How to do calligraphy Arabic

Calligraphy is considered an art, just like drawing or painting. More precisely it is the art of drawing or writing in a beautiful way, by adorning the written characters. The calligraphy of the most important and best known in the world are Chinese calligraphy and Arabic. The latter is often used to give the impression of a vivid writing.

There are several styles of calligraphy. The three largest are the Kufic style, the Diwani and Farsi. Kufic style (also called Hiri) is widely used in Syria and Iraq. It is characterized by a certain sobriety and a lot of vertical lines. Diwani style, is curvaceous, perfect for dreamers and freedom-loving. The Farsi, Persian style typically, tending toward erasing the angular letters for a softer effect.


To learn Arabic calligraphy, you must first great patience, a genuine desire for learning and for equipment, called a “kalam” a reed that is cut specifically to practice calligraphy and paper and special ink calligraphy (this material is sold in virtually every city in the world).

Above all, know that there are very few schools that specialize in learning calligraphy, and those that exist are relatively expensive. However, the most often as calligraphy art is all about passion, hard working and aesthetics. Karim Jaafar, who won a national award in France in calligraphy, is a perfect example since it is self-taught.

Start by learning a few rules:

- You have to draw a single line, a horizontal solid line. The letters will be plotted on the vertical line.
- What is called “El Chakle” is very important, it nicely fills the drawing.
- The calligraphy is also geometric figures, which must calculate the location and size.
- A letter is not drawn in the same way as it is placed at the beginning, middle or end of a word. At the beginning and the end, the end of the letter tends to elongate, whereas in the middle it will be rather cumbersome.
- The calligraphy is based more on the beauty of the letters on the meaning, which is not always understandable.

Before you embark alone on the calligraphic adventure, learn to imitate what has already been done. Take a model and copy it carefully. You will get an idea of ​​what exists, how can we harmonize the letters between them, bind them, draw them, separate the words. Then you can try your own designs, also playing on the colors.