Beginner's Guide: Calligraphy and Illumination

This calligraphy instruction book will help you get started learning calligraphy and illumination. Published by Walter Foster Publishing, Inc., January 2007, it has gone out of print, but can still be found at online booksellers and resellers.

The full color book features step-by-step instructions for basic techniques and four projects.This oversize book reproduces the alphabets at a large size which make them easy to copy. This book is part of Walter Foster's very affordable Beginner's Guide series.

Table of Contents:

Tools, Materials and Setup
Getting Started
Skeleton Hand
Foundational Hand
Uncial Hand
Blackletter Hand
Italic Hand
Planning Your Designs
Working with Color
Designing a Quote
Illuminating Letters
Modernizing Ancient Styles
Exploring Decorative Techniques
Taking the Next Step

This book has the same content as the book in my kit Discover Calligraphy and Illumination, which also includes tools and materials to do the projects. It is not currently being published by Walter Foster, but can be found at many secondhand booksellers online.

Beginner's Guide: Calligraphy and Illumination

Paperback book is 10.25 x 13.75 inches, 32 pages