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Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering
Judy Detrick’s book Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide
to Elegant lettering is just as it says a beginners guide to calligraphy. “This
little guide to hand lettering proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up
pen and paper.” The books starts with giving you an idea as to what tools you
need to start. The information is very basic and it is kind of left up to you
to research exactly what works best for you. The rest of the book is
instructions that start with basic lines and curves to form the letters. It
begins with the easiest lower case and progressively leads up to the hardest
I would say this book is very good if you have never been
introduced to calligraphy. It is very basic in my opinion and easy to
understand. It should give you a foundation to start with. I wouldn’t think it
would be beneficial for intermediate or beyond. It doesn’t get into the fancier
or more artsy calligraphy. It does include swirls and such at the end that you
can add to what you learn. I have some
knowledge of calligraphy but it has been years since I did it. It is going to
be fun to practice and see if I can pick it back up. It would have been nice if
maybe some practice sheets would have been included in the book so one could
start right away. I suppose you could start on plain paper but I remember
having practice paper that helped you get the right angle and slope to the lettering,
not just lines.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get started
with calligraphy but not for anyone who already has knowledge of calligraphy. I
do wish it had included a few more examples or exercises for some more advanced
writing.I received this book at no
charge from www.bloggingforbooks.com
in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase a copy for yourself here.
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