Circular Calligraphy Border – Corner Detail – Part 2


In part 2 of the video tutorial, learn about inking the work, and about the templates that you can download from this post, and how they work with the paper and drafting board you use.

I have the Inkscape SVG files available if anyone wants them.

Some points about Inking the work:

  • Inking the work actually took less time
  • See my Photos of final work vellum
  • Consider Speed & Rhythm resulting in smooth strokes. Too slow and it creates jagged strokes
  • To get a good rhythm, rotate the board every so often
  • Remember to always use a cover sheet, but don’t panic if you make a mistake — the digital environment allows for easy clean up
  • Remember to tip your pen on edge when creating the diamond details and other strokes
  • I used Vellum as it accepted my ink better than most papers I have. It is also see through as a bonus.
  • Consider purchasing or making a calligraphy board to do your work on
  • The template is designed for a Pilot pen 2.4mm
  • Pilot Pen Ink (that is recommended by the manufacturer)
  • Tic or registration marks (use pencil so you can erase them if you want to frame your original, I should have used a technical pencil 0.5mm)

Come back next week to learn about the Inkscape components, and the preparation work done in GIMP.


Texture Credit: Many thanks to jodysphotography for offering up her texture in a creative commons license