Creative Lettering and Beyond

Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art

Author: Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Laura Lavender,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600583971

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7128

Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips, and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases, and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art. The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced note cards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more. Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style.

Creative Painting & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Creating Whimsical Art in Acrylic, Watercolor, Gold Leaf, and More

Author: Alix Adams,Chelsea Foy,Gabri Kirkendall

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1633220168

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2102

Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for creating whimsical art in acrylic, watercolour, gold leaf, and more

Hand Lettering for Relaxation

An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art

Author: Amy Latta

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624144810

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 4392

A Fun & Inspiring Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering Hand Lettering for Relaxation is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, artist and blogger Amy Latta has a friendly and down-toearth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Then add pretty embellishments such as vines, roses, banners, ribbons, swirls and feathers that take your designs to the next level. You’ll also get a beginner’s guide to real brush lettering, plus fun print fonts and ways to highlight, shadow or emboss your words. With 46 unique workshops, each with a featured motivational design, you will gain enough proficiency to proudly share your lettered art on social media, make personalized gifts and even decorate your home. In this interactive workbook, doodling on the high-quality art paper is highly encouraged! Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned, create your own design or simply enjoy some meditative practice. 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.

Creative Marker Art & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Projects for Creating Vibrant Artwork in Marker

Author: Lee Foster-Wilson

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223396

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1559

Whether you love to draw snoozing cats, inquisitive horses, watchful birds, patterned landscapes, or stunning sunsets, there’s something for everyone in Creative Marker Art & Beyond. We have ensured that anyone can pick up our innovative and fun lessons. Are you a doodler? Coloring-book graduate? Fine artist? No matter your skill level, you’re sure to love our route through the world of drawing with markers. This great guide kicks off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color pointers. From there, you’ll jump into creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects. Creative Marker Art & Beyond will have you trying a new medium and drawing with markers in no time. We also include helpful advice for successfully composing drawings, building and layering colors, shading, and adding pen, not to mention giftable artwork done on a variety of fun, accessible surfaces. Dive into the awesome and dynamic medium that is the marker! Create beautiful nature scenes, patterns, flowers, colorful trees, animals, and more with Creative Marker Art & Beyond.

Creative Illustration & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Transforming Doodled Designs Into Whimsical Artistic Illustrations and Mixed-media Projects

Author: Stephanie Corfee

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1600583725

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2726

In Creative Illustration & Beyond, artist Stephanie Corfee offers inspiration, tips, and step-by-step instruction to show doodlers and artists how to turn their whimsical designs into beautiful artistic illustrations.

Hand Lettering A to Z

A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

Author: Abbey Sy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592823

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 4945

Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists--Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek--to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages. You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.

The Art of Brush Lettering

A Stroke-by-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy

Author: Kelly Klapstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593552

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9955

Popular Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens. Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.

Logo, Font & Lettering Bible

Author: Leslie Cabarga

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581804362

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 7751

Put the power to design logos and type in your own hands! Why be a designer who must rely upon preexisting typefaces and clip art when you can become the kind of designer who creates logos, fonts and lettering of your own? Leslie Cabarga, author of the bestselling Designer's Guide to Color Combinations, has created a textbook of type for the experienced graphics professional as well as the beginning student of design. You'll learn how to: Create innovative logo design traditionally and on the computer Develop a discerning eye for quality lettering and logo design Design your own custom-made fonts Build a profitable business as a logo, font and lettering designer It's the most comprehensive treatise on logos, fonts and lettering available! The easy-to-read, fun-to-browse, picture-heavy format makes learning to letter a snap. The Logo, Font & Lettering Bible provides the start-to-finish information you need to succeed in today's competitive design market.

Lettering & Calligraphy Workbook

Author: Diagram Group

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402741012

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 2073

This thorough workbook provides a complete course in calligraphy, from basic alphabets and letterforms to templates, from spacing and layout to complex projects. It’s big, it’s complete, and it’s filled with the most detailed lessons on calligraphy anyone will ever need. A complete overview of the basic tools explains what each pen can do, and how inks and paints can affect the quality of the work. Several tasks are laid out for students to master: They can start with "skeleton letters,” and then gradually try more complex forms, including Rustica, Antique Uncials, and Carolingian. Prepare for a project by understanding line spacing, centering, layout, pasting up, and using color. Then, see how to make giftwrap, fashion handmade greeting cards, design posters, and copy poetry and prose.

Creative Lettering

Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

Author: Jenny Doh

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781454704003

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 2807

Provides step-by-step instructions for lettering from top artists, including advice on the best tools, techniques and tips, and font samples.

