Calligraphy - Who are Interested?

Philippines
December 27, 2016 7:29am CST
What is Calligraphy? According to Google, it is the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush. I have seen numerous posts on Facebook - showcasing their talent on this type of writing. My brother, the youngest, knows how to do this handwriting. How he do it? He said that he watched tutorials on Youtube. The cover picture is his calligraphy handwriting. He used paint brush for this.
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@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
27 Dec 16
he's obviously naturally talented as that pic is pretty good I used to be interested in calligraphy as a kid. I had a thing about visiting cathedrals and especially the chained library in hereford along with the mappa mundi. I liked the way the old books and manuscripts were written, I used to be ok at writing with a quill but haven't done it for over 20 years.
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• Philippines
27 Dec 16
I like the writings like this. I bet you had ptetty good collections when you were growing up.
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@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
27 Dec 16
@jobelbojel I used to have lots of books about illustrated manuscripts and have seen quite a few of them.
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@stbrians (15307)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Mar 17
Who did this one, Mike?
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@owlwings (39259)
• Cambridge, England
27 Dec 16
Your brother is very competent. It takes great skill to control a brush so that you get the thick strokes and the thin ones even and in the proper place. I prefer to use a chisel-edged pen, personally, but that is because I have never learned to use a brush. I learned to write in the Italic or 'Humanist' hand (and in several other styles) from books on the art.
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• Philippines
16 Feb 17
I did not learn any form.
@rina110383 (24134)
27 Dec 16
Beautiful one! I'm impressed! I love looking at calligraphy prints & drawings.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 17
Thank you, Rina!
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
27 Dec 16
I wish I have the skill to do calligraphy.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 17
I wish I have the skill too. Maybe I need a year to learn this art.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
16 Feb 17
I love calligraphy, this was something we did when I went to school. I still love to write like this. Your brother is very good.
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• Philippines
13 Sep
I hope to see your calligraphy post.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
@jobelbojel This is a pretty old post, it's a log time I do not take out my calligraphy set.
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• Philippines
13 Sep
@LadyDuck so old yeah. I am not good in keeping track of my post, before. Now, I am learning how to visit back.
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@just4him (117463)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb 17
He did an excellent job. I've never done it, but would have liked to have learned.
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• Philippines
13 Sep
He is talented. I like to learn how to but my hand is stubborn.
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@just4him (117463)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep
@jobelbojel It would be a challenge for me as my handwriting isn't the best.
@AkoPinay (11815)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
I learned how to do it from a book during my high school days... No youtube yet
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• Philippines
18 Mar 17
Yes, I remember my cousins doing their lettering during high school.
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@andriaperry (50766)
• United States
17 Mar 17
Very pretty. Glad to see you here.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 17
Thank you. I am not active as everybody else here.
@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
When one has some artistic streak, they can really excel on this. Others that I saw are those adult coloring books which they color. I think last year a lot was doing it. But now, no one posts anymore.
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• Philippines
13 Sep
That is sad if no one is doing it.
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@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
28 Dec 16
It is something i intend to learn...I have seen the Youtube videos too..but never gotten to doing it.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 17
I want to learn too.
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• Bournemouth, England
27 Dec 16
When I was 13 I bought a book about calligraphy and taught myself to write in an italic style. It made my schoolwork look a lot better and I won a prize from a teacher. People compliment me on my handwriting to this day but that is when I have written something slowly, like a Christmas card. When I write quickly, such as a telephone message, I struggle to read it later!
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• Philippines
16 Feb 17
Wow, congrats! I bet you did great.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 16
Your brother is very talented. I really like his handwriting. Here the students are required to practice the traditional brush for some time. But it is not very helpful anyway because few of them really master it well. We don't pay much attention to the calligraphy.
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• Philippines
13 Sep
But you do Chinese or write Chinese characters right? Looking at characters in Chinese, makes me smile because you can write like that.
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@deadreak (694)
• Dagupan City, Philippines
27 Dec 16
when i was in high school one of my subject is about drawing and calligraphy, i really like to right many kinds of writing specially the old english.
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• Philippines
13 Sep
I can't remember if I did good in my THE class.
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Dec 16
We have a friend who does very lovely calligraphy. It is too slow for me. I couldn't be bothered.
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• Philippines
27 Dec 16
I wish I can start learning.
@Edsamacos (134)
4 Apr 17
This is cool. I want to learn other writing techniques.
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@ridingbet (53222)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
that is a nice art. maybe i can do that because i still have my Paulinian pencraft.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
22 Mar 17
That's pretty neat! .. I wish I can do that ..
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@Tampa_girl7 (25729)
• United States
17 Mar 17
He did a nice job
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@stbrians (15307)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Mar 17
It is actually interesting @nerdieeds or @jobelbojel
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Mar 17
I have a calligraphy set but have never done much of it. I'm not really interested and I also find it difficult. I like your brother's work.
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