Left handed calligraphy
Left handed calligraphy; some tips:
Left-handers and writing
Are you a left-handed person? I know for left-handers there are many problems faced when they try to learn how to write professionally, or write in general. When many left-handers were younger and they are starting to learn how to write, they try to learn the right-handers writing techniques. It might work out for a while, but it is extremely difficult for then. This is like a right-handed person trying to learn how to write with there left hand. Near impossible right? Lefties will need to find the right writing technique, hand position and materials, and then they can definitely become good at writing and calligraphy. So let that be of no excuse, “I’m left handed, I can’t learn calligraphy”…Rubbish! There are so many left handed professional writers and calligraphers out there.
Writing positions for left hand calligraphy:
Under-arm position is when the hand is placed under the writing line. It can help if you lay your paper slightly to an angle, right or left.
Positioning your hand this time above the writing line, with your paper positioned straight down. Your hand should look like its “hooked” to the top of your writing line, and arm to the side so you can see what you’re doing.
The positing of the paper should be turned approximately 90 degrees horizontally. You then work your pen from the bottom to the top, not from left to right. This position is easiest for those who want to write with the right-handers pen, where generally left-handed calligraphers use special left-handed tools. The downfall of this writing position is that it might be difficult to judge the accuracy of your letters properly.
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