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Calligraphy For Dummies

Calligraphy For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Jim Bennett
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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

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25210 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470117710
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (25 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good place to start 27 May 2010
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I have read quite a few Dummies books and have always got what I needed from the text. This book is no exception as it has already assisted me with my calligraphy. That said, you always have to work hard at the exercises in the text of any dummies book to make progress as there are no real short cuts to mastering the topics. The information you need is presented in a clear manner and the exercises will get you up and running - oh sorry I mean writing - fairly quickly. I also bought my dip pens and ink from Amazon so you can get it all from one place!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dummy learning 18 Jun. 2010
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This book is more like the type of book I had in mind when wanting to learn Calligraphy. It is very comprehansive and easy to understand and as the title suggests, ideal for beginners. I will find it very useful in my quest to write in a timne honoured way. A very good value for money book. Delivery was quick and efficient and the book in perfect condition.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning a lot from it! 11 April 2013
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No time wasting, straight to the point, very clear examples and got me writing in italic letters in a couple of hours. I think this is what I needed to start this art and really got me hooked up. Of course it's a starting book and there are more scripts to learn but for what you pay you get a lot for sure.
Nice tips on materials and also I like the section on common mistakes, it really helped me on correcting some issues I had.
I would really recommend this book to anyone wanting to start doing calligraphy.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars calligraphy for dummies 31 Dec. 2011
excellent book covers from beginners to those who want to improve there skills also love the work sheets easy to copy and use over and over again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calligraphy for Dummies 10 Sept. 2011
By Roland
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book on my Kindle and its a must have for the beginner. The tutorial and diagrams are easy to follow and understand.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for non-dummies too. 3 April 2014
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I am an experienced calligrapher but there are things in this book that helped me to see details that I had forgotten. It's very well written and I would advise anyone taking up the craft to think about a purchase. Also it arrived in good time and was well packaged.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calligraphy for Dummies 19 Dec. 2012
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Very good guide to calligraphy. Clear instructions and liked that you can trace over the letters to get a better understanding of how each stroke is formed. Well worth the money
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 7 Mar. 2013
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bought for my son who says it is a really good book for beginners, lots of different styles to study, makes a very good gift
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Good instruction - so good that I also bought it for my kindle.
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Brilliant book for complete beginners and I imagine it teaches non beginners a bit too.
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