Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners - Mary Noble and Janet Mehigan
Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners by Mary Noble and Janet Mehigan
Or The Easy Way to Learn Lettering and Illumination Techniques!
Finally, a calligraphy book that walks you through 15 key alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke. This in-depth introduction to calligraphy for beginners presents core alphabets in styles to suit every occasion. You’ll start with the fundamentals and quickly learn to create beautiful scripts! Each letter is analyzed in detail, enabling those new calligraphers to master the form. The book includes step-by-step photo sequences showing the strokes of each letter, handwriting rhythm exercises, plus hints and tips on spacing.
The authors guide neophyte calligraphers stroke-by-stroke through the process of creating each elegant letter. Entry-level students of the art will quickly learn to create beautiful scripts for:
Party Invitations and Favors
Or use it for literally every other item that requires a handsome, professional-looking script!
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. In the book’s final section, the authors give advice on adding color and sparkle to your text with quick-to-learn and fun-to-do illumination techniques. There are more than 250 full-color illustrations to help you master this ancient craft of elegant writing!
Publication Date: 2008
Cover: Hardcover with concealed spiral binding
Dimensions: 5-¾” x 7-⅝”
About the Authors
Mary Noble spreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing, and exhibiting her work. She is a Fellow of the U.K.-based Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, of which she is a former chairperson. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy and Illuminated Letters and The Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy.
Janet Mehigan studied with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and is an Honored Fellow. A freelance calligrapher, she also teaches calligraphy and painting in Adult Education courses. She is a co-author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy.