Creative Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Modern, Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

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Calligraphy is a lettering art that anyone can learn with some practice and patience. This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started in modern calligraphy. You’ll learn about the supplies you’ll need such as pen holders, nibs, inks and papers. You’ll master different calligraphy techniques such as holding the pen, dipping the pen into ink, and understanding ink flow and pen pressure. Lettering guide sheets are provided to help you practice the letterforms. A troubleshooting section outlines common issues that every calligrapher deals with and how you can fix them. Once you’ve learned the basics, a photo gallery of projects will inspire you to create your own works of art!

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Kristara Schnippert has been a calligrapher for over 16 years, after teaching herself broad- and fine-tip calligraphy when she was just 12 years old. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including The Knot, Southern Bride, 100 Layer Cake and Wedding Chicks

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Now everyone works on computers a lot of people have forgotten that the written word can be a whole lot more special when handwritten. By handwriting you are pouring your love into the words as well. I didn't actually realize how diverse calligraphy can be. This book takes you step by step through the process of pens, pen nibs the parts of a fountain pen and so much more! If you want to learn calligraphy then this book is a really good start. Everything is explained from a short history to the terminology that is used in calligraphy. Next comes setting up your pen and getting ready to write, including how to hold your pen. Next comes the practicing. How you make the mark makes a huge difference to how the letters will appear. That's the reason one letter can look so different from the next. There are beautiful pictures throughout making it clear and easy for you to follow the instructions. The whole of the first section of the book is taken up by you learning how to write calligraphy. I love the fact it even has a troubleshooting section. As a beginner a lot of writers forget they have little tricks that can help when things go wrong. The next section is taken up with different fonts that you can use. Now you know the break down of the strokes it's easier for you to create the examples. There is even a section on basic layouts. How you space your writing can make a huge difference to the whole effect. I think this is just as important as learning the calligraphy strokes. Next is the Project Gallery! The ideas where you can use calligraphy are beautiful! The brilliant thing is most are cheap to make! With a piece of card and calligraphy you can create some amazing things. * Crochet Addict UK * July 2016 This book is all about modern calligraphy, which is looser in style, has no set rules and is all about creating letter forms that fit your own unique style. The book includes easy to follow techniques, supplies, making your marks, trouble shooting and guide sheets. Reasonably priced, it's full of gorgeous contempoary ideas for putting your newfound skills into practice. * Love to Make * November 2016 Calligraphy is another creative hobby that can be relaxing and has lots of practical uses. This book provides examples in how to create the letters, the equipment your need and the beautiful examples of projects for you to create. * Hot brands, Cool Places *

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