Handwriting VEC's by Pen

In VEC, handwriting is synonymous with "pen calligraphy." For many artists, handwriting is a great choice for practice, as each stroke needs to be planned for consistent and careful execution. Handwriting is also very convenient, as it requires only a writing utensil such as a felt tip pen, and a piece of paper. So on this page, you will see examples on how to create VEC handwriting.

Progression of VEC Handwriting

Ex 1: "All" in VEC

VEC handwriting grid all

Ex 2: "Born" in VEC

VEC handwriting grid all

VEC Text Formats

VEC's can be written both horizontally and vertically. This gives the artist freedom to cater VEC's to their own tastes and stylistic preferences.

1. Horizontal Format

In this example, the VEC text is arranged from left to right in horizontal rows. Successive rows are sequenced from top to bottom in the same way as a regular English print.


2. Vertical Format

VEC text can also be arranged vertically from top to bottom under a single column. Successive columns will be displayed from right to left. This format may be more convenient to read since the words (characters) are rotated 90 degree CCW. Please refer to the sample illustrated below.

VEC-vertical handwriting

Find Your Name!

Below, you'll find a list of English names we've written as Vertical English Characters in the style of handwriting. See if you can find your name!


Excerpt of the Declaration of Independence in VEC

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” - VEC work by Dr. Yongsheng Zhao*

VEC-declaration handwriting

Handwriting is only one style of Vertical English Calligraphy. Also check out the Brush Calligraphy format!

* Dr. Yongsheng Zhao is the inventor of VEC.