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 favourite 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!
- Introduction: Finding Your Inner Font
- The Whimsical Lettrering Studio
- The Letter Love Inspiration Journal
- Artful Letter Play
- Artistic Alphabets
- Art & Letters
- Inspired Words & Whimsy
- Resources, Acknowledgments and Index.
About the Author:
Joanne Sharpe is a renown 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 such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerset Art Journaling, and more. She was also featured in the Art Journaling Exposed eMag and stars in the DVD Artful Lettering (also available from Calligraphity.com).
1st edition, 2014, paperback, 136pp, full colour throughout, 21.5x26cm