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B1638. Brush Lettering / Schulte & Reaves
Brush Lettering. By Eliza Schulte (Holliday) & Marilyn Reaves. 1994 (with some material updated in 2006). 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This complete how-to guide for both chisel edged and pointed brush lettering demonstrates how to use brushes & how to clean and care for them. Model alphabets are provided. Full of examples of brush lettering from a variety of masterful scribes. One of our bestselling titles.




Your Price $29.95

DVD51. Lively Brush DVD & Book / Holliday & Reaves
The Lively Brush: Pointed Brush Instructional DVD & Alphabet Models by Eliza Holliday and Marilyn Reaves. DVD & 22-page book.

Presents lettering techniques for pointed brush lettering . Includes traditional models and unique scripts for craft and fine art applications. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced lettering artists. From the authors of Brush Lettering, it is full of practical information.

Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.




Your Price $49.95

B4150. Mastering Brush Roman Capitals / Stevens
B4150. Mastering Brush Roman Capitals by John Stevens. Approx. 128pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral-bound, Paperback

Pre-publication price: $29.95 and free media mail shipping (USA only) on orders placed through 12-31-2019.

Publication date has not been set. It may be up to a year (or more) before the book ships. While the publication date has not yet been set, you can reserve your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer. Your credit card will not be charged until shortly before the book ships. If you wish to use PayPal and delay your payment, you must email your order directly to info@johnnealbooks.com rather than ordering on the John Neal Books website.

In this practical book, John Stevens shares his brush knowledge and provides exercises developed and refined over many years of teaching brush lettering workshops. This is a progressive program of instruction that leads to classic Trajan Capitals – and beyond. He introduces you to the flat brush and how it contrasts with the pen. Brush techniques follow, where you learn how to prepare, hold, and load your brush. Brush dynamics are discussed as you make your first strokes. You learn how the brush moves when you change angles and make curves and other turns. You get to know the broad brush better with a first alphabet, Neuland. You learn basic strokes, joins, and special strokes. You explore texture and rhythm. From the angular Neuland, you move on to a rounded capital form. Then from that alphabet, you move to extensive instruction for the Trajan letterforms, including a full-size exemplar alphabet spanning 27 pages. Final chapters take your letters into words and works, cover other alphabets and variations and present a gallery full of inspiration.




Your Price $35.00

B4190. Brush Pen Lettering / Song
B4190. Brush Pen Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Decorative Scripts and Creating Inspired Styles by Grace Song. 2017. 128pp. 7.5"x9.5". Paper

This instructional manual provides stroke-by-stroke instruction for beautiful brush lettering based on pointed pen scripts. You learn which brush pens are the best and basics like grip and pressure. The exercises and drills teach you the strokes and improve your skills. You learn how to embellish your letters with highlights, shadows, layering, two ombre methods, and blending, and then how to add character to your lettering with changes to slant, spacing, loop size, baseline bounce, and flourishing for traditional or modern calligraphy. Next you put it together with lessons on layout and DIY projects. Great for those new to calligraphy or just new to pointed brush calligraphy.



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B4277. Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book / Song
B4277. Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book: Modern Calligraphy Drills, Measured Guidelines and Practice Sheets to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words by Grace Song. 2018. 128pp. 7.5"x9.25". Paper

Packed with expert drills, tips, and exercises, this is the perfect companion to Song’s Brush Pen Lettering, but it can also be used by itself. Effective practice is the key to getting better, and this handy new workbook provides smart coaching with model-letter and guide lined workspace to make your daily practice easier, more efficient, and more fun. While the title uses the phrase "Modern Calligraphy," the lowercase letters are brush forms based on traditional Copperplate forms.



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B4223. Art of Brush Lettering / Klapstein
B4223. The Art of Brush Lettering by Kelly Klapstein. 2017. 160pp. 8.25"x10". Paper.

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 pen, hand, and paper.

Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens.

Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.




Your Price $24.99

B3959. Script Lettering and Design / Schneider
B3959. Script Lettering and Design: Anywhere, Anytime, and on Anything by Linda Schneider.

This book has not yet been published. Order now and we will notify you when the book is available. Your card (expect PayPal) will not be charged until just before the book ships. If you wish to pay by PayPal and delay payment, please email your order rather than ordering through the website.

Don’t limit your script repertoire. Like the pointed pen, the pointed brush makes a wider stroke with pressure. In this instructional manual, Linda Schneider shows how you can write Spencerian and Copperplate with a pointed brush marker (or a brush). Create beautiful and colorful script letters anywhere, anytime without having to deal with liquid ink. One section covers brush-written ornamental flourishes. Linda’s favorite brush markers for script are Pitt Brush Pens (M43, M43-LS, M43-LS2) and a Pentel Sign Pen (M97).



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B4254. Art & Craft of Hand Lettering (New Ed) / Cicale
B4254. The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering by Annie Cicale. Revised 2018. 192pp. 10"x10". Paper

Annie Cicale is well-known to calligraphers throughout the USA and Canada from the many workshops and classes she has taught for guilds and at many of the summer conferences. The new printing has the same fine alphabets and good instruction, but now with larger reproductions of the historical manuscripts. Exemplars include Foundational, Italic, Roman, Black Letter, Uncial, italic handwriting, pointed pen, brush lettering and ruling pen alphabets. She covers design and includes a generous gallery. Color throughout. Our most highly recommended instructional book for broad-edged calligraphy. Great for classes or self-study.




Your Price $25.00

B4016. Fabulous Flowers / Harry
B4016. Fabulous Flowers by Fritzi Harry. 2014. 30pp. 8.5"x5.5". Spiralbound

This is a primer on making simple images of flowers with brush markers, using ten simple strokes to create petals, stems, and leaves. You make delightful floral designs by pressing, rolling, flicking, and dotting with your marker. Full-color throughout.



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B4023. Calligraphy / Calzolari & Salice
B4023. Calligraphy: A Course in Cursive Script with Pencil, Pen, and Brush by Barbara Calzolari and Alessandro Salice. 2018. 256pp. 5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral hardcover

A new instructional book for lettering with pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen (monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush (Barbara’s brush script). Warm-up exercises, exemplar alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing exercises are included. The book starts with an illustrated history of calligraphy with many historical examples and ends with a gallery of 16 scribes with a bio, a photo, and an example or two of their work.




Your Price $24.95

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