Copperplate, a calligraphic style popular in England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, remains one of the most elegant and popular styles among calligraphers. The Technique of Copperplate Calligraphy offers a deep dive into Roundhand, the American version of Copperplate, with detailed instructions for mastering the basic strokes: straight, heavy, hairline, curved, push stroke, and more. Learn how to form lowercase letters, capitals, numerals, and their variations along with expert guidance from renowned calligrapher Gordon Turner.
This manual is entirely written in graceful roundhand; by carefully studying its elegant script and practicing the formation of letters, even beginning calligraphers can achieve mastery of the influential and distinctive Copperplate style. Includes sample letters in both upper and lower case, alphabet sentences, and two short compositions for practicing letter formation. Supplementing your learning journey, the guide offers invaluable tips on the selection and care of calligraphy tools, from inks, nibs, paper, to even crafting your own pens. The Technique of Copperplate Calligraphy is your key to mastering the timelessly stylish copperplate style, turning you into a true connoisseur of the calligraphic arts.
Paperback; 42 pages; 8.25” x 11”