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: 1973

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 classic, beautiful pointed-pen hands and how to write them

Author: Laura Lavender

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781633227293

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9764

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 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: 8437

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

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: 6317

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 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: 1946

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.

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: 9930

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.

Mastering Calligraphy

The Complete Guide to Hand Lettering

Author: Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101125

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 3793

The centuries-old art of calligraphy has rarely witnessed a more diverse and prolific explosion of new work than in today's hand-lettering revival. Mastering the Art of Calligraphy is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on this traditional craft and its contemporary practice. Brimming with both practical instruction and more than 700 inspirational photos, this is the definitive new guide for both serious calligraphers and budding hand-lettering enthusiasts. Inside are step-by-step instructions accompanied by examples of current work, plus historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, professionals, and hobbyists, this is a tremendously valuable addition to any arts library.

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: 4207

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!

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: 4001

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 Lettering

Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

Author: Jenny Doh

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781454704003

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 8121

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

The Art of Hand-Lettering

Techniques for Mastery and Practice

Author: Helm Wotzkow

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486824012

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 1569

Step-by-step instructions lead readers from beginning to advanced skills, covering both pen and brush lettering. Scores of examples illustrate chapters on italic, gothic, script, and block styles of lettering.

Lettering with Purpose

Creative Techniques and Prompts for Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand-lettered Art

Author: Brittany Luiz

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223426

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1939

Lettering with Purpose is a beautiful and thoughtful book for anyone interested in developing their own artistic alphabet. Whether you’re hoping to personalize greeting cards, or just enjoy the art, hand lettering is an uplifting and compelling craft to learn. Aspiring artists and lettering enthusiasts will explore and deepen their understanding of this art form by delving into a variety of lettering techniques. You will also enjoy 100 reflective lettering prompts to spur the imagination and help readers answer the question: "What should I write?" Your lettering journey will begin with lettering basics. This intuitive guide includes suggested tools and materials, the anatomy of letters, how to pair different lettering styles, and thorough tutorials on working with a variety of mediums. You’ll be creating striking layouts and compositions in no time. Additionally, artists will find a wide range of lettering styles and techniques demonstrated step by step, including brush calligraphy, bounce lettering, and more, plus complete alphabet ideas that include reproducible practice pages that can be used to perfect their skills. Once your artistic bones are there, move on to adding embellishments and flourishes! Add pizzazz to your work with frames, laurels and garlands, flowers, swirls, and more. To cap it all off, a section of perforated pages at the back of the book contains fully illustrated frames, with blank openings so readers can fill them in with their own inspired lettered designs.

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: 1636

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.

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: 5079

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!

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: 1171

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.

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

Author: Joanne Sharpe

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781620330746

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

View: 776

Offers information on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork using your personal handwriting skills.

Sign Painters

Author: Faythe Levine,Sam Macon

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 161689198X

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 3130

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our visual landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. With a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha, this vibrant book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco s New Bohemia Signs and New York s Colossal Media s Sky High Murals.

Creative Doodling & Beyond Doodle Book & Kit

More Than 20 Inspiring Prompts and Projects for Turning Simple Doodles Into Beautiful Works of Art

Author: Stephanie Corfee

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1600583784

Category: Art

Page: 40

View: 9125

Artists of all backgrounds will love seeing the world through a doodler's eyes thanks to Creative Doodling & Beyond Doodle book and kit. In addition to a 40-page project book packed with more than 20 inspiring prompts and projects, this kit comes with a selection of colorful art tools designed to help anyone turn their doodles into impressive works of art! Creativity prompts provide imaginative ideas to spark fresh inspiration, while doodling exercises and projects provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for creating original doodled designs and crafts. Artists will learn doodle number and letter compositions, whimsical borders, flowers, faces, clothing, and unique patterns and shapes. Fun techniques, including doodling with closed eyes, progressively growing a doodle, creating repetitive motifs, and incorporating rhythm into a composition add to the whimsical nature of this book and kit. From doodling crazy critters and creating scroll-like motifs to designing easy gift tags and a personalized seek-and-find game, artists of all skill levels will find loads of ideas and creative inspiration to help feed their doodling addiction. The included materials provide all the essentials for practicing every prompt, technique, and project inside the project book. With the professional quality drawing pencil, sharpener, eraser, 8 colored pencils, 8 fine-line markers, loose-leaf drawing paper, lined paper, colored cardstock, and poster paper included in this portable, magnetic-closure kit, artists are fully equipped for easy, on-the-go creativity!

Drawing Type

An Introduction to Illustrating Letterforms

Author: Alex Fowkes

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592538983

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 3665

An introduction to playful typography features projects and examples from seventy-two designers, focuses on four styles of typographic work, and includes sixteen specimen sheets with which to practice drawing typefaces.