Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners
The Easy Way to Learn Lettering and Illumination Techniques
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Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners by Janet Mehigan
Book DescriptionPresenting 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 author's suggestions for adding an embellishment or two that makes the script truly their own. The book's 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780764161155
(204mm x 165mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Barron's Educational Series
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Janet Mehigan
Practical Masterclass and Manual of Drawing and Pastels, Pencil Skills, Penmanship and Calligraphy, Paperback (April 2010)
Featuring over 2000 colour photographs and artworks, this title helps to discover the joy of drawing, pastels and calligraphy. It also helps budding calligrapher learn about tools and equipment and the key techniques of calligrams, double point, gilding, and using a computer.
Mastering the Art of Calligraphy, Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by Janet Mehigan
A comprehensive instructional course in calligraphy from beginner to advanced levels, this book give practical guidance on using tools and equipment and all the essential penmanship techniques from calligrams, coloured text, coloured backgrounds, decorated letters and double point to flourishing, gilding and using a computer.
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