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.
A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Modern Calligraphy and Lettered Art
Author: Kelly Klapstein
Publisher: Quarry Books
Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.
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!
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.
A Complete Step-by-Step Creative Workbook to Jump-Start Modern Calligraphy Skills
Author: Peggy Dean
From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, a complete guide to learning and perfecting brush lettering, a forgiving style of modern calligraphy that encourages creative expression and imprecision, including basic skills, flourishes, and project ideas. The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide has something for everyone--from beginners that have never used a brush pen, to seasoned letterers looking for a new style or ideas for creative flourishes. From choosing the best pens and paper and knowing the different styles of lettering, to adding color to your finished pieces--this book covers it all. The book includes templates for labels, cards, handmade bunting, and word collages. It even includes a how to guide for posting your best work on social media. Each lesson builds on itself, unlocking endless opportunities inside the playful art of brush lettering. As a self-taught artist who left her day job to pursue a creative life, Peggy Dean is the ideal teacher for artists and non-artists alike.
The Creative Art of Pen, Brush and Chalk Lettering
Author: Imogen Owens
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Learn how to create beautiful, handlettered stationery, art, and other decorations with sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into wonderful projects. Learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing. Modern Calligraphy Workshop will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork.
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.
Beautifully illustrated guide by the founder of Quill London abounds in tips, tricks, and techniques for beginners. Step-by-step approach covers materials, modern calligraphy letterforms, brush calligraphy, developing an individual style, and practical uses.
An inspirational workbook to develop your brush calligraphy skills with 7 exclusive art cards to pull out and treasure
Author: Kirsten Burke
Publisher: Weldon Owen
An inspirational workbook for complete beginners to discover and master the art of the brush. Every project reveals more of the secrets of modern brush calligraphy, so that by the end of book you will be armed with everything you need to head off on your own brush lettering adventure. Like a personally taught workshop in your home, this is an inspirational workbook for complete beginners to discover and master the art of lettering with the brush. Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Brush Calligraphy is a uniquely creative and interactive book for anyone wishing to learn how to create stylish and decorative hand-lettered works of art using brush calligraphy. This book brings together the methods and practices taught in Kirsten's workshops, through easy-to-follow, enjoyable projects that will build your brush calligraphy confidence. Includes:?- Tips, tricks and techniques for writing with a brush pen or paintbrush.?- Calligraphy projects to build your skills.?- Removable art cards, hand-lettered by Kirsten Burke to pull out, complete and treasure. Part how-to, part project book, Secrets of Brush Calligraphy will inspire you to develop your love of lettering.