Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners by Mary Noble
The Easy Way to Learn Lettering and Illumination Techniques

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Presenting advice and instruction on a more basic level than found in most other calligraphy books, this brand-new title starts with fundamentals. It takes absolute beginners by the hand and walks them through 15 key alphabets. The author guides neophyte calligraphers stroke-by-stroke in the process of creating each elegant letter. Entry-level students of the art will quickly learn to create beautiful scripts for . . . Greeting Cards Scrapbooks Party Invitations and Favors Wedding Announcements Menus Place Cards . . .

. . and literally every other item that requires a handsome, professional-looking script. Every page of this easy-to-follow manual is filled with step-by-step diagrams and photos, each having a detailed instructive caption. After readers master an alphabet, they can refer to the author's suggestions for adding an embellishment or two that makes the script truly their own. The book's final section shows how to add color and sparkle to a text by employing illumination techniques that are quick to learn and fun to do. Hundreds of illustrations.


About Mary Noble

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Mary Noble is studied calligraphy with England's prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. Janet Mehigan first studied calligraphy during her five years of training at art college. She holds a BA (hons) in Education and is a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI), as well as a Fellow and an Associate of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS). She teaches both calligraphy and runs Numerous workshops for students and calligraphic societies. Her work has been in many exhibitions and she has written several books Illumination for Calligraphy and, with co-author Mary Noble, The Calligrapher's Companion, The Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy and The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques, as well as contributing to many others. Janet enjoys both contemporary and traditional calligraphy and her beautiful work is full of vibrant colour and interest.
Published August 15, 2008 by Barron's Educational Series. 256 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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