Calligraphy is a lettering art that anyone can learn with some practice and patience. This book will teach you everything you need to kw to get started in modern calligraphy. You'll learn about the supplies you'll need such as pen holders, nibs, inks and papers. You'll master different calligraphy techniques such as holding the pen, dipping the pen into ink, and understanding ink flow and pen pressure. Lettering guide sheets are provided to help you practice the letterforms. A troubleshooting section outlines common issues that every calligrapher deals with and how you can fix them. Once you've learned the basics, a photo gallery of projects will inspire you to create your own works of art!
Kristara Schnippert has been a calligrapher for over 16 years, after teaching herself broad- and fine-tip calligraphy when she was just 12 years old. Known for her modern take on calligraphy, Kristara has worked with countless couples and corporate clients to incorporate hand lettering into wedding stationery, event signage and brand identity. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including The Knot, Southern Bride, 100 Layer Cake and Wedding Chicks. When she's not teaching workshops or making a huge mess in her studio.