An absolute must-have guide for beginners, this is an interactive workbook designed to teach you how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface, no brush pen or calligraphy nib necessary! You’ll learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles by practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes. Perforated traceable phrases and backgrounds allow you to make your own art, pull it out, then frame it. Simple, approachable, and fun, this method is versatile for any surface so you can create stunning faux calligraphy on paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and more! Author Danielle Stringer is the owner and artist behind Imperfect Dust and shares her secret to hand lettering; that it doesn’t have to be daunting! With the hope of encouraging readers to pick up a pen and go for it, Stringer will teach you how to achieve the calligraphy look with simple key lines.

Author Danielle Stringer
Isbn 160765721X
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2021-01-01
Pages 250
Language English
File format PDF

Learn to hand letter using simple, creative techniques, practice worksheets, and beautiful fonts that anyone can learn! Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand letter, but didn't know where to start? Author Sarah Ensign will teach you how using simple, fun techniques. You'll learn how to use a brush pen, create basic strokes, and connect letters. Once you've honed your basic lettering skills, you'll learn how to draw fonts and compose quotes to create your own unique projects. Your creativity will soar as you learn this beautiful craft from one of the best teachers on YouTube! Here's what you'll find inside: Beautiful, full-color photography and hands-on lettering worksheets that you can trace or letter on directly Step-by-step tutorials for creating faux calligraphy, brush pen lettering, bounce lettering, and more Complete alphabet worksheets for six beautiful font styles, along with fun lettering projects that will inspire your creativity Beautiful, full-color photography, and high-quality, hardcover spiral binding that makes it easy to trace the worksheets or letter directly in the book Practical tips for choosing and using pens, laying out quotes, handling tricky connections, and moving beyond the basics to create your own unique fonts

Author Sarah Ensign
Isbn 0744041473
Genre Art
Year 2021-02-02
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Practice til you’re perfect with expert drills, tips, and exercises! If you want to take your hand lettering to the next level, you need to practice, practice, practice. But merely writing the same letter over and over often leads to repeating the same mistake instead of improving your skill. Packed with expert drills, tips and exercises, Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book provides the smart coaching and blank work space to make your daily practice easier, more efficient and more fun. It’s the ideal way to speed you on your way to creating gorgeous lettering styles. The perfect companion to author Grace Song’s Brush Pen Lettering, this handy workbook features helpful practice pages with guided lines, hints and even specific letter form combinations for many popular words, including: • Congratulations • Greetings • Wedding • Happy Birthday

Author Grace Song
Isbn 1612438482
Genre Art
Year 2018-07-03
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Peggy Dean
Isbn 0399582185
Genre Art
Year 2018-07-24
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

THE FIRST BOOK DEDICATED ENTIRELY TO THE USE AND MASTERY OF MODERN BRUSH PENS Drawing gorgeous letters, words and phrases with a brush pen doesn’t have to be difficult! Brush Pen Lettering will show you how to create your own unique style. To help you on your lettering journey, this comprehensive how-to guide includes: • DIY projects • Tips and Tricks • Color Photographs • Inspiring Ideas • Step-by-step instructions • Practice sheets

Author Grace Song
Isbn 1612436897
Genre Art
Year 2017-06-30
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Author Megan Wells
Isbn 1441325700
Genre Design
Year 2018-08-01
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

Create an alphabet all your own with a helping hand from Hand Lettering A to Z and its team of international artists here to help you get started. Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! Hand lettering not only expresses what you have to say, but also demonstrates the creativity in 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. Do you want colorful script full of bombast? Maybe an austere black and white script? Whether you're going for classic or just plain fun, Hand Lettering A to Z has direction for you. So why wait to get creative? Grab some supplies and customize twenty-six letters of your own!

Author Abbey Sy
Isbn 1631594125
Genre Art
Year 2017-04-15
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Beautifully illustrated with a covetable rose gold foil cover, Modern Calligraphy is a step-by-step workbook for those wanting to learn this super trendy form of lettering. Written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London, the book will guide readers through the first steps of pointed pen calligraphy, encouraging you to spend an hour a week developing and practicing the new skill. Designed for complete beginners, the book offers tips, tricks and techniques on the materials required and how to use them properly, how to approach the modern calligraphy letterforms, and most importantly explores ways to develop our own modern calligraphy style. You'll learn about inks and how to make your own, brush calligraphy, and what you can do with your new skill - from envelope addressing and event stationery to beautiful dinner party menus and gift tags.

