Creative Lettering and Beyond

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

Author: Gabri Joy Kirkendall

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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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 Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy

A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them

Author: Laura Lavender

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Discover everything you need to know about historic flourished hands and how to create elegant, modern artwork inspired by traditional calligraphy techniques in this follow-up to the first and best-selling lettering book in Walter Foster’s Creative…and Beyond series. Beginning with an introduction to pointed pen and how to get started with this timeless tool, you’ll find a brief overview of the recommended tools and materials, as well as how to set up your work space. In addition, you will explore essential techniques used throughout the book, learn to hold the pen properly, and find tips for warming up. Talented artist and teacher Laura Lavender introduces you to a wide range of traditional, historic flourished hands and lettering styles, including Copperplate, Spencerian, Italian hand, Bickham script, Victorian embellished capitals, Art Nouveau capitals, Gothic capitals, and more. Each style includes an engaging introduction and history of the hand, an alphabet sampler, step-by-step instructions for creating the letters, and lots of inspirational examples and ideas for using the hand. Throughout the book, you will also find practice templates that can be copied and used time and again to perfect your technique and style. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy is the ideal guide for learning the techniques of traditional lettering styles.

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

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 40

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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.

Creative Painting & Beyond

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

Author: Alix Adams

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

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Category: Art

Page: 144

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

Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids

Create Awesome Quotes the Fun & Easy Way!

Author: Amy Latta

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 367

Personalize Your School Supplies, Room Décor, Note Cards & More! Decorate your life with fun fonts and beautiful quotes made your way. Amy Latta will show you the basics of hand lettering and beyond. Learn fancy cursive and watercolor lettering. Add adorable details like flowers and animals. In the craft bonus section, you’ll find ideas on how to turn your finished work into fabulous DIY projects. Embellish pillows, notebooks and wall art with your own unique writing. It’s easy to share your art online, and make one-of-a-kind cards and invitations for friends and family. With high-quality art paper and practice space, you can try your new hobby right on these pages. It’s the perfect activity for kids ages 10 and up to do at home, after school or on the go. Once you’ve mastered the quotes in this book, you can change up words or styles to make them your own. Packed with tons of creative ideas and helpful tips, this book will inspire you to create your own art every day.

Basics Interactive Design: User Experience Design

Creating Designs Users Really Love

Author: Gavin Allanwood

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Design

Page: 184

View: 534

By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed.User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love.With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.

Art Starts in the Heart

Creative projects and inspirational ideas for learning to make expressive, mindful art

Author: Erin McManness

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 793

Learn to draw and use simple line art to create your own inspired, meaningful illustrations. Beginning with an introduction to basic tools and materials, including pencils, pens, inking tools, watercolor, and markers, artists will discover helpful tips and techniques for beginning drawing skills, layout and composition, hand-lettering, and working with color. Then follow along with easy, step-by-step drawing tutorials as you learn to draw a wide range of subjects to help you create your own inspirational and meaningful illustrations, from floral and nature motifs to everyday items, banners, and frames. In addition, you can follow along, step by step, as the author demonstrates how to create a series of beautiful art prints. The final section of the book offers inspiration for the journey, with engaging prompts, illustrated frames for you to fill in, and a guide for creating a dream board to illustrate a manifestation of goals and dreams. Packed with relatable and engaging prompts to inspire you on your artistic journey, plus an abundance of relevant instruction, tips, and easy-to-follow techniques and tutorials, Art Starts in the Heart is the ideal resource for stepping beyond basic drawing and illustration and diving into purposeful and personal art expression.

Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist

Inspiring Bible journaling techniques and projects to create beautiful faith-based fine art

Author: Melissa Fischer

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 273

Explore your faith artistically with Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist—a guide that goes beyond doodling and lettering to teach you to make fine art prayer journals, daily devotionals, and more. Beginning with a brief introduction to Bible journaling, this valuable guide explores various media, including colored pencils, pen and ink, brush pens, and watercolor paint, and how to use them. You will find dozens of step-by-step tutorials for drawing and painting beautiful artwork related to meaningful Bible passages, as well as plenty of ideas and techniques for applying lettering, flourishes, icons, and embellishments to your artwork for maximum impact. There are tips for creating compelling layouts, reworking and embracing mistakes, and several step-by-step projects for you to incorporate into your own Bible or prayer journal. Two talented and dynamic artists show how they integrate their own style and artistry with their faith through a variety of art journaling projects, from full-page masterpieces to smaller artwork in the margins and on the covers of their journals.