Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Simply Calligraphy ~ Watson-Guptill Publications ~ Book Review


by Judy Detrick

ISBN: 9781607748564
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Publication Date: 7 April 2016
RRP: £8.99

Available direct from the GMC Group.

    

A Beginners Guide to Elegant Lettering.

This book does what it says.
It starts you off on a journey to writing
beautiful, elegant letters.


Although many people use computers
these days, there is nothing more special
than writing.
Even if it's just a little note with a gift
it can make it that more special.

I have recently started my calligraphy journey
and this book has really helped.

The book discusses everything from the pen
you will use to the paper you will write on.

I love the fact that Judy makes the process
so simple and puts confidence within you
at an early stage.


I really like the fact that she tells you to
warm up.
Doodle and get used to your pen again.
It's amazing the difference it can have
when you are starting to write.

Judy then takes you through the different
shapes that you will write with.
This is a very important part of the book
as it begins you on the steps
of how to create your letters.


Each step within the book helps you so much.
She talks you through the things you will need
to be aware of when you are writing and
how they can make a difference.

Judy takes you through writing a basic
alphabet.
This means you will have the basic skills
to use to create some amazing things.
Everything from menu's,
invitations and name cards.


At the back of the book Judy supplies
you with examples of other alphabets that you can use.

Overall a fantastic book for any beginner
that wants to start on their calligraphy journey.

Available direct from the GMC Group.

    


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

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