Complete Idiot Guide Calligraphy 1e

by Jane Eldershaw

Alpha Books | March 23, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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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:

  • The history of beautiful handwriting-calligraphy past and present.
  • Tools of the trade-essentials for setting up a workspace and getting started.Practice makes perfect-tips and exercises to keep you in line.
  • Fun with fonts-six full alphabets to round out your expertise.
  • Design 101-how-to's for creating and carrying out your own calligraphy projects, including wedding invitations, bookmarks, and more!
  • Taking your skills to the next level with ornamentation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 11 × 8.75 × 0.55 in

Published: March 23, 2001

Publisher: Alpha Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 002864154X

ISBN - 13: 9780028641546

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Complete Idiot Guide Calligraphy 1e

by Jane Eldershaw

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 11 × 8.75 × 0.55 in

Published: March 23, 2001

Publisher: Alpha Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 002864154X

ISBN - 13: 9780028641546

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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.&#
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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:

  • The history of beautiful handwriting-calligraphy past and present.
  • Tools of the trade-essentials for setting up a workspace and getting started.Practice makes perfect-tips and exercises to keep you in line.
  • Fun with fonts-six full alphabets to round out your expertise.
  • Design 101-how-to's for creating and carrying out your own calligraphy projects, including wedding invitations, bookmarks, and more!
  • Taking your skills to the next level with ornamentation.

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).

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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