Extraordinary Hand Lettering

Creative Lettering Ideas for Celebrations, Events, Decor, & More

Author: Doris Wai

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510721924

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 6181

Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials—cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage—all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.

Hand Lettering

Simple & Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More

Author: Marci Donley,DeAnn Singh

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781600594724

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 4081

Explains how anyone can use simple tools and materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Q-tips, sponges, and other common items, to produce beautiful and graceful calligraphy.

Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit

Includes a 40-page Project Book, Chalkboard, Easel, Chalk Pencils, Fine-line Marker, and Blank Note Cards with Envelopes

Author: Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn,Laura Lavender

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1633223418

Category: Art

Page: 40

View: 5624

This beautifully packaged, hardcover case is the perfect kit for any aspiring lettering artist! Get a handle on drawing elegant lettering the kit's 40-page project book, notecards, a slate board and easel, and all the implements any lettering artist would need. We have pulled together the artistic talents of several professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive experience. They will be your guides as you make your journey through a myriad of projects and prompts. Lettering has been steadily building steam as a new and trendy art form. Even if you're completely new to the discipline, with the provided tips, techniques, and materials, you will be completing project after project. In no time, you'll be experimenting with cursive script, getting your feet wet with calligraphy, and embellishing and illuminating hand-lettered artwork, just to name a few. This all-in-one art guide is perfect for the artist in your life. The highly giftable kit brings everything an artist needs for a weekend of artistic fun, or a new skill for a lifetime.

Hand-Lettering for Everyone

A Creative Workbook

Author: Cristina Vanko

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399173013

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 6712

"In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate. This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook. Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs, create lettering from found objects, make a type self-portrait, collage with found type, recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering, play with shading and perspective, and more." -- Amazon.com

Mastering Hand-Lettering

Your Practical Guide to Creating and Styling the Alphabet

Author: De Leon Mye,Mye Leon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510729414

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 6626

Creative hand lettering and calligraphy are the newest trends in arts and crafts. Many people across the US are turning to these elegant (and sometimes quirky) art forms as a way to relax and de-stress, while simultaneously nourishing their creativity through a fun new outlet. This comprehensive manual covers the spectrum of what creative letterists and calligraphists need to know, and teaches them how to add their own individual touch to letters, cards, signs, chalkboards, reports, signatures, and much more! This book includes: -An introduction to hand lettering -A glossary of terms -Lettering anatomy -Lettering tools -Composition & hierarchy -Hand lettering process -Chalkboard lettering -Lettering examples -How to draw letters -Practice pages, tutorials, & exercises Start learning how to write and letter beautifully today with Mastering Hand Lettering!

Calligraphy Visual Deck Set

Author: Thunder Bay,Thunder Bay Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607107576

Category: Art

Page: 50

View: 3128

Calligraphy, from the Greek for beautiful writing, is an ancient art. In today's world of emails and text messages, hand lettering offers a way to personalize your messages. Calligraphy: Visual Deck Set has everything you need to begin writing beautiful script, including tools, materials, and instructional cards that cover how to use them to vary pen angles, hand positions, and complete alphabets in a variety of styles. - The perfect set to start exploring the elegant world of calligraphy. - Add an element of class to anything you write by hand. Calligraphy: Visual Deck Set is a lovely way to create pieces of writing that you want to cherish.

The Joy of Lettering

A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface

Author: Gabri Kirkendall,Jaclyn Escalera

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633223264

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2035

With more than 50 tips, techniques, and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level. Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink, and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolor, gouache, and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery, and signage. Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a must??have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.

Creative Folk Art and Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Projects, and Ideas for Creating Cheerful Folk Art Inspired by the Scandinavian Concept of Hygge

Author: Flora Waycott,Oana Befort,Marenthe Otten,Terri Fry Kasuba

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633223922

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1044

Continuing the hugely popular Creative … and Beyond series, Creative Folk Art and Beyond features the whimsical and colorful folk-art style of Scandinavia … and beyond! Inspired by the concept of hygge, Creative Folk Art and Beyond includes creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects that embrace all things Scandinavian. No matter your skill level, you can learn how to draw and paint beautiful, colorful art using a variety of accessible, affordable supplies. Starting off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color basics, Creative Folk Art and Beyond then jumps into tips and exercises that will have you drawing and painting your favorite folk-art designs in no time. This book is a must-have for any "Scandophile" or folk-art enthusiast!

Lettering and Alphabets

Author: John Albert Cavanagh

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486200531

Category: Art

Page: 121

View: 4670

Stresses the practical application of lettering and gives examples of 85 styles