A Stroke-by-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy
Author: Kelly Klapstein
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.
Thanks to the guidance of an experienced calligraphy teacher, anyone can add a touch of elegance to invitations, handwritten poems, and a variety of surfaces. Annie Cicale provides a complete, easy-to-follow course in the art of beautiful writing and an attractive resource filled with breathtaking images. She'll guide your pen as you master broad pen alphabets, including classic uncial, Roman and italic caps, as well as playful invented styles with added variations. Seventeen projects include a traditional certificate with decorative contrasts and flourishes; journals and scrapbooks; and even a colourful silk-screened pillow.
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.
Learn the beauty and joy of modern lettering with By Hand, a thoughtful collection of projects and lessons to bring unique, handmade designs into your life, home, and gatherings. In a world of screens and social media, people are constantly searching for ways to reconnect to the handmade and the authentic-to add a personal spark and a beautiful look to everyday objects and occasions. The art of modern lettering is a point of connection, a way of crafting letters and words into something that delights the eyes and feeds the soul. With unique projects, a gorgeous exposed spine and lay-flat binding, and an Instagram-worthy aesthetic, By Hand provides an inspirational jumping-off point for readers who want to incorporate lettering into a slower, more intentional lifestyle. Blending the aspirational and the instructional, By Hand brings the beauty of lettering beyond the page, through 30 distinct projects, from watercolor placecards to cozy pillows. Relatable lessons introduce readers to the essentials of lettering, including tools (brush pens, brushes, and paint pens), essential lessons, and developing a personal style, with the warm and welcoming approach of popular Instagram letterer Nicole Miyuki Santo. Encouraging lessons sprinkled throughout the book add a touch of mindfulness, while bright, airy photography and step-by-step lettered samples make this lovely volume a stunning approach to an on-trend pastime.
Learn the Art of Brush Lettering with This Step-By-Step Guide
Author: Shelley Hitz
Do you want to learn brush lettering as a hobby that is relaxing and creates beautiful art, but you don't know where to start? Maybe you are confused about all the options available for brush pens and markers. You don't want to invest a lot of money in markers when you don't know which one is the best for a beginner. Or maybe you have tried brush lettering and you have given up because you could not get the hang of it. This workbook will give you all the tools you need to succeed. You will learn the top 12 mistakes to avoid so you can get started on a solid foundation. Not only will you learn the proper way to hold a brush pen, you will discover the best pens for beginners. You will learn the anatomy of the lowercase alphabet and how to form each letter. You will know exactly when to lift your pen and when to make a stroke so you can eliminate any guesswork about what to do. Then, you will discover how to connect letters so that by the end of the workbook you will be able to letter a phrase to create a hand lettered greeting card. The workbook also covers advanced lettering topics like bounce lettering, flourishing, layouts, discovering your own lettering style, and more. You will get multiple practice sheets, lettering exemplars, instruction, inspiration, and encouragement. Not only is lettering relaxing, it also produces a beautiful outcome you can use for gifts, cards, artwork, and more. Get started with brush lettering the best way for success!
A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets
Author: Abbey Sy
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.
Following a history of Chinese calligraphy — going all the way back to the pictographic beginnings of Chinese writing more than 4,000 years ago — the author explains the basic construction of individual characters and the ways in which calligraphy is used by Chinese artists, including calligraphic seals and inscriptions on paintings.
An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art
Author: Amy Latta
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
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-to-earth 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.