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Discover the joy of text! Combine personal handwriting, drawing, and doodling to create unique lettering styles. The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book about creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork using your personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork--whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text.
After an overview of Joanne's favorite lettering tools and surfaces, take a peek into her own lettering journal to discover how you, too, can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Learn twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different lettering tools.
Next, explore fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborate texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Finally, learn how to turn prosaic lettering into art itself, merge text into illustrations, and ornament words with decorative drawings!
Paperback: 136 pages