A modern approach to the ancient art of Sino-Japanese calligraphy. This volume contains 150 step-by-step illustrations and photographs to take the reader from the basic strokes to the complex. For many a deep and lasting interest in Japanese culture, its people and its language, begins with a fascination for beautifully drawn characters produced by a master calligrapher. Compared with the squarish, regular representation of Chinese characters reproduced in books, newspapers, and magazines by modern printing techniques, the appealing brush strokes of a
Gives an overview of the materials needed and the different styles in use, demonstrates such techniques as dry brush, mirror images, steel brush, and woodcut look, and discusses how calligraphy is used in posters, menu design, coats of arms, monograms, an
Comprehensive volume traces historical development of techniques and styles evolved by Chinese masters since the 14th century, analyzes aesthetic concepts, and provides information on materials, technical principles, and brush strokes.
Calligraphy is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, especially as many people now choose to create their own wedding invitations, birth announcements, and other cards, and to give them a special, personal touch. This is the ideal how-to guide for the beginner or intermediate calligrapher interested in expanding his or her repertoire with more than 50 drawing techniques. The lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive manual that covers essential tools and materials, basic penmanship, hand position, and illumination. Each technique is illustrated by clear, full-color photographs. An extensive gallery section highlights a marvelous and inspiring range of different calligraphy effects. This new addition to our popular Encyclopedia of Art series has wide appeal for older children and adults.
Calligraphy Techniques to Bring Your Words to Life
Author: Jen Wagner
Publisher: North Light Books
"Messages from your own hand are an intimate and powerful means of expression and communication. Happy Hand Lettering offers you instruction and encouragement to begin crating beautifully written words right away. From selecting the best tools and supplies, to forming your first simple letters, everything you need to begin your calligraphic journey is here"--From back cover.
The Calligraphy Handbook is a complete guide to the art of calligraphy, from selecting pens and mastering different alphabets through designing and laying out your work—an excellent starter reference or step up for someone interested in creative lettering. Step-by-step mini projects demonstrate a wide range of techniques, from brush lettering and gliding to design principles and practice. Beautifully illustrated examples provide a wealth of inspiration and include scripts such as Roman, Italic, Gothic, and Copperplate calligraphy. In a digital age, it's easy to move away from handwriting, but even the most artistically stunted can create beautiful text blocks on gift cards and in their own journals. The stylish design of this book—along with the interior photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. The book also describes the equipment needed to be an excellent calligrapher, including the paper, measuring tools, pens, brushes, and inks. Teach yourself a skill with versatile and practical uses and bring a little bit of beauty onto the page.
The Definitive Guide Learn Top Calligraphy Techniques and Master the Art of Lettering
Author: Kenneth Gable
***2nd Edition*** Your Definitive Guide to Calligraphy! Free Bonus inside! (Right After Conclusion) - Get limited time offer, Get your BONUS right NOW! Get started with Calligraphy and Master the best techniquesIn Calligraphy - The Definitive Guide - Learn Top Calligraphy Techniques and Master the Art of Lettering, you'll learn all about calligraphy, starting with the different writing systems around the world. You will also learn about how to use these systems to create beautiful written work. Calligraphy is able to make documents, certificates and manuscripts more attractive. In this book, you will find practical and functional ideas to guide you through learning calligraphy. Using the Latin alphabet as an example for practicing calligraphy, you shall learn about:* How to put together all the materials you need to get started* The difference between a downward stroke and an upward stroke* The parts that make up a letter* What to do when your attempts at calligraphy are going wrong* How to develop your own techniqueFrom this book, you will learn about the different elements that may up your technique, such as dipping and holding. In addition, you will discover why it is important to control your hands and arms so that they remain steady as you create attractive letters} Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download NOW! Calligraphy is an excellent hobby, and one that can even be transformed into a way to earn money for your life. This book explains why consistent practice is the key to success. The tips and ideas in this book will teach you everything that you need to know when it comes to modern calligraphy Use the information within this book and get inspired to create your own calligraphy projects. Just scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. Download Your Copy TODAY!