Calligraphy 101: Master basic skills and techniques easily with step-by-step instructions
Title: Calligraphy 101: Master basic skills and techniques easily with step-by-step instructions
Author: Jeaneen Gauthier
Number of pages: 209
Size: 41 Mb
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Calligraphy—from the Greek word for ‘beautiful writing’’—is lovely to look at and a joy to create. Even in today’s world of text messaging and digital printing, beautifully written words have a special place. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to do calligraphy, but weren’t sure how to begin, this is the book for you. Here you will learn the basics of calligraphy step by step as you create projects that are easy, satisfying, and fun! You’ll also be encouraged to experiment, play, and even break the rules a little as you develop your own personal style of beautiful writing.
Calligraphy is both an art and a skill. Unlike many other crafts, a person cannot develop good calligraphy skills just by picking up a pen and practicing. There are many details about how to charge the pen, how to hold it at the exact angle to the paper, even how to form each letter of each style of the alphabet one stroke at a time. Without proper instruction, the craftsman will soon give up and decide that it is too difficult to learn. This book starts at the beginning, teaching all the intricacies of calligraphy through practice exercises and simple projects. Then new, more complex skills are gradually introduced through additional exercises and projects. Like the other books in the 101 series, this book is written for absolute beginners and contains detailed instructions, tips and quick references to help the master succeed.