User friendly guidance
To absorb some basic instructions for eCalligraphy and to exploit the best use of all its functions, read further to explore eCalligraphy program better.
So, how to start and where?
eCalligraphy, the innovative online learning program for Arabic calligraphy, has been developed by Ars Studio Avsenik in October 2012 in a collaboration with amster calligrapher Dr. Khalifa El Shimy, in a wish to be completely user friendly program.
It is simple, creative, effective and innovative program, which will lead you through the world of Arabic calligraphy and Arabic letters.
Once you register to eCalligraphy and make a purchase of your desired style and level, you will have a full access to Arabic calligraphy materials in electronic forms.
The most simple way to start with the online learning of the Arabic calligraphy is to follow next steps:
Enter the program with your username and password. Once you’re in, choose an Arabic letter in a desired Arabic calligraphy, from the Arabic alphabet on the top of the page.
Once you pick up the Arabic letter, the program first shows Isolated form of Arabic letter as a still image, with included image of the stroke’s sequence on its left side.
With a click on the Animation button, the chosen Arabic letter will start to display as an animation of the Arabic letter from the beginning to the end, the same as somebody is writing it with the hand.
If you click on Proportions button, you will see how big or small and wide an Arabic letter should be in chosen Arabic calligraphy style.
Dots are used to measure the Arabic letter and to define the proportions.
When you click on the Sound button, you will hear the pronunciation of the Arabic letter.
Also, by clicking the Example button, a complete word will start to display, showing itself as an example using the Arabic letter in chosen Arabic calligraphy style you’re studying at the moment.
Arabic letters have also Initial, Medial and Final forms, but not all of them. By clicking on these options (Initial, Medial, Final button), you’ll see animations for all these forms, including the animations of the examples using these different forms for each Arabic letter.
Of course, the sound of the Arabic letter remains the same, no matter in what kind of the form the letter is. For every Arabic letter there are some Additional materials, which are revealing detailed rules and specifications of the Arabic calligraphy for each Arabic letter.
It’s easy, right?
Don’t forget to pick up a bamboo pencil in your hands, dip it in some black ink and start practising the Arabic calligraphy and handwriting on the paper.
For a visual guidance continue on http://www.ecalligraphy.net/en/content/about-e-calligraphy/video-guide.html.