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Classic Calligraphy for Beginners introduces the fundamental techniques for mastering two classic calligraphic scripts, Copperplate and Spencerian, plus easy-to-follow exercises and fun, modern projects.
Guided by instructions and illustrations by noted calligraphy artist and teacher Younghae Chung, readers of Classic Calligraphy for Beginners get a detailed yet concise overview of tools, supplies, and terminology for a variety of calligraphic styles, plus detailed instructions for projects that use your new lettering skills!
Try out your materials with basic warm-ups and nib exercises. Learn the essential principles or strokes and create the lowercase and uppercase letters of the featured scripts. Then, take your letters to the next level and add flourishes with confidence.
Explore brush pens and non-flexible writing tools to emulate the look of calligraphy on large-scale and unusual surfaces. Reinforce core skills by applying the scripts to a variety of simple, modern projects on paper, wood, glass, fabric, and other surfaces, and get inspiring tips on how to add beautiful details that lend a modern touch.