B4145. Illuminated Letters Sketchbook / Sullivan B4145. Illuminated Letters Sketchbook by Jane Sullivan. 2016. 160pp. 6.3"x8.5". Hardcover
Learn how to illuminate your writing like the scribes of the past! Bring letters to life with plant and animal motifs, swirling vines and leaves, graceful arabesques and flourishes, fantastical imagery, and more. Draw creatures cavorting across the page as Gothic illuminators did, or create the knotwork seen in famous Celtic manuscripts. Step-by-step tutorials, tips for creating striking effects, and blank letterforms you can illuminate yourself make this the perfect modern-day guide to the medieval art of beautiful writing. The book contains space on pages for the artist to create their own letters right inside the book (the pages are printed with a light blue graph).
Includes an elegant spring-green ribbon bookmark with which to keep your place.
B4208. Illuminated Alphabet / Seligman & Noad B4208. The Illuminated Alphabet: An Inspirational Introduction to Creating Decorative Calligraphy by Patricia Seligman and Timothy Noad. (1994) 2017. 160pp. 9"x9". Hardcover.
This is a how-to book about making illuminated letters. The styles presented are Celtic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Modern Revival. Step-by-step illustrations are presented for the drawing, gilding, and painting of these decorated letters. For each initial letter project, an initial from the original manuscript is shown. This wonderful, lush book is printed in full-color throughout, and we are lucky to have it available again - in hardcover and at a bargain price!