Monday, October 21, 2019

Mastering Modern Calligraphy Review

Develop your own modern calligraphy style! From the bestselling author of Modern Calligraphy: Everything you need to know to get started in script calligraphy comes Mastering Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics: 2,700+ Pointed Pen Exemplars and Exercises for Developing Your Style by Molly Suber Thorpe. This is a pointed pen calligraphy practice book. Its focus is on modern pointed pen styles. Modern calligraphy intentionally bends the strict rules of traditional calligraphy. If you know how to use a pointed pen this book is for you. It picks up where the authors first book (above) left off. To complete the exemplars and exercises in this book you only need a few supplies - a pencil, penholder, several nibs, good ink and practice paper. An expert in the field Molly shares the supplies that are popular, her personal favorites and sources worldwide. Then it's practice, practice, practice! I've listed the complete table of contents below. The spiral binding of this book allows for lay-flat, hands free study. I had no difficulty following along in this attractive and well-written book. Molly is an experienced and dedicated teacher who generously shares the tricks of the trade. I found her book organized, thorough and progressive - a course in mastering modern calligraphy! Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin released this 240 page spiral-bound on October 8, 2019. A Kindle version is also available. Get your copy below!


CONTENTS

Preface

CHAPTER ONE
Methods for Effective Practice
Principles of Modern Calligraphy Styles
Letter & Grid Construction
A Guide to Supplies
Help Desk

CHAPTER TWO
Warm-up Exercises & Drills
Pencil Warm-ups
Stroke Drills

CHAPTER THREE
Modern Calligraphy, Letter by Letter
The Building Blocks
Arrow Key
A Modern Basic Alphabet
Modern Variations: Letters, Numbers & Symbols
Modern Ligatures

CHAPTER FOUR
From Letters to Words
One Change at a Time
Word Explorations

CHAPTER FIVE
Five-Complete Alphabets
Quip
Nautica
Cream Soda
Dalliance
Blackboard Monoline

CHAPTER SIX
Majuscules & Monograms
Borealis
Chubby Bunny
Vice Versa

CHAPTER SEVEN
Small Layouts
Layout Practice
Writing on Curves & Slants
Envelope Addressing
All-caps Styles

CHAPTER EIGHT
Flourishes & Borders
Flourish Drills
Decorative Flourishes
Illustrative Flourishes
Wreaths & Laurels

APPENDIX I
Grids & Guides

APPENDIX II
Glossary

APPENDIX III
Additional Resources

About the Author
Acknowledgments


Back cover.


Anatomy of the grid.


Pencil Warm-ups.


Pencil Warm ups.


 Stroke Drills.


Stroke Drills continued.


Flourishes & Borders.



Mastering Modern Calligraphy is available worldwide at St Martin's GriffinISBN-13: 978-1250206992. St Martin's Griffin is an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.



Molly's first book Modern Calligraphy is available worldwide at St Martin's GriffinISBN: 9781250016324St. Martin's Griffin released this 192 page paperback on September 24, 2013.


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