My first calligraphy piece I posted to instagram ^
My latest piece I posted ^
If you look at the first picture you can clearly see the progression that is made. One I have gain a better control over my letters. Also various other parts of the process. I have also slowed down when I do a project. Calligraphy has helped me slow down a tack things even more seriously.
Calligraphy is a skill that can get frustrating. By frustrating you can sit and wonder why are my letters not how they should be. Why is the ink not flowing well, why is the nib dry and etc etc. Knowing that if you rush through a letter you will not be able to produce a good quality piece.
Flourishes are something that comes naturally. At first my flourishes were horrible and they are a bit better now. But they can improve even more. Flourishes are as if they are dancing on your page.Flourishes have helped me in my design process even more to always have a place for something.
Calligraphy is a great skill/hobby if you have the patience for it. I personally chose calligraphy because everyone else is mostly doing hand lettering. But not to say there’s not many calligraphers I just prefer calligraphy over lettering.