Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Author: Lisa Engelbrecht
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 161059438X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Calligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot. This new-in-paperback book will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application. Fully stepped-out illustrations break down each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke and a large collection of gallery images provides further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.

Modern Lettering

Author: Rebecca Cahill Roots
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849944472
Format: PDF, Docs
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A practical guide to modern calligraphy, complete with worksheets and projects. In Modern Lettering, you will learn how to create beautiful decorative handwriting in a variety of styles. It’s a fun and immersive guide, inviting you to explore beautiful letterforms, experiment with your own hand-lettering style and use calligraphy for creative projects. Professional calligrapher Rebecca Cahill Roots guides the reader through the basic techniques, sharing useful tips along the way. She brings her own unique style to a range of beautiful modern calligraphy alphabets, each accompanied by worksheets printed on high-quality calligraphy paper for practising. There are tips for mixing fonts, using different coloured inks and beginner’s brush calligraphy. Once you’ve mastered the basic techniques, you can apply your handwriting skills to some of the stylish step-by-step projects featured, including wedding stationery, framed quotes and personalised envelopes. This fun and approachable guide is a must-have for anyone looking to add a personal touch to their lettering, whether it’s for a particular project or for taking up a new hobby.

The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide

Author: Peggy Dean
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0399582185
Format: PDF
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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.

Lettering Calligraphy Workbook

Author: Diagram Group
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402741012
Format: PDF
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This thorough workbook provides a complete course in calligraphy, from basic alphabets and letterforms to templates, from spacing and layout to complex projects. It’s big, it’s complete, and it’s filled with the most detailed lessons on calligraphy anyone will ever need. A complete overview of the basic tools explains what each pen can do, and how inks and paints can affect the quality of the work. Several tasks are laid out for students to master: They can start with "skeleton letters,” and then gradually try more complex forms, including Rustica, Antique Uncials, and Carolingian. Prepare for a project by understanding line spacing, centering, layout, pasting up, and using color. Then, see how to make giftwrap, fashion handmade greeting cards, design posters, and copy poetry and prose.

Modern Calligraphy

Author: Leslie Tieu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998906201
Format: PDF
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Ever wanted to learn the modern calligraphy style of lettering but didn't know how to begin? "Modern Calligraphy: a beginner's guide to pointed pen and brush pen lettering" includes everything you need to started. This book will cover the tools needed to learn pointed pen calligraphy including pen holders, nibs, inks, and papers. It also explores tools needed for brush pen lettering including reviews of multiple types of brush tips and pens.This guide will explore the basic pen strokes of modern calligraphy. It provides tracing guides to practice these strokes as well as step-by-step instructions on how to write each letter. The guide offers instructions on how to create your own style of lettering by offering over 600 ways to write letters of the alphabet.Define your style and have fun with lettering with instructions on bounce lettering, shadowing, bubbling, and more.

Brush Pen Lettering

Author: Grace Song
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612436897
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

The Art of Brush Lettering

Author: Kelly Klapstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631593552
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Brush Lettering from A to Z A Fun and Comprehensive Guide to Creating Modern Calligraphy with a Brush Pen

Author: Emma Witte
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
ISBN: 9781441327079
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The brush pen is mightier than the sword, and way easier to write with. This fun and thorough introduction is perfect for anyone who has seen beautiful brush-lettered art and wondered how it was done. The popular Calligrapher behind Black Chalk Collective, Emma Witte, takes you from brush lettering basics to its amazing possibilities. Start with staple strokes that are the foundation of brush lettering, then progress to forming letters, words, and finished pieces. Learn different lettering styles and how to combine them. Pick up tips and tricks for embellishing your lettering and arranging your words to create maximum impact. Experiment with advanced techniques and tools such as flourishing, fauxligraphy, depth effects, watercolor, paint brushes, and more. Finally, try out your new skills on a variety of awesome brush lettering projects. Youll be wielding your brush pen like a pro in no time!