b'LOSING CONTACTAn exciting dimension to calligraphy is the assortment of marks that happens as you lift one corner of the pen during a stroke and the bead of ink continues to write even as it changes because of the pens loss of contact with the paper. The techniques on this spread are all used in concert with (mostly) full contact vertical strokes, so,besides the exotic shapes created, youretaking away thickness from secondary strokes, resulting in a richer kind of contrast. What happens with contact loss on those main strokes is on thenext spread. r38'