Calligraphy and hand-lettering are currently very on trend. With talented ladies like Lindsay Sherbondy of Lindsay Letters and others, it's understandable to want to learn this pretty art. Simply Calligraphy by Judy Detrick can help!
My grandma bought me a calligraphy book and some supplies when I was a kid. I loved learning but somewhere along the way, I sort of forgot about calligraphy. I was excited to see this book as an option for review from Blogging for Books because even with a small amount of calligraphy in my past, I definitely would call myself a beginner.
The book is short, at only 83 pages, but I really felt like Detrick gives a good overview of the basics of italic calligraphy. She covers everything from the tools needed to adding flourishes once you've mastered the basics. As you can tell, I'm definitely not at the flourish stage. LOL!
Detrick focuses most of her work on italic calligraphy in this book, but she also shows the Uncial and Fraktur alphabets at the end.
The first thing you will learn is the proportions of the letters. Then you work your way to easy lowercase letters, then on to arches and curves and finally to capitals. Each chapter or lesson is very short and easy to digest, making learning from there all about practice.
If you are a newbie wanting to start to learn about calligraphy, then you might want to pick up Simply Calligraphy. But make sure you order your pens and some paper at the same time because you'll want to get started right away!
Find out more about the author here.
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