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Questions tagged [calligraphy]

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing where lettering is produced with a broad tip instrument, brush, etc.

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Algorithm for drawing calligraphy brush strokes *in SVG* [on hold]

This is what I'm wondering about. You have a stroke and the actual brush stroke rendering. The final result looks something like this: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" height="200" width="...
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How can I balance the weight of two individual shapes in a logo?

I'm creating my own avatar with letters V and K. Now, I like the idea that I have used but I'm finding it difficult to "balance" the logo. Please see image. Left part is for V and right part is for K. ...
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Cyrillic vs. Roman calligraphy styles

The antecedents of today's Roman and the Cyrillic alphabets diverged nearly three millennia ago and the scripts still have some letters in common. Both are the basis of rich traditions of calligraphy (...
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What is this calligraphic font?

Does anyone know what this font is called? I have tried the font identifier programs online, but it wouldn't work because of all the swishes. I really love this font!!
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Emulating a Procreate Brush Pen in Illustrator

I'm a hand letterer looking to take my work to Illustrator and I was wondering if there's a way to emulate this sort of look & method in Illustrator. So far I've only been toying with a Wacom ...
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Inkscape .92 - Calligraphy Tool Problem

I have done cartooning in Flash for many years, and my resolution for 2017 is to go Open Source as much as possible. I downloaded InkScape 0.92 (Windows 10) . . . and I like it so far. However, ...
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Wash chinese calligraphy brush outside?

Do any of you have any tips about how can I wash my chinese calligraphy brushes when I am not at home ? Regards
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Rotring 0.6 ArtPen alternative? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good calligraphy pen that could serve as an alternative for the discontinued Rotring 0.6 ArtPen?
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Resources for hand-lettering [closed]

What are some of the most useful resources for aspiring graphic designers who want to try hand-lettering?
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Can you suggest a font similar to this cursive shoelace style font from the Wale Mixtape

I need to find a font similar to this font: The font is from a mixtape "100 Miles & Running" by Wale. The font does not need to have "shoe lace" at all. Just needs to be cursive and similar ...
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What shading technique/effect was used in this calligraphy?

Do you know what technique was used in this calligraphy? I would like to use Illustrator CS6 to achieve this look. The effect looks like glow in the dark.
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Where can I find some good low contrast calligraphy and script fonts?

It seems that lot of the scripts and calligraphy font I see have very high contrasts. So I wondering if there are any ones that have medium or low contrast (paid or free fonts). Low contrast uses ...
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How to control variable width of line in Illustrator

I want to make specific part of a path wider. Width tool (cs5) gives me unwanted results on the rest of the path. Brushes do not offer control for bulge positions on long swirly paths. Even ...
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Italic Cursive/Running Resources

I am in the process of practicing a running Italic hand, with most letters connected in the spirit of Paul Standard (I also own Alfred Fairbank's book). In addition, I'm trying to minimise the number ...