Want to add depth, dimension and color to your writing but don’t have the time or money to take advanced English courses at your local university? Believe it or not, a Turkish electrical engineer has discovered an easy way to make your writing really stand out, and you can do it inexpensively in the comfort of your own home.
Turkey’s Tolga Girgin, an electrical engineer by trade who also dabbles in graphic design, has found a way to create amazing 3D calligraphy pieces with perspective and shading, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, “use your words.”
“My wife, Zeynep, encouraged me to start calligraphy,” Girgin told CalligraphyMasters.com. “She likes my handwriting and wanted me to share them on the web.” Although Girgin has been drawing sketches since childhood, he just took up calligraphy seriously about a year ago.
As for the tools if his trade, he says “I started with parallel pens. Then I met with the steel nibs. Writing with steel nibs is difficult, but my favourite instruments for calligraphy are the steel nibs…because I can make many variations with them. Flexible nibs give my letters dynamism and sharpness.”
We can see this wonderful word work being ideal for place cards at a dinner party, greeting cards, gift wrapping and even various holiday decorations. They’re also perfect for shadow boxes and retail displays of your other creative efforts.
And according to Girgin, 3D calligraphy not only looks beautiful, but it has health benefits as well, “To be honest, I love calligraphy more than engineering,” he says. “Calligraphy makes me relax.”
Sort of along the same lines as coloring books, we imagine.