Consistency is the most important thing in practicing calligraphy
The more I am on this journey the more I believe in the importance of the basic principles in calligraphy, and they can be sum up into this one thing— consistency.
Mainly, consistency in the four S’:
- The stroke width. Are your upstrokes all equal or similar in their thin-ness? Are the downstrokes all equal or similar in thickness?
- The size. Are the letters consistent in size? I know this one is debatable when it comes to modern calligraphy, but that’s for another email!
- The slant. Are your letters all have the same slant?
- The spacing. Are the letters spaced evenly, visually speaking? Are the spaces between words consistent?