Uncial calligraphy is characterized by rounded strokes. Learn more about forming letters in calligraphy and how to write using the art of calligraphy in this free online video series. Part 1 of 16 How to Do Uncial calligraphy. If youve done calligraphy before, this should sound familiar. But if you havent tried using a flat edged pen before, start experimenting with what it can do. Youll find that you cant actually write with it the way you could with a pencil or a ballpoint pen.
Calligraphic letters are not written, but constructed using several strokes. Uncial HalfUncial (Historical Background and How to) This section will discuss uncial and halfuncial (also can be referred to as semiuncial) lettering regarding Latin Palaeography as well as provide a guide on how to write each letter. Samples of various calligraphy alphabets are shown below to help your calligraphy.
These are all written by me as an interested amateur. Note other pages on the site have much more on gothic, italic, and rustic capitals. Uncial is a majuscule script (written entirely in capital letters) commonly used from the 4th to 8th centuries AD by Latin and Greek scribes. Uncial letters were used to write Greek, Latin, and Gothic The secret to writing successful halfuncial letters, is to hold your calligraphy pen nib at quite a shallow angle, almost at a vertical position, but not quite.
Try writing this style carefully, but keeping your To write an effective letter, as well as to make sure that you can genuinely recommend a student, you should take the time to plan and map out your letter according to this template.
You can include meaningful anecdotes based on your interactions with the students and discussions with her about her college plans and application strategy. Greek Handwriting Handwritten letters in Greek This page is part of the author s set of pages on the Greek language.
Instructions for handwriting the letters of the Greek alphabet are given below.