A complete guide to brush pen lettering, The Art of Brush Lettering takes a meditative approach to creating beautiful letterforms, plus freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects.
Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy-to-use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you'll be using and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper.
She goes on to demonstrate a range of basic strokes and drills, detailed tutorials for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, and lessons on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and a variety of special effects.
Also included for practice and improvement are exemplars for tracing and worksheets for basic strokes and drills, lowercase and uppercase letters, punctuation, and numerals for both large and small brush pens, so you'll never have to look far to find the best examples to practice from.
The author of The Art of Brush Lettering (Quarry Books, 2017), Kelly Klapstein is the founder and owner of KellyCreates, an online provider of instruction and inspiration for brush lettering. After a decade of teaching high school English, along with writing and developing curriculum, Kelly now runs her site and lettering business full time. She is also a designer and writer for Creative Scrapbooker magazine, and travels and teaches workshops around the world, sharing her love of lettering with a global creative community. Her lettering product line, manufactured and distributed by American Craft, was launched in December 2017 and is available in Michaels and many other retailers. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.