At 15 years experience in my Calligraphy, the company that made Calligraphy pens, inks, papers, and books, approached me to write a book on teaching my technique for forming individual letters, using their products. I accepted the challenge and identified 14 common strokes….little individual squiggles….that made up the entire lower case alphabet. NOBODY IN HISTORY had ever looked at the alphabet the way I did and the way I executed every stroke of every letter.
I did the book and it was a best-seller among all the Calligraphy instruction books. The book led to my own series teaching the strokes and projects on KEN BROWN’S CALLIGRAPHY FOR EVERYONE. The series ran from 1984 thru 1996 in over 100 U.S. television markets on PUBLIC TELEVISION. We still stock the KEN BROWN HANDBOOK. $34. personalized with the name you request in the front of the book. I’ll sign and date it, and we’ll pay the postage to get it to you via PRIORITY MAIL. Phone in your order. Any credit or debit card accepted.
This will be the first in a series of 26 short videos showing the letters and the strokes that make them. It really IS, as simple as it looks! YOUR normal handwriting doesn’t matter and must be put aside for this. A knowledge of Calligraphy is NOT necessary to make another style of letters with the drill.
As you know, virtually all my Calligraphy is with a dental drill now, but the SAME technique is used! The strokes and letters are different with the drill, and a different shape from the flat pen, but the results are the same. BEAUTIFUL LETTERS made simply, with the set of strokes you learn. Then a bit of muscle memory begins to take shape and the more you do the faster and easier they get.
If you have an interest, find a Calligraphy marker. ELEGANT WRITERS are at any MICHAEL’S and HOBBY LOBBY. I love ZIG. Small tip on one end, large on the other. I’m using the large tip in the video. Try it out as you watch this and similar videos come.
More than anything, this is to illustrate the METHOD. You can have a lot of fun with the pens and markers… but there is huge demand for people doing the same technique with the drill. Personalization is everything!
Have fun!….let me hear from you.
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