutorial by bizmiard Gothic Lowercase Calligraphy Tutorial by bizmiard
Okay here's that promised description. Some general things, first-

I am not a calligrapher, nor am I an expert. I do however mess around with calligraphy. It doesn't look THAT bad though, does it ;)?

You will need some time of broad nib for this kind of calligraphy. You can find it at Michael's for under 10 bucks, I promise- though clearly there are higher quality options available.

The paper is a standard notebook page. I would have done it on better paper if I had originally intended this to go on DA, but there you go. It still works.

The script is Gothic, and is likely a variant of it. It's old enough and diverse enough that there are many forms. After you learn, feel free to improvise. It's what makes your writing yours.

All strokes in Gothic are drawn either top to bottom or left to right or both. Exceptions are for hairline embellishments (x or y)

You should learn Foundational calligraphy first. Seriously, it's important and it helps quite a bit with Gothic.

For the most part you will be holding the pen at 45 degrees. Each stroke is separate. Getting it to look like one letter requires practice, time, paper, and ink. It won't be perfect the first time (if it is props to you you're amazing).

The letters "s" and "x" I messed up the final form on. For S, my line was too wide. For x, I'd been drawing without the space at the bottom of the letter. If nothing else, it shows you how a small difference in how you draw the letter can affect the aesthetics when you're finished.

The letters "g" and "p" are slightly off in their various steps, I think you can see where though in the final form. (Final one is correct) Also "g" I forgot and just drew the whole thing in the beginning, my mistake :P


If I have time and energy, I'll be making more of these.. Foundational lowercase, uppercase, and Gothic uppercase :)
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ArcanissViv Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Are you going to do a left-handed font guide? Just curious.
bizmiard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow it's been a minute since I've been on DA. Probably not tbh. I'm not left handed and have never written left handed so I don't think it would be all that useful. 
CashInDa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
 Thank you!!!
raitoku Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
bizmiard Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hosnij Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
bizmiard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Let me know if you have any questions :)
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