• Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)

    Anyone can master the beautiful art of calligraphy, a rewarding pursuit that requires few tools and no artistic training. This practical guide ― the only book that teaches the basic Italic hand (also known as Chancery Cursive) in ten easy steps ― offers comprehensive instructions for beginners.Two expert calligraphers show how to get started, with definitions of terms and suggestions for assembling materials, choosing a good writing surface, lighting the work space, posture, placement of the paper, setting up the page, and assembling the pen. After demonstrating how to make the basic calligraphic strokes, they give specific instructions for forming letters, numbers, and punctuation. Readers will also find detailed discussions of spacing and connecting letters; forming words and sentences; drawing "swash" capitals; changing nibs; using color; making corrections; and waterproofing their work.Students will also discover an exciting variety of applications for their new skills, including addressing envelopes, making invitations, creating personalized stationery, and transcribing special texts or poems. Additional helpful features include a section of questions and answers and an appendix covering pens, inks, paper, light boxes, and other useful tools for using the basic Italic ha...

    • ASIN: 0486418049
    • UPC: 800759418046

  • Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

    "A welcome volume of stories from Russia’s finest contemporary fiction writer, Mikhail Shishkin, full of his typical fusing of mysticism and modernist experimentation." —Sam Sacks, Wall Street JournalThe first English-language collection of short stories by Russia's greatest contemporary author, Mikhail Shishkin, the only author to win all three of Russia's most prestigious literary awards.Often included in discussions of Nobel Prize contenders, Shishkin is a master prose writer in the breathtakingly beautiful style of the greatest Russian authors, known for complex, allusive novels about universal and emotional themes. Shishkin's stories read like modern versions of the eternal literature written by his greatest inspirations: Boris Pasternak, Ivan Bunin, Leo Tolstoy, and Mikhail Bulgakov.Shishkin's short fiction is the perfect introduction to his breathtaking oeuvre, his stories touch on the same big themes as his novels, spanning discussions of love and loss, death and eternal life, emigration and exile.Calligraphy Lesson spans Shishkin's entire writing career, including his first published story, the 1993 Debut Prize–winning "Calligraphy Lesson," and his most recent story "Nabokov's Inkblot," which was written for a dramatic adaptation performed in Zurich in 2013.Mikhail S...

    • ASIN: 1941920039

  • Lettering and Modern Calligraphy for Beginners: Creative Lessons to Learn Hand Lettering, Brush Lettering, and Modern Calligraphy

    Want to learn the secrets to beautiful hand lettering? All the lessons, special techniques, and secret tips to learn the art of modern calligraphy are included in this affordable workbook. You will learn upper and lower case, how to apply pressure and direction of pen strokes, and how to connect those letters to form beautiful hand lettering in no time. Includes: 15 FUN projects to hone your skills detailed instructions Secret tips from experts printed on high-quality paper modern, matte finish cover

    • ASIN: 1948652285

  • Calligraphy in 24 Hours

    Serious beginners who open this book can really learn the ancient art of calligraphy in just 24 one-hour sessions. A carefully structured beginner's course, Calligraphy in 24 Hours starts with basic instruction and progresses through sessions that challenge readers with projects of increasing difficulty. An opening lesson introduces students to the standard calligraphy tools--pens, inks, and papers. Tutorials that follow go on to teach the basic strokes for constructing 15 different alphabets, letter-by-letter. Timed exercises are presented to help learners build speed and confidence, and to produce beautifully finished lettering with accuracy and consistency. They will learn how to create professionally designed greeting cards, wall hangings, place settings, wedding invitations, and more. Instructions are complemented with more than 350 how-to color illustrations.

    • Brand: Barrons
    • ASIN: 0764145061

  • The Art of Hand Lettering: How-To Lessons & Practice for Modern Calligraphy

    Learn to letter with Lily Kate This introductory hand lettering book is perfect for getting first-time letterers started and for inspiring those artists who want to get back to the basics. The Art of Hand Lettering features multiple lettering styles to help create your own individual font, tips on connecting letters, plenty of practice words, and exciting project ideas to get you started.So break out your pens, markers, and this hand lettering book and prepare to get your flourish on and flaunt that font!Perfect for practicing lettering before you dive into: Hand lettering wedding details Gifts and Thank You cards Scripture journals Scripture wall art Bible journaling And so much more

    • ASIN: 1948652013

  • Lessons in Classical Painting: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier

    A companion volume to Lessons in Classical Drawing and an atelier in book form, Lessons in Classical Painting breaks down the foundational skills and techniques of painting in a format that is accessible and manageable for all readers. With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, Lessons in Classical Painting presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 25 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, and color, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters.

    • Brand: Penguin Random House
    • ASIN: 1607747898

  • Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 - 6

    Japanese Calligraphy is a lovely art and requires years of practice and dedication to master. English texts on the subject attempt to teach the basics, but they lack the movement required to teach proper technique and proper form. This is why we have selected to use multimedia lessons on CD-ROM which contains not only detailed explanations, samples, and frame by frame analysis, but also videos showing correct technique and audio giving proper pronunciation. Takase Shodokai Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 – 6 provides detailed instruction on the tools of Japanese Calligraphy and on the basic strokes and lines of the Kaisho (Block) script. Kaisho is the most commonly seen script today and is characterized as being bold and powerful with precise and crisp lines. There are eight fundamental strokes and nine fundamental lines used in the Kaisho script and each are covered in detail in these first six lessons. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. Requires Microsoft Windows (tm)

    • ASIN: 0972638601

  • Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 7 - 12

    Japanese Calligraphy is a lovely art requiring years of practice and dedication to master. English texts on the subject attempt to teach the basics, but they lack the movement required to teach proper technique and proper form. This is why we have selected to use multimedia lessons on CD-ROM which contains not only detailed explanations, samples, and frame by frame analysis, but also videos showing correct technique and audio giving proper pronunciation. Takase Shodokai Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 7 – 12 continues to focus on the basic strokes of the Kaisho (Block) script. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. Requires Microsoft Windows (tm)

    • ASIN: 097263861X

  • Calligraphy: Easy Lessons To Surprise Everyone With Handwritten Letters

    Calligraphy: Easy Lessons To Surprise Everyone With Handwritten LettersAlthough cursive writing has been on the decline, calligraphy is growing as a trendy skill. This book is aimed at that market, to make the best out of this stylist method of penning the page. Come along with us as we explore the best calligraphy techniques and skills! This book takes straight from the pages of Roman Emperors and High School Art teachers alike!Calligraphy is a wonderful skill to learn but it takes practice and more importantly it takes good teaching! And that teaching must be accurate from the beginning, because just like playing the piano form is very important. This is why it is so imperative to have good learning material to get you started out on the right foot. Getting you started right is the emphasis of this book, from buying the right supplies to creating a good workspace; nothing is left behind as we delve into the very best route to lead you to some uncommonly handsome handwriting! Some things covered in this book: History of Calligraphy Setting Up your Workspace What Writing Utensils to Use Finding the Right Design for You Making the perfect background for your Work Download your E book "Calligraphy: Easy Lessons To Surprise Everyone With Handwritten Letters" by scrolli...

    • ASIN: B07CBRNPCR