Celtic calligraphy crosses the boundaries between art, tradition and craft. With instruction on how to draw letterforms derived from original Celtic manuscripts like The Book of Kells, and with step-by-step explanations of knotwork borders and motifs plus illumination, this book will show you how to transform your writing into unique works of art worthy of the mediaeval Celtic scribes.
Starting with the materials you need and basic calligraphy techniques, the book moves on to the development and improvement of skills with design elements, exercises, clear instruction on lettering, using colour, knotwork illustration and illumination, with inspirational examples of Celtic art and lettering.
Beginners will find much to help them in this practical guide and more experienced calligraphers will learn much about Celtic influences and the way lettering can be enhanced with stylised knotwork illustration and illumination.
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For centuries, scholars have viewed Chinese calligraphy as a regimen, a practice of calming the mind and nurturing the heart. It is an art that most people can enjoy with minimal requirements – ink, brush and paper.
The 50 characters that were chosen all evoke a sense of peacefulness. The book is separated into three sections, with each section emphasizing elements that may affect our state of mind: Nature, Emotion and Enlightenment. With a detailed step-by-step stroke guide for each character, you can learn the basic writing techniques easily.
Chinese Calligraphy is bound in a handy slip case to keep the instruction book and practice journal bound together. The binding of the book allows it to lay flat for easy reference while you craft your characters. By focusing on each individual brushstroke as you practice writing these calming characters, you will learn to appreciate the joy of Chinese calligraphy. It will also help clear and quiet your mind to the noise of your daily life.$24.99
In this comprehensive guide to calligraphy, author Vivien Lunniss teaches readers how to master all the principal families of writing hands, from uncials and Anglo-Saxon scripts, to Roman capitals, blackletter and gothic, and even on to modern freeform 'drawn' lettering.
Readers will learn how the hands originated, where and when they were used, and how to write and practice them, picking up fluency and flair through a series of exercises aimed at perfecting the style until writing becomes second nature – and a real pleasure.
- A comprehensive guide for beginners
- 20 beautiful lettering styles
- Step-by-step instructions for each letter
- Wide range of applications from invitations, greetings cards, place settings and certificates, to beautiful illuminated wall art
Learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters, to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art.
The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced notecards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more.
Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style. With comprehensive instructions and fun, inspirational exercises and projects, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a resource for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and stylish art form.$24.99
Filled with the finest ornamental characters, this practical resource features more than 3,100 black-and-white images. It contains complete alphabets as well as intricate initials in the most popular typefaces: Celtic, Art Nouveau, Gothic, Scroll, and many others. Several of the alphabets include numbers and lowercase letters.
Image File Information: Includes 3133 images saved in both 72-dpi Internet-ready and 300-dpi high-resolution JPEG formats.$29.99
A source book for all aspiring calligraphers of whatever level of expertise.
- Comprehensive, step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques
- Inspirational gallery of work by leading calligraphers
- An indispensable source book for all aspiring calligraphers of any level of expertise
With more than 50 tips, techniques and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level.
The authors guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolour, gouache and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery and signage.
Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is ideal for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.$27.99
With just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox can help you to create a fun series of minimalistic nature drawings. From acorns, beetles, daffodils, and hedgehogs to snowflakes and clouds the drawings in this book are simple to create and easily recognizable. Each design effortlessly becomes a unique drawing that you can use on greeting cards, posters, gifts, and more.
Perfect for entry-level artists, this package includes:
- A hardcover book filled with techniques to draw 30 creations from nature
- A high-quality calligraphy marker
- 25 sheets of paper to get started
The technique is easy, and with a few marks of a pen, you can create an amazing nature drawing.$19.99
Jenny Doh has gathered a variety of big names and talented up-and-coming artists, who all provide tips on their favourite forms on hand lettering and tools, along with complete alphabets and how-to projects based on their signature styles.
With everything from posters and cards to signs, collages and journals, this eye-catching collection will inspire readers as they create their own, personalized work.$29.99
This is an engaging way to learn calligraphy, one of China's most recognizable arts for young people. Provides lessons in how Chinese words first began, how to draw the eight strokes, what radicals are and how to unlock their secrets and how to use the brush, the paper and ink to enjoy writing in Chinese.
The interactive CD-ROM allows you to play creative games to see, hear and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages.$34.99$31.95
Thich Nhat Hanh is a prolific author, poet, teacher, scholar and peace activist. Yet he is also a master calligrapher, distilling ancient Buddhist teachings into simple phrases that resonate with our modern times, capturing and expressing his lifetime of meditative insight, peace and compassion.
This book offers a rare opportunity to spend time in the presence of his beautiful creations. For Thich Nhat Hanh, creating calligraphy is more than creating art – it is also a meditative practice. He is fully present for every moment, from drinking his tea, to sitting down and taking a brush, and using the tea to make the ink.
Each calligraphy is made of mindful sitting, breathing, walking, smiling – and love.$21.99