Basics of Blackletter Calligraphy - Fraktur | Ellie Heywood | Skillshare

Basics of Blackletter Calligraphy - Fraktur

Ellie Heywood, Calligraphy / Lettering / Design

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7 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Intro / Tools / Aim

      0:55
    • 2. Formation of Letters

      1:20
    • 3. Setting Up (pen angle / guides)

      5:33
    • 4. Drills (important!)

      9:53
    • 5. Ascenders and Descenders

      8:31
    • 6. Lowercase Fraktur Full Alphabet

      12:18
    • 7. Write Your Name / Summary

      2:32
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About This Class

Learn the basics of blackletter calligraphy - a modern fraktur. Students are guided through the lowercase fraktur alphabet using a broad edge pen of their choice. The class details the formation of each letter, setting up your own guides and how to hold the pen. We go through important drill practices and study the elements of fraktur letters.

Materials needed:

  • broad edge pen (or nib)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • paper