LEARN HOW TO WRITE BEAUTIFULLY USING CALLIGRAPHY.
The beautiful and expressive art of calligraphy is one of the most admired but least understood crafts. Even more complicated than it looks, it is a fascinating and liberating skill which, when understood from first principles, can transform your writing. This easy to follow and practical handbook will show you which kit you need to acquire and how to get started in calligraphy, from how to hold your pen to how to join letters up. Concentrating on the basics of italic calligraphy, it will give you the foundations you need to write beautifully and understand the writing format which is an art form in its own right.
TY Calligraphy shows how to on avoid mistakes, master diverse alphabets and variations, and always emphasizes the expressive and artistic power of lettering by hand. Showing you how to get productive with your pen and design beautiful posters, menus and invitations, it is full of exercises, handwritten samples and examples for the digital age.
* Calligraphy and Handwriting
* Practical Considerations
* Tools and Materials
* Lettering and fundamental strokes
* Advanced Lettering
* Majuscules and Minescules
* Movement, Rhythm and Flow
* Next Steps
* Appendix: Alphabet archive
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