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Calligraphy (First Steps)by Don Marsh
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Learning calligraphy doesn't have to be difficult. Marsh covers the basic strokes in an easy-to-understand manner that guarantees success.
Make your first steps in calligraphy fun and rewarding
You'll be delighted at how easy this guide makes it to address invitations with a touch of class, send unforgettable greeting cards, and craft unique and meaningful gifts.
With Don Marsh's simple and straightforward instruction, you'll be creating graceful handwritten expressions in no time By learning a few key strokes (most of them found in the letters a and n) you'll be able to form all the letters of the alphabet.
In this book, you'll find everything you need to begin - including:
Which tools and materials to buy to get off to a good, affordable start
Easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical and popular lettering styles - simple italic minuscules, simple roman capitals, simple italic capitals and swash caps
Easy (but effective) exercises that make learning fun
How to create numerals and decorative flourishes
Copy-and-use practice sheets
Inspiring examples of the art of calligraphy
More than a dozen projects - complete with stroke-by-stroke instruction - show you different ways to apply your new skills. You'll find practical and imaginative ideas for greeting cards, invitations, romantic verse and much more. And with Don's help, you can get started right away
Includes bibliographical references (p. 120) and index.
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