Master techniques for traditional and contemporary handwritten fonts
Author: Cari Ferraro
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
In a world saturated by computer-generated fonts, more and more artists and crafters are turning to the organic art of hand lettering. The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering offers a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to unique modern characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce readers to illumination and word painting while inspirational projects teach beginners how to incorporate their new skills into a variety of crafts. From adding decorative flourishes to guilding, this book covers it all!
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.
A comprehensive guide to more than 100 traditional calligraphy and hand-lettering techniques
Author: Cari Ferraro
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering provides expert instruction on the intricacies of traditional lettering techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering formats. From selecting the appropriate tools, such as pens, nibs, brushes, inks, and papers, to learning optimal hand positioning and understanding the intricacies of lettering angles, heights, spacing, and strokes, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will help lettering enthusiasts swiftly master their craft. Step-by-step lessons, practice templates, and a range of stunning alphabets demonstrate the breadth of artistic achievement that comes with practice and dedication. Four professional artists guide you through traditional calligraphy techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering art forms, such as brush lettering and mixed media, for a well-rounded approach to the craft. Additionally, a short section on Chinese brush lettering and several mixed media lettering projects inspire creativity and demonstrate how calligraphy and lettering can be used in wider artistic contexts and projects. Including practice templates for several featured alphabets in addition to mixed media "bonus" projects designed to inspire artistic creativity, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will inspire lettering enthusiasts of all skill levels to strengthen their existing skills and delve into new, lesser-known variations of the trend.
Creative lettering styles are everywhere - on stationery, adverts, tea towels, wall art and cafe chalkboards to name just a few. This stylish, interactive book will make modern calligraphy accessible and fun - and you'll only need a pen or pencil to get started. The book shows how to create cool hand lettering in three easy steps and features inspirational quotes in different hand-written styles, each with their own DIY page, which can be copied and incorporated into your own personal style. The aim of the book is to work with your individual handwriting to develop unique letterforms that can be used in a variety of craft and art ideas. The final section of the book is full of fun hand lettering projects from greetings cards to wedding stationery, and from posters to chalk board decorations for your home to showcase your new lettering skills.
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.
Essential Techniques Plus Step-by-Step Tutorials for Scanning, Editing, and Creating on a Tablet
Author: Shelly Kim
Publisher: Quarry Books
In Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy, Shelly Kim—popular Instagram lettering artist and workshop instructor @lettersbyshells—offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels of experience a step-by-step course that shows how to develop and adapt traditional lettering skills and techniques to a variety of digital platforms. Lettering Essentials. The basics of lettering and modern calligraphy, along with guidance for embellishing and designing quotes. Digitizing Your Lettering. Options for scanning, photographing, and creating a digital lettering file. Lettering on a Tablet. A hands-on guide to working on the iPad with the Apple Pencil and the Procreate app, from an overview of common functions and how to create a simple lettering brush to making shapes and patterns, choosing colors, creating gradients, glitter, and foil effects, and combining Procreate and Adobe Sketch. Projects & Inspiration: DIY projects that show you how to achieve with digital lettering what you can’t with traditional techniques, plus stunning gallery pieces from Karin Newport of @ipadlettering and Myriam of @halfapx. Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy will guide you to the future of lettering!
Have fun designing letters and creating your own individual calligraphy styles! Practical Calligraphy is an informative and easy-to-follow guide to the beautiful art of lettering and handwriting. Follow the simple, precise instructions to master classic alphabet scripts and learn how to modify and personalize these styles for an infinite range of stunning effects. This comprehensively illustrated book includes the history of this ancient craft along with clear and concise technical information about the tools of the trade. Each section features contributions from well-known calligraphers and helpful tips from the A01, professional calligrapher and teacher, Peter Taylor. Whether you are just starting out or looking to build your creative skills, Practical Calligraphy is your complete guide to the world of calligraphy.
This complete kit makes it easy to start exploring the exciting art form of calligraphy because it comes with everything a beginning artist needs - from a set of high-quality materials to comprehensive instructions. The lettering book covers the basics - such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes - before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets. And every lesson can be accomplished with the array of writing materials provided. The hardcover case includes a 32-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish instruction, a cartridge calligraphy pen, 3 pen nibs, 12 ink cartridges, 1 felt-tip calligraphy pen, calligraphy paper, and a guideline sheet. Warning! This product is intended for use by ages 14 and older and is not intended for use by children.
Learn to write in beautiful calligraphy! All the tools you will need are contained in this beautifully designed, highly giftable, tin. Open up to your creativity with this unique and easy to learn approach to modern calligraphy lettering. This kit comes complete with fifty-four cards; twenty-six for upper case letters and twenty-six for lower case letters, as well as helpful tips and tool recommendations. Each card features four to six steps of instruction for each letter on one side, and an ornate example of the letter on the other.
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.
Calligraphy is an ancient art that even today finds a wide range of applications in a variety of fields and it has become increasingly popular as a hobby. This manual, prepared by an expert in the field, Laura Toffaletti, introduces beginners to the practice of calligraphy, revealing its secrets and explaining the main techniques in a simple and intuitive manner, also thanks to the clear and attractive illustrations. Templates, calligraphic tables and delightful examples of use accompany those who are learning this skill for the first time. The expert teaching method leaves room to develop a personal style and to express individual creativity. The first section of the manual introduces the world of calligraphy today, and is followed by a presentation of the basic tools for beginners who want to start practicing. The main templates of the alphabets (upper and lower case) with the relative practical exercises form the main part of the manual and teach how to form the letters correctly. In the second part, the practical examples presented give precious advice on using calligraphy, for greetings cards, place cards, invitations and many other interesting ideas there: at the end of the book there are 48 pages of exercises to practice.
Presents an introduction to the basic techniques of writing calligraphy, describing the tools and the Italic, Blackletter, and Roman alphabets, and containing instructions on how to create documents, invitations, certificates, and other projects.
Award-winning calligrapher's generously illustrated text offers full coverage of calligraphy for left-handed writers. Tools and materials, correct positioning, page layout, much more. 4 model alphabets.
An ideal resource for artists, illustrators, and anyone in need of distinctive graphics for an unlimited number of print projects. These elegant calligraphic alphabets are royalty-free and ready to use. Classic and modern styles ? uppercase letters and the numerals 0 through 9 are included in each alphabet.