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The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Letterers and Calligraphers is written by Abbey Sy and published by Quarto Publishing Group – Creative Publishing International.
The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy
The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Letterers and Calligraphers
by Abbey Sy
Quarto Publishing Group
Arts & Photography , Crafts & Hobbies
Pub Date 12 Jun 2018
Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.
The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they’re created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There’s also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.
So whether you’ve never tried lettering before or you’d like to develop your skills and consider all your creative options, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy will guide and inspire you on your lettering journey.
Before I start this review can I say I LOVED THIS BOOK!!
I love calligraphy and wanted to know more about it. That’s where this book comes in!
“The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy” tells about different pens, inks, tools, and styles. It tells different pen types and provide details about which pen type would be suitable for different styles. It also mentions inks and also tells which ink would be suitable for beginners. Details about different types of papers, paints, colours and fonts. It also teaches how to create your art and calligraphy on your notebook, tote bag and plates (just to name a few).
Other than traditional tools and mediums, the book also provide details about electronic devices and software where you can work for digital calligraphy. The book has all this and much more!
Worksheets are also given in the end.
Honestly, I just LOVED THE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS BOOK!!! AND I MEAN IT!!
This book was amazing and had everything I could want in a book like this.
Absolutely! Love calligraphy or want to know about it or love the books in genres Arts and Photography, Crafts and Hobbies? Then this book is just for you!
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