The Art of Brush Lettering

The Art of Brush Lettering by Kelly Klapstein

A Stroke-by-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593550
Publisher: Quarry Books
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A complete guide to brush pen lettering, The Art of Brush Lettering takes a meditative approach to creating beautiful letterforms, plus freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects.

Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy-to-use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper.

She goes on to demonstrate a range of basic strokes and drills, detailed tutorials for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, and lessons on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and a variety of special effects.

Also included for practice and improvement are exemplars for tracing and worksheets for basic strokes and drills, lowercase and uppercase letters, punctuation, and numerals for both large and small brush pens, so you'll never have to look far to find the best examples to practice from.

Kelly Klapstein is the founder and owner of KellyCreates, an online provider of instruction and inspiration for brush lettering. After a decade of teaching high school English, along with writing and developing curriculum, Kelly now runs her site and lettering business full time. She is also a designer and writer for Creative Scrapbooker magazine, and travels and teaches workshops around the world, sharing her love of lettering with a global creative community. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593550
Illustrations: 300 color illustrations
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm