Julie Manwaring has long loved the whimsical, rhythmic beauty found in the repeating letterforms and flourishes of calligraphy. Her custom hand-lettering and illustration studio, Flourish & Whim, grew out of this love for letters and passion for art. See more of her work in the brand new Creative Lettering & Beyond.
We love lettering at Walter Foster and we're really excited about Creative Lettering and Beyond coming out in November 2014! From modern calligraphy to illustrated lettering to chalk lettering to lettering crafts, this step-by-step guide to the world of lettering is great for beginners as well as lettering artists.
Seascapes and beaches are easily some of the most photographed and painted subjects in art. It's not surprising, though. The seaside offers so many gorgeous vistas, from the lively birds and wildlife to the varied textures of sand, surf, rocks, seashells, and even dried coral.
Get a taste of the amazing lettering fun coming in Creative Lettering & Beyond, out next week!
If you're looking to try your hand at calligraphy, 100 Things Every Artist Should Know is a wonderful place to start. Consider it an artist's guide to becoming familiar with all mediums and styles, including calligraphy tools and learning to hone impeccable penmanship.
"I truly believe that everyone has the ability to create beautiful things." ~Jamielyn Nye
"I'm ambidextrous. I can write just as poorly with either hand." Jarod Kintz
"I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper." James Robertson
We love that unique and artistic lettering is popping up everywhere: from restaurant chalkboards to clever greeting cards. Lettering with a pointed brush is one of our favorite techniques. Try these tips for ideas for your next piece!
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