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A "font" of information on lettering styles!
The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction
book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with 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 Joanne's personal lettering
journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your
lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then
demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering
styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen
basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly
elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and
doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn
prosaic lettering into page art itself, merge text into illustrations,
and ornament words with decorative drawings!
About the Author: Joanne Sharpe
Joanne Sharpe is a renowned mixed-media artist and enthusiastic
teacher with a passion for art journaling, lettering, doodling,
and illustration. Joanne's playful art has been featured in the
popular publications Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerest
Art Journaling, and more. She was also featured in the Art
Journaling Exposed eMag and stars in the DVD Artful Lettering.
Joanne resides in Rochester, New York.
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