What was a goose quill in antiquity, is Inkscape's calligraphy tool in the digital world. Ideally, it should be used with a graphics tablet and stylus, with one hand on the graphics tablet and the other one on the keyboard, which moves the canvas, so one can write without interruption.
[Ctrl]+[F6] or [c]
A varied set of options exists for simulating different brushes, in case the default brushes that come with Inkscape do not suffice.
The button to the right, Add or edit calligraphic profile, allows you to save and load the settings made in the following options, under a brush name of your choice.
Every brush is a result of the following parameters:
The ends of a line drawn with the Dip Pen setting are cusp.
With the Marker setting, the paths look smooth and their ends are rounded.
The setting Brush creates slightly rounded and uneven strokes.
The Wiggly setting allows you to draw very organic shapes.
When set to Splotchy, the result looks a bit like calligraphy.
With the calligraphy tool setting Tracing, drawings that look like an old engraving can be created. The image below serves as a model.
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