Author: Betty Soldi
Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwriting has been in danger of becoming lost to keyboards and smartphones, with few of us picking up a pen to do much more than scrawl a shopping list or take hasty notes in meetings so, for professional calligrapher Betty Soldi, this increase in interest is welcome. In Inkspired, Betty encourages you to reconnect with handwriting and discover the calming, creative joy of calligraphy. The book contains guidelines and practice pages, and its calligraphy-friendly paper and unique lie-flat binding mean you can write straight into the book with ease. Once you have had a go at her own `Alphabetty' of calligraphic letters, you are encouraged to develop your own individual style, with a section of projects, from invitations to writing on crockery. Learn to embrace mistakes, play around with new ideas - Betty encourages practising not just with pen and paper, but writing on mirrors in lipstick or etching messages into a plant leaf - and express yourself with beautiful lettering and flourishes. Betty's mantra is `Practice makes progress', and with her infectious enthusiasm and invaluable guidance, even the most inexperienced of inkers will find their scribbles transformed.
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.
Author: Marci Donley, DeAnn Singh
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Explains how anyone can use simple tools and materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Q-tips, sponges, and other common items, to produce beautiful and graceful calligraphy.
Author: Lee Suttey
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style--retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun--to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Each exercise is introduced with whimsical visuals and followed by three pages (some blank, some with templates) where you can practice and try out your own ideas. Special Features: Filled with information about the history of type to inspire your own work A perfect balance of guided tutorial pages and blank sheets for practicing and doodling Paperback, landscape orientation of page allows plenty of room to sketch
Author: John Stevens
Publisher: Walter Foster
Offers a guide to hand lettering in several different styles, covering basic lettering techniques and the variety of tools available.
Philippa Fisher is trying to enjoy her vacation, but she’s feeling lonely. When she meets sad-eyed Robyn and her very strict dad, Philippa wonders what they could be hiding. Then fairy godsister Daisy sneaks by for a visit, but quickly flies off on a furtive mission. Philippa longs to know what's up with her friends, but friendships can be tricky when there are secrets — and unexpected danger — involved! From the author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series comes a second Philippa Fisher tale, full of mystery, whimsy, and all the magic tween readers could wish for.
Author: Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
"Express yourself through beautiful works of hand-lettered art and illustration"--Page 4 of cover.
Argues that handwriting reveals one's personality and that by modifying one's handwriting one can enhance aspects of one's life.
Color in Watercolor
Author: Wendon Blake, Ferdinand Petrie
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
Explains the basic concepts of color mixing and harmonies and demonstrates techniques for producing lighting effects and using color in watercolor painting
Author: Laura Hooper, Alyssa Hooper
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Add a Personal Touch to Your Special Day Calligraphy is a visual art form that gives handwriting and lettering an ornate and elegant twist. In a day and age when technology and rigid type have run rampant, calligraphy has become an exceedingly popular way to add character, personality, and individuality to even the most formal of affairs. Whether it’s done on stationery, chalkboards, signs, or whatever medium you prefer, this decorative practice is sure to spruce up any celebration. It’s also perfect for invitations and thank-you notes! Although primarily intended for weddings, the lessons learned from this book can be applied to nearly any type of exquisite gathering—proms, bachelorette parties, work functions, barbecues, engagements, showers, receptions, and much more! In addition to the beautiful color photographs that dress the pages throughout, the book features step-by-step DIY project tutorials, sample alphabets and exemplars, tips and techniques for the art of pointed pen, and an introduction to art of calligraphy as it relates to wedding celebrations. Wedding Calligraphy is the go-to guide for aspiring calligraphers and avid professionals alike. Whether you’re interested in making calligraphy and/or lettering a career for yourself, saving some money on your special day, or simply looking to find a new and relaxing hobby, this book is the perfect match.
Author: Nicole Blum, Catherine Newman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
In today’s thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9–14 the basics of how to sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, and weave, plus how to make three projects for each craft. From woven patches and a knitted backpack to embroidered merit badges and a crocheted bracelet, the fresh, kid-approved projects encourage creative variations and build confidence along with valuable life skills.
Writing in the Margins
Author: Lisa Nichols Hickman
Publisher: Abingdon Press
No other time-honored spiritual practice is as immediate, raw, and engaged with Scripture as writing—responding to God--in the margins of the Bible. Composers like Bach to theologians like Barth, botanists and saints—all have written their thoughts directly in their Bibles. In doing so they engaged their fullest selves with our most significant text. Some people have lived with Scripture all their lives and yet feel estranged from it. This book inspires a new encounter with “the living Word”—and jump-starts a deep, creative, and hands-on approach to reading Scripture. As you sit, with pencil, pen, crayon, or marker in hand and Bible in lap, at whatever edges of life you are living within, now that invitation is yours. The creative practice of writing in the margins creates a divine conversation that transforms and guides. Meet God in the margins. Let God shape your character from the living interaction on the pages of your Bible. Writing in the Margins is a book about making connections on the pages of your Bible—and introduces a devotional and scriptural path of engagement that is life-changing.
"Master the art of beautiful writing quickly and simply, as you learn a new alphabet every day and complete a practical lettering project each week"--Cover.
Enjoy the art of coloring with this intricate coloring book featuring imaginative designs by Samarra Khaja. These illustrations, printed on high-quality, heavyweight paper, are ideal for framing and perfectly suited to coloring with colored pencils, fine tip markers, and even watercolors. Made for imaginations that never grew up, her designs create a wacky world of stories, where outdated technology manuals and robot romance novels sit side by side on the bookshelf with gardening books and science lab manuals. Coloring even a few minutes a day can help you relieve stress and infuse much-need creativity into your busy life!