Modern Calligraphy Workshop : The Creative Art of Pen, Brush and Chalk Lettering

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Certain things speak of elegance — silk gloves, black tuxedoes, champagne, and calligraphy. Want to make your invitations grab attention? Have them addressed in calligraphy. Want to be sure your poster is noticed? Calligraphy will do the trick. But, you say, it looks so hard! Who can really write like that? It turns out, with this terrific book, just about anybody can. Well, anybody with patience and persistence and lots of practice. After a good introduction, the Tools section gives readers not only a complete list of necessary items but a discussion of the qualities that make for the best tools, what extras can make the job easier, and even how to set up your workspace. Then the real work begins. In this well-designed and well-written workbook, there are plenty of examples and a veritable plethora of good tips in the pages that follow. It not only covers calligraphy with pens, but with paintbrushes and chalk, and it has a good section on mixing your own colors. The Projects section will give readers plenty of ideas for their own work. One heads up — the author is British, so rubbers are erasers, and “colours” is not misspelled.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Quadrille Publishing
Publish Date 2017-Apr-04
ISBN 9781849499071 Buy this Book
Issue June 2017
Category Crafts & Hobbies


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