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Hand-Lettering (An Interactive Guide to the Art of Drawing Letters) Hardcover – October 23, 2016
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From the Publisher
Start by learning five foundational lettering styles. Step-by-step instructions guide you through drawing letters, and practice pages offer space for you to trace, sketch, and perfect each alphabet.
Learn tips and tricks for composition, mixing lettering styles, and designing a hand-lettered piece that really packs a punch.
Color and Embellishment
Bring your lettering to life in watercolor, acrylic paint, colored pencil, and mixed media. Create three-dimensional effects with shading, and bring your words to life with illustrations.
Put your new lettering skills to use with envelope art, gift wrap and tags, home decor, signage, wall art, and more.
A Gorgeous and Fun Intro to Lettering
Hand-lettering has taken the world by storm. In this creative, approachable interactive book, popular illustrator and designer Megan Wells introduces the basics of drawing words. Learn five major hand-lettering styles, then transform your writing into art. Practice pages allow you space to master each letter in every style. Tutorials demonstrate how to embellish your letters; mix different styles for emphasis and flair; add decorative effects like shading; and combine text and illustration. Easy-to-follow guides and sections to trace, color, or complete make hand-lettering easy for anyone. Project ideas demonstrate ways to spice up everyday items, create striking art, and add a meaningful touch to gifts through hand-lettering. Brighten your world with beautiful words!
- Learn five major hand-lettering styles.
- Tutorials cover embellishing letters, composition, decorative effects like, and adding illustrations.
- Practice pages help you master skills.
- Extra sections to trace, color, or complete.
- Fun project ideas.
- Full-color illustrations and photos throughout.
- 160 pages.
- 7-1/2 inches wide by 9-1/2 high.
- By popular Florida-based illustrator and designer Megan Wells.
From the Author
Hi, I’m Megan! For me, art has always been about the physical making: pencil-stained sides of your hands, eraser scraps on the floor, spilled ink at every turn, splattered paint for days. I’ve been drawing since I was an itty-bitty child, so the vivid memories of my sister and I – sitting together at our designated art table, creating masterpieces; cards for our grandparents, decor for the fridge, and as we got older, signs for friends’ lockers and covers for notebooks – are right there! I’d been drawn to art incorporating letterforms for a long time. I had always loved to sneak words into my work here and there. In the summer of 2012, as I sat in my new, tiny studio, no paycheck on the horizon, yet with my husband’s full confidence and support, I started drawing letters.
My first lettering projects were laughable, but I kept at it. I practiced and practiced and practiced more. I explored who I was going to be as an artist… but the one constant was that I was always lettering. So I decided to write a book about what I like to call 'the art of drawing letters' because I wanted to share how I’ve learned hand lettering. Whether you are a seasoned letterer, or a total beginner to the subject, I hope my book on hand lettering encourages you to practice and practice and practice some more. Find out what making art and being art means to you!
About the Author
Megan Wells is a popular Florida-based illustrator and designer.
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It also shows a handful of DIY ideas to incorporate your new found skills
If I have one complaint it's that there aren't more full alphabets presented. But don't let that be a deal breaker. There's plenty of other inspiration here.
A piece of advise to reviewers who are dissatisfied:
You’re not going to find a single book that teaches you design or lettering. It is a learned skill that you must develop over time. A good reference book is going to be the author’s best portfolio examples, advise, and tips. In order to learn to produce creative work on a professional level it takes exposure to a variety of other people’s work which must be developed into your own style and practiced over years. This creative process is really what design is all about.