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Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques. The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk) , then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they're created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There's also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.

About the Author

Abbey Sy

Abbey Sy is an artist and best-selling author based in Manila, Philippines. With a focus on hand lettering and illustration, she writes and illustrates books and works on freelance-based design projects for a wide range of clients. Her books include The ABCs of Hand Lettering, The ABCs of Journaling, and her latest title, Hand Lettering A to Z, which has been translated into nine languages. She hopes to inspire others to Always Be Creating and to make art that matters.

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