Simply Calligraphy is a great resource for the beginner Calligrapher, like me! I have always had a love of beautifully scripted penmanship and always wanted to be able to create this for myself.
This book provides the reader with the all the basics needed to begin practicing and accomplishing their own beautiful style of writing. The book is nicely sized so it is portable enough to carry along with a few pens and a sketch book which was very useful for me. I practiced for a few hours outside on my deck and it was quite relaxing!
The chapters in the book cover everything needed from Tools and Materials, Getting Started, instructions on Small Alphabets, Upper Case and even some project ideas.
What would have made this book even more useful would have been if the author had included some practice sheets or overlays making the practicing easier and more effective.
As with any hobby, there are more advanced techniques, tools and ideas out there. I suggest starting with this book, a less expensive pen/s and see if this is the art skill for you. This book helps you get to that point. I will keep practicing and hopefully get better at it than I am today!
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books**