Trace and copy these brush-written letter forms. You can write with your ½” flat brush over the models to make sure you learn good letter shapes and form good habits. The projects shown are described below and a new chapter has been added: writing on walls! Learn how to do calligraphy with a flat brush on walls of homes and businesses.
The pointed brush brings the original and unique style of the orient to our modern alphabets. We learn from their wisdom. First you practice the basic 8 strokes of Chinese character writing, then apply those to our Western letter forms. Brush lettering is very popular in advertising as well as for fine art.
This Manual is filled with information for the beginners & experienced calligraphers. The basic alphabet, Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian, Blackletter, Versals, Copperplate, and Italic Handwriting are all featured. Other topics shown include writing with double pencils, projects, numerals, spacing, flourishing, handmade books, calligraphic drawing, addressing envelopes, and writing large scale. Twice the size of the other manuals, this book is loaded with useful information.
Learn to write calligraphy alphabet styles with a flat edged brush by watching the brush move. Fran demonstrates basic monoline capitals, shaded capitals, brush technique, spacing, Roman serif technique and projects such as writing on fabric items: aprons, t-shirts, banners, umbrellas, etc.
Learn to use a unique and original approach to brush-written letters. Fran shows the techniques for using the oriental brush to write Chinese characters, then using the same technique for writing our western alphabet. You’ll love learning how to use their “treasures of calligraphy”.
Learn the basic calligraphic alphabets- Bookhand, Roman Capitals, and Italic as you write with Fran. Watch the clear instruction in basic tools, pen techniques, spacing, making guidelines, variations on the alphabets, projects and more.
All 3 Manuals: $65 (value $79.85)
All 3 DVDS: $60 (value $74.85)
All 6 products: $120 (value $154.70)
Fran Strom passed away suddenly at the age of 51 on December 9, 1998. She left behind a legacy of love with her family and friends, and with all those fortunate to have met her in the calligraphy world. Fran was an internationally known calligrapher and a promoter of finding those elusive “AHA” moments for each one of us. Fran’s passion was teaching, and she willingly shared her incredible knowledge of calligraphy and art with everyone. Now, twenty years later, her work remains in high demand. Because of this and in honor of Fran her loving daughter, Lori (Strom) Ehle and her sister Trish Hibler are re-releasing her work to be enjoyed by all. We hope you find your “Aha” moment as you discover or rediscover our angel, Fran, and the wonderful work she left behind.