I have always enjoyed fancy writing and creating it. When I saw this book, I was looking to brush up my skills. I didn’t anticipate Kelly Klapstein expressing the healing power of art. She remarks “…my daily morning meditation practice [brush lettering] turned into a calming ritual that centered me throughout the day.” She also includes exercises and good ergonomics. It is a great beginner’s guide to brush lettering and full of tips for someone like me who has more experience. Below are two styles which I enjoyed learning:

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The instructions are easy to follow and produce a great result. I love the way Kelly encourages the reader to find their own style, it is the purpose of art to be a self-expression as well as highlighting how restorative creativity can be! Highly recommended, 5 out of 5!

From the back cover:

Popular Instagram brush lettering artist, Kelly Klapstein, takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position the arm, hand, and paper.

Focusing primarily on the widely popular large brush pens while also providing instruction on using small brush pens, Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes and provides drill sheets for practice and improvement.

You’ll see how to create print and script letterforms, freestyle lettering, and the best ways to develop your own personal style.

With thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry

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