You’re no idiot, of course. You know that calligraphy enhances everything from elegant invitations to official documents. The art of beautiful handwriting has been around for centuries, and those who have mastered it have a skill that’s both lucrative and enjoyable. You’d love to learn the finer points of calligraphy—but when it comes to putting pen to paper, you’re all thumbs!
Say “so long” to chicken scratches! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Calligraphy will show you, stroke for stroke, how to master pen and ink to produce projects worthy of the most sophisticated scribe. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get:
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Calligraphy, that beautiful script lettering that seems like art, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, calligraphy books and classes are hot! Whether you want to address thank you notes, or are interested in the latest craze-- Japanese Calligraphy-- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calligraphy is the fun and easy-to-use resource. Featuring an oversize, lay-flat format with space for practicing and copying, this book offers the best advice in techniques, equipment and style and contains 6 full calligraphy fonts and 10 specific projects.About the Author:
JANE ELDERSHAW is a New York–based graphic designer and typographer who studied in London and has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts. She has often used her own calligraphy and designs for postcards and brochures. Her latest book is Mood Food (Sourcebooks).
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Book Description Alpha, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. START WRITE. 1. The ABCs of Beautiful Handwriting. b.c.: Before Computer. Different Styles, Different Names. Handwriting. Calligraphy in an Electronic. People Get Paid for Doing This? Artistic Talent Not Essential. 2. Pick Up Your. The Only Tools You Need to Begin. Slant Board. Carpenter's Pencil or 2mm Felt-Tipped Calligraphic. Posture Makes Perfect. Get a Grip: How to Hold the. Left? Write! Working the Angles. Some Warming-Up Exercises. Learning Your ABCs. Study the Letters. Trace. Practice on Ruled Paper. 3. Starting in Style: Formal Italic. So What's Formal Italic? The Important Things to Know about Formal Italic. Stroke Sequence. II. THE WRITE STUFF. 4. Tools of the Trade. Calligraphic Fountain Pens. Calligraphic Broad-Nibbed Pens. Assembling. Reservoirs. Loading a Pen with. Fixing Ink Flow Problems. Cleaning Pens. Other Equipment You'll Need. Ink. Color. Color Inks. Gouache. Paper. 5. Practice, Practice, Practice. The Route from Awkward to Graceful. Setting Line Spaces. Ruling Lines. Put the Brakes on the Shakes. Loosening-Up Exercises. Using a Light. Correcting Mistakes. 6. Elegant Variations: Chancery Cursive. How to Make Beautiful Serifs. Some Important Things to Know about Cursive Italic. Swashes and Flourishes. III. THE A TO Z OF DESIGNING WITH WORDS. 7. From Letters to Words. Letter Spacing. Word Spacing. Line Spacing. You're Running Out of Space or You Have Too Much. How to Center Lines of Calligraphy. 8. Designing a Project. Interpreting the Text. Thumbnail Sketches. Emphasis and Weight, Scale and Balance. Margins. Initial Caps and Decorations. Centered, Left, Right, Asymmetrical? 9. Projects to Begin With. Bookmarks. Place Cards. Greeting Card Ideas. Scoring Paper. Getting Cards Printed. Menus. Fitting It All. Creating the Mood. IV. TURNING WORDS INTO. 10. Wedding Invitations. Where Do You Begin? Finding Your Theme. The Many Parts of the Wedding Invitation. The Wording. Ideas for Designing Your Own Invitations. Ordering Printing. The Wording on the Envelopes. Doing the Calligraphy on the Envelopes. Stuffing and Mailing Envelopes. 11. Japanese Calligraphy and Scrolls. Japanese Calligraphy. Using Japanese Characters. Learning to Write Japanese Characters. Making a Poetry Scroll. 12. Making a Family Tree. Doing Your Homework. Making a Simple Four-Generation Chart. A Layout Challenge: The More Detailed Chart. 13. Making Posters and Playing with Words. Location, Location, Location. Less Is More. Make It Eye-Catching. Playing with Words. Ways to Write Large Letters. V. THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE. 14. Different Tools, Different Effects. Reeds, Bamboo Pens, and Makeup Sponges? Making a Quill. How to Cut. Unusual Tools from Shops. Making Rubber Stamps. Making Embossed and Debossed Letters. 15. Getting into Print. Instant Printer or Commercial Printer? Timing, Pricing, and Estimates. Choosing Paper, Format, and Folds. Preparing Artwork for the Printer. Check Everything. 16. Ornamentation and Presentation. Using Gold Ink and Gouache. Making a Decorative Capital Letter. Ribbons and Tassels. Cutouts and 3-D Decorations. Framing. VI. TRY YOUR HAND AT THESE. 17. Roman Capitals. Classic and Dignified. The Important Things to Know about Roman Capitals. Serifs. 18. Uncials. Wide and Sprightly. The Important Things to Know about Uncials. 19. Foundational. Solid and Steady. The Important Things to Know a. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_002864154X
Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX002864154X
Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 002864154X
Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002864154X