Modern Calligraphy

A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Hand-Lettering

Author: Lucy Edmonds

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486827585

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Beautifully illustrated guide by the founder of Quill London abounds in tips, tricks, and techniques for beginners. Step-by-step approach covers materials, modern calligraphy letterforms, brush calligraphy, developing an individual style, and practical uses.
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The Art of Watercolor Lettering

A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Modern Calligraphy and Lettered Art

Author: Kelly Klapstein

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631597809

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.
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The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering

Master techniques for traditional and contemporary handwritten fonts

Author: Cari Ferraro,Arthur Newhall,Eugene Metcalf,John Stevens

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600582004

Category: Art

Page: 144

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In a world saturated by computer-generated fonts, more and more artists and crafters are turning to the organic art of hand lettering. The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering offers a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to unique modern characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce readers to illumination and word painting while inspirational projects teach beginners how to incorporate their new skills into a variety of crafts. From adding decorative flourishes to guilding, this book covers it all!
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The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering

A comprehensive guide to more than 100 traditional calligraphy and hand-lettering techniques

Author: Cari Ferraro,Eugene Metcalf,Arthur Newhall,John Stevens

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633225941

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering provides expert instruction on the intricacies of traditional lettering techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering formats. From selecting the appropriate tools, such as pens, nibs, brushes, inks, and papers, to learning optimal hand positioning and understanding the intricacies of lettering angles, heights, spacing, and strokes, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will help lettering enthusiasts swiftly master their craft. Step-by-step lessons, practice templates, and a range of stunning alphabets demonstrate the breadth of artistic achievement that comes with practice and dedication. Four professional artists guide you through traditional calligraphy techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering art forms, such as brush lettering and mixed media, for a well-rounded approach to the craft. Additionally, a short section on Chinese brush lettering and several mixed media lettering projects inspire creativity and demonstrate how calligraphy and lettering can be used in wider artistic contexts and projects. Including practice templates for several featured alphabets in addition to mixed media "bonus" projects designed to inspire artistic creativity, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will inspire lettering enthusiasts of all skill levels to strengthen their existing skills and delve into new, lesser-known variations of the trend.
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Art Class: Hand Lettering

Author: Michael Tilley,Judy Broad,Archie Salandin

Publisher: Art Class

ISBN: 9781788883375

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Aimed at the absolute beginner who would like to know how to create their own unique and beautiful lettering, this guide will give you the fundamentals to get you started. Covering three distinct lettering crafts: modern calligraphy, creative lettering and blackboard lettering, each section is presented by an expert artist introducing you to their craft and providing a range of different typographic styles for you to practice. Whether it's to make a home-made card, a decoration for your home, text for your website or business, or for packaging a product, typography has become more of a life skill than merely a novel addition to elevate your work. Hand lettering encompasses a vast world of expressive typographic styles which saturate our world from shop façades and menus to websites, invitations and birthday cards.
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Calligraphic Drawing

A how-to guide and gallery exploring the art of the flourish

Author: Schin Loong

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631596349

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Masters of penmanship in the past advertised their copperplate skills by shaping their calligraphy and flourishes into elaborate pictorial designs. Now the art of the flourish is back. Calligraphic Drawing, written and illustrated by Schin Loong, is a hands-on guide to modern penmanship art, ranging from animals to people, to fantasy subjects and works that combine pictures with writing. The text and how-tos move from the simplest to the most challenging designs, with steps to take you through them and examples to inspire you..
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Modern Calligraphy

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250152453

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Learn script calligraphy from an in-demand calligrapher and wedding invitation designer Calligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful, whether to celebrate a special occasion like marriage or to use every day in the form of stationery. Author Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. Now you can learn from this experienced expert how to master this fresh modern lettering style. The first book to teach this bold new style breaks the calligraphy process down into simple steps so anyone can learn to create their own stunning wedding invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, and more. Starting with an overview of the supplies—from paper to ink to pens—you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following Molly's clear step-by-step instructions, and by practicing with the provided templates. After mastering letter forms using a pointed pen and ink you can take it to the next level by learning how to use watercolor and gouache, or how to digitize your calligraphy. The twenty projects in the book provide lots of inspiration for making your own and are grouped into three sections: weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. With loads of ideas, practice exercises, and helpful tips, soon you will be turning out gorgeous script calligraphy pieces like the ones featured in wedding magazines and popular websites like Pinterest.
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Laser Liner Calligraphy

A Step-by-Step Workbook for Mastering Elegant, Pointed-Pen Lettering, Hand Lettering for Relaxation, An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art

Author: Rosezee L Quamdum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781699983423

Category:

Page: 118

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Ever wanted to Learn Modern Calligraphy lettering but didn't know where to begin? This is a Calligraphy Book a beginner's guide * Learn to letter and create beautiful designs with this beginner's guide and workbook. * Every page is filled with tips, tricks encouragement and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey. * Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. * Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned * Modern Calligraphy guides the reader through best practicing habits * No matter how you use it, this book is sure to help you relax, enjoy your creative journey and make your life more beautiful wherever you are. This book will cover many of the tools and basics needed to learn pointed pen calligraphy and brush lettering as well as instructions on how to create your own distinct styles.
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Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids

A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lettering

Author: Virginia Lucas Hart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1612437451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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EVERYTHING A BEGINNER CALLIGRAPHER NEEDS TO KNOW TO GET STARTED WITH BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING. The art of calligraphy doesn’t teach you how to write words, but instead, how to draw them. With this book’s fun and playful approach, you will not only improve your handwriting skills, you’ll have an absolute blast while doing so! You’ll learn everything from A to Z, including how to make letterforms, mix inks and develop a unique lettering style. Follow the clear and easy instructions with countless helpful tips. Before you know it, you’ll be creating beautiful projects, such as: • Wonderful thank-you notes & properly addressed envelopes • Flourished tags & cards for special occasions • Unique signatures & autographs • Personalized gifts & keepsakes • Fun logos & monograms
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Botanical Line Drawing

200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents, and Other Items Found in Nature

Author: Peggy Dean

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399582207

Category: Art

Page: 224

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An easy, no-skills-necessary guide to drawing flowers, leaves, and cacti with 200 step-by-step prompts. Line drawing is an easy-to-master art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine and bold lines, creating different variations. Botanical Line Drawing teaches you how to start with the simplest doodles, building into more elaborate, delicate illustrations. This book focuses on the extremely popular subject matter of the natural world and includes flowers, leaves, succulents, houseplants, trees, branches, mushrooms, and more. These simple line drawings will allow you to branch out and have fun with your own personal style, as well as inspire you to add flourishes to other projects.
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