Calligraphy for dummies

 

 

Calligraphy for Dummies is a good starter guide for anyone who is wanting to explore Calligraphic lettering.

It shows the novice Calligrapher how to hold the pen, mastering of the pen strokes, best posture position  for a comfortable writing experience, basic technique on using a dip pen, how to select your pens, inks and paper, with easy to follow instructions on a basic level that is helpful for the novice calligrapher.

Once past the basics, the book guides you through 10 alphabets starting with the Italic alphabet, with many practice and tracing worksheets that can be copied for personal use. The author also gives tips on how to avoid some basic mistakes and to use your new skill set to make greeting cards, Invitations cards etc.