Author Lucy Edmonds
Isbn 1409172562
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2017-06-01
Pages 168
Language English
File format PDF

Learn and perfect the classic, yet once again popular, script with this easy-to-use, full-color, and very modern guide. Pointed pen calligraphy doesn’t have to be intimidating! This photo-packed guide breaks down every skill, step and stroke into easy-to-learn techniques. It shows you how to build a solid foundation in drawing beautiful letters as well as ways to add flourishes and embellishments to your personal projects. Nothing is overlooked, including: • Step-by-Step Instructions • Color Photos • Practice Pages • Expert Tips and Tricks • DIY Projects • Inspiration and Ideas

Author Sarah Richardson
Isbn 1612438792
Genre Art
Year 2018-11-27
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Try your hand at a beautiful, classic and modern style of writing! A basic, how-to book for beginners featuring 5 popular fonts or hands, Italic, Uncial, Foundational, Gothic, and Casual Pointed Pen, shown in step-by-step detail. The author, an experienced teacher of calligraphy, builds the letters, numbers, and punctuation, giving over 300 photos for each style, so beginners can see the strokes, how the pen is held, and how the characters take form. Pens, papers, inks—all the tools are covered along with necessary techniques, so beginners can use this workbook approach to build mastery of a full range of hands—from the oldest, most traditional to contemporary—quickly and confidently.

Author Maureen Peters
Isbn 0811766101
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Spark Your Creativity with Calligraphy #1 New Release in Handwriting Reference Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students’ shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering. “Lettering from A to Z . . .” stands out from the crowd! It was written for all levels of experience and nourishes creative thinking through mindful practice. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it will inspire you to find your own style. Your creative life will be enriched with step-by-step tutorials “from A to Z.” Written in conversational narrative, this full-color book includes more than 200 images of Phawnda’s professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects. Phawnda's instruction includes: • 12 styles (Uncial calligraphy, Italic calligraphy, script calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, rainbow lettering, monoline letters, handwriting and drawn letters) • Customized, printable practice sheets • Recommended writing tools, papers, sources, printing tips • How to troubleshoot • Layout, color and design basics • Mail art to keep correspondence alive • Lettering projects for mentoring youngsters • Real-life tips on how to organize your studio space • Tips on sharing your skills in teaching, business, events, home, garden and community • Making background papers from tea • Original gifts with the meaning of names for family and friends • Illustrating with calligraphy tools • Projects to make handmade birthday cards, holiday cards, journals of your life, and easy-to-design art books If you enjoyed Hand Lettering 101, The Lost Art of Handwriting, or Hand Lettering for Relaxation, then it’s time to grab a copy of Lettering from A to Z and reconnect to your natural creativity.

Author Phawnda Moore
Isbn 1642503835
Genre Art
Year 2020-10-27
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

A perfect gift for anyone who wants to learn the "write" way to craft calligraphy. Calligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful, whether to celebrate a special occasion like marriage or to use every day in the form of stationery. Author Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning wedding invitation designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. In Modern Calligraphy, you can learn from this experienced expert how to master this fresh modern lettering style. The first book to teach this bold new style breaks the calligraphy process down into simple steps so anyone can learn to create their own stunning wedding invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, and more. Starting with an overview of the supplies—from paper to ink to pens—you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following Molly's clear step-by-step instructions, and by practicing with the provided templates. After mastering letter forms using a pointed pen and ink you can take it to the next level by learning how to use watercolor and gouache, or how to digitize your calligraphy. The twenty projects in the book provide lots of inspiration for making your own and are grouped into three sections: weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. With loads of ideas, practice exercises, and helpful tips, soon you will be turning out gorgeous script calligraphy pieces like the ones featured in wedding magazines and popular websites like Pinterest.

Author Molly Suber Thorpe
Isbn 1250152453
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2017-01-16
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.

Author Margaret Shepherd
Isbn 0770434592
Genre Art
Year 2013-08-21
Pages 168
Language English
File format PDF

A beautifully illustrated practical guide to creating beautiful modern lettering with brushes and brush pens. Learn brush lettering with this creative guide from calligrapher extraordinaire Rebecca Cahill Roots, aka Betty Etiquette. In this quirky and relatable guide, she guides you through how to use brushes and brush pens to make exquisite letterforms. One of the most popular hand-lettering techniques, brush lettering is a beautiful, free-spirited style that, once mastered, is easy to develop into a unique personal style. The book is divided into chapters by type of media, covering ink, watercolour, gouache and brush pens. Each section contains a set of exercises for practising the technique including an alphabet and a set of numbers to copy. To finish off, there's a selection of pretty and practical projects to make using brush lettering, including beautifully decorated celebration cards, cushions and tableware.

Author Rebecca Cahill Roots
Isbn 184994654X
Genre Art
Year 2019-12-12
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Kelly Klapstein
Isbn 1631597817
Genre Art
Year 2019-11-05
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper! Italic is the calligraphy’s most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion. With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time. Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more!

Author Judy Detrick
Isbn 1607748576
Genre Art
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF