These Gothic alphabet tutorial pages are my online effort to give you a one-to-one lesson in how to write a particular form of Calligraphj lettering.
Note: I don't teach the letters in alphabetical order.
Blackletter 101: A Primer
It's easier and quicker gothlc start with the simpler forms and move on to the more complicated. That way, you are always building on what you've already mastered.
This page starts you off with: i l n u c e. After that, the third page shows you the rest: d g z x j y a s.
And on another page are sample capital gothic letters A-Z. You might also enjoy looking through this page on how to make your own Gothic greetings card using similar lettering and some alphabbet doodling. There are loads of illustrations of how to write a Gothic alphabet step by step in the lessons themselves.
But to start with, here's a rough idea of dalligraphy this form of Gothic looks like:. By the end, you should, I hope, know more about writing Gothic than when you started. Its Sunday title is littera textualis quadrata.
Blackletter Tools of the Trade
This is the second-highest alohabet of Gothic alphabet from the period. Even more prestigious was textualis prescissa or sine pedibus. You will need First, set up your workspace and materials comfortably.
Check that you have:. A clear desk-space preferably on a sloping writing-desk, or a desk-easel.]