You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time!
Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you’ll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you:
- All the tools you need to practice the craft
- Where to get the proper ink and paper
- How to master several alphabets
- Different variations to change the look of letters
- How to mix and match your alphabets
- How to create a poster, sign, or certificate
- Ways to design and letter a quotation
- Common mistakes that can easily be avoided
Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you’ll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!
From the Back Cover
From Italic to Roman to Uncial create calligraphic alphabets with ease
For many people, calligraphy is something they admire from afar, but don′t believe they could ever do it themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth! Practice is the key to becoming a good calligrapher, and that ′s what this book is all about. Open it and you′ll find easy–to–follow, step–by–step instructions in all the basics, from choosing the right pens and paper and holding the pen properly to using calligraphy to create six beautiful alphabets. Plus, there are plenty of creative projects for putting your skills into action. With just a little practice every day, you′ll be well on your way to doing calligraphy with style!
- The simple, sure–fire approach to learning calligraphy
How to use pen tips of various sizes and shapes
Ways to embellish and personalize your lettering
How to add a special touch to stationery, journals, diaries, correspondence, plaques, and more
Exercises for practicing your skills with confidence