Schin Loong is a professional graphic artist, illustrator, and calligrapher based in Las Vegas, Nevada who teaches workshops on Spencerian, Madarasz script, floral envelope painting, and calligraphic drawing. This is one of our favorite books at Paper & Ink, as it covers a truly unique calligraphic technique that’s equal parts challenging and imaginative. From elephants and racoons to puppies and dinosaurs, you'll have a plethory of fauna to choose from for practice.
Calligraphic Drawing begins with a charming introduction––Loong sees calligraphic bird flourishing in an art store as a teenager, not understanding until years later that the beautiful work was done with pen and ink, not digitally in Adobe Illustrator. It's a funny story that prepares you for Loong's tone throughout the book: expertly explaining her craft in a way that is simultaneously casual and meticulous, approachable and comprehensive.
"In your hands is a book that will guide you on a journey towards mastering the magic, excitement, and pure flourishing fun of calligraphic drawing–the pictorial side of calligraphy. The basic steps for the strokes are simple, but as you learn each new pattern and dtroke, you'll watch your drawings develop into ever more complex and beautiful compositions." ––Back Cover.
Read our blog post about Calligraphic Drawing for a special chapter-by-chapter look inside its pages.
Softcover; 128 pages; 8.5" x 11"