(back cover) Heres the only calligraphy book on the market that walks you through 14 key alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke. This in-depth introduction for beginners presents core alphabets in styles to suit every occasion. Each letter is analyzed in detail, enabling beginners to master the form.
Includes step-by-step photo sequences showing the strokes of each letter, handwriting rhythm exercises, and hints and tips on spacing. Advises on adding color and sparkle to text with quick-to-learn and fun-to-do illumination techniques. Mary Noblespreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing, and exhibiting her work. She is a Fellow of the U.K.-based Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, of which she is a former chairperson. She is a co-author ofThe Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated LettersandThe Beginners Guide to Calligraphy. Janet Mehiganstudied with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and is an Honored Fellow. A freelance calligrapher, she also teaches calligraphy and painting in Adult Education courses. She is a co-author ofThe Encyclopedia of Calligraphy.Presenting advice and instruction on a more basic level than found in most other calligraphy books, this brand-new title starts with fundamentals. It takes absolute beginners by the hand and walks them through 15 key alphabets. The author guides neophyte calligraphers stroke-by-stroke in the process of creating each elegant letter. Entry-level students of the art will quickly learn to create beautiful scripts for . . . Greeting Cards Scrapbooks Party Invitations and Favors Wedding Announcements Menus Place Cards . . . . . and literally every other item that requires a handsome, professional-looking script. Every page of this easy-to-follow manual is filled with step-by-step diagrams and photos, each having a detailed instructive caption. After readers master an alphabet, they can refer to the authors suggestions for adding an embellishment or two that makes the script truly their own. The books final section shows how to add color and sparkle to a text by employing illumination techniques that are quick to learn and fun to do. Hundreds of illustrations.
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