Beautiful Brush Lettering
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy : A collection of traditional calligraphic hands
Discover everything you need to know about historic flourished hands and how to create elegant, modern artwork inspired by traditional calligraphy techniques in this follow-up to the first and best-selling lettering book in Walter Foster's Creative...and Beyond series. Beginning with an introduction to pointed pen and how to get started with this timeless tool, you'll find a brief overview of the recommended tools and materials, as well as how to set up your work space. In addition, you will explore essential techniques used throughout the book, learn to hold the pen properly, and find tips for warming up. Talented artist and teacher Laura Lavender introduces you to a wide range of traditional, historic flourished hands and lettering styles, including Copperplate, Spencerian, Italian hand, Bickham script, Victorian embellished capitals, Art Nouveau capitals, Gothic capitals, and more. Each style includes an engaging introduction and history of the hand, an alphabet sampler, step-by-step instructions for creating the letters, and lots of inspirational examples and ideas for using the hand.
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.