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Calligraphy for Beginners: Hand Lettering Made Easy Using Faux Calligraphy by [Shelley Hitz]

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"In this book, author Shelley Hitz has taken what so many people struggle to accomplish artistically and given in clear, simple, step-by-step instructions on how to write beautifully! Her teaching style is easy to follow. This is a great book for beginning calligraphers or for anyone who needs a refresher. 

As a mentor to artists in almost every creative medium, I'm always looking for quality resources I can recommend to those wanting to increase their proficiency within their chosen artistic medium. This book definitely hits the mark. Highly recommended!" 

- Matt Tommey, mentor to Christian artists, Matttommeymentoring.com


"Shelley teaches you to embrace your own personal lettering style using faux calligraphy. Easy instructions for anyone to follow along and as easy to learn as A, B, & C.  You will also learn 'How To Embrace The Artist In You!' This book is filled with more than enough information including access to her worksheets and online lettering course."

- Anetria Jordan, Lettering Artist, Lovetistrue.com



"This book is amazing for beginners because it provides another perspective when wanting to learn lettering as it breaks down the components of faux calligraphy. I appreciate the basic drills and breakdown for beginners since it is one of the essential topics to understand as you start this lettering journey. Well done Shelley!"

- Shelly Kim, Lettering Artist, Lettersbyshells.com

From the Author

I am passionate about helping you cultivate your creativity. I truly believe every person is creative and I invite you to join me in this fun creative adventure!

To help you be successful, I have included some bonuses for you. You will find the link to the bonus training inside the book.
  • FREE access to my faux calligraphy online class ($39 value). To make it as easy as possible for you, I filmed a video demonstrating every letter in the alphabet. 
  • Download my practice sheets to print off for reference and practice.
  • Blank practice sheets for your own lettering. 
  • Join our Private Facebook Group
  • Access to two other art classes. You'll also get access to my classes, "Embrace the Artist in You" and "Watercolor and Ink Supplies."
  • And more!
I can't wait to see what you create with this new skill of faux calligraphy!

Blessings,
Shelley

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07DT8VR9J
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Body and Soul Publishing (June 17, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 17, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7901 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 60 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293 ratings

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Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Fun and Easy to Follow Guide for Beginners
By Kat Sturtz on July 12, 2018
The habitually curious creative in me has always wanted to learn calligraphy but never carved out the time for classes, and self-study seemed boring to do alone.

Part of me worried I'd fall in love and get lost in making beautiful calligraphy things…at the expense of other more practical pursuits, and that I’d spend too much money on supplies. Over the last 40 years I'd already given up sewing, watercolor painting, knitting, crochet, decorative embroidery, needlepoint, rug hooking, sold my horse, and basically whittled my hobbies down to just one that is fun but pretty time-consuming - community theater.

But I never lost the desire to learn more about the basics of writing in calligraphy.

Faux calligraphy? Who knew? What a brilliant concept!

Reading Shelley’s book I learned right away that I already had all the supplies I needed to start. She made learning the basics of modern calligraphy, her terrific “faux” version of it, so easy and simple to understand. Once Shelley addressed it, I realized that I _had_ been thinking of calligraphy as a form of handwriting and not giving it its rightful place in my mindset as an art form.Surprisingly, embracing that concept helped me get over my worry up doing it wrong. In fact, I got so drawn into reading her book and how easy she made following along that I grabbed a pen and paper and did just that. See my photo for proof. :)

Getting free access to her online course (invitation and URL is in the book) was a surprise and welcome bonus.

I also enjoyed the many photo examples towards the end of the book how others were putting their calligraphy skills to good and profitable use.

One last note: Okay, so I knew going in that this book by Shelley Hinz was likely going to promote her services, other products, or advanced courses. But the truth is I didn't mind. I had fun reading her book and I can see myself referring back to it when I’m in a creative mood … or those odd situations when I’m responsible for providing Certificates of Achievement or playful party invitations. I’ll be recommending her book to others, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Calligraphy for Beginners
By Wall-to-wall books on August 4, 2018
What a nice little instruction book! I am terrible at lettering! I have basic good handwriting but nothing fancy. This book makes it so easy its ridiculous! Very easy to follow step-by-step instructions, pictures, diagrams, lists of common mistakes and even pictures of finished products with beautiful lettering.

Get it - try it!

I downloaded this when it was free for a day. Still super cheap at $2.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clear Instruction book with added bonus material
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Tina Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for new beginner
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2018
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SUSAN Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple guide.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 15, 2018
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Patrick Mayfield
5.0 out of 5 stars This could be your "in" to creativity
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2018
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