Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy Pdf Download: A Classic Manual with Over 150 Illustrations
Book Description"The law of harmony in flourishing is the same as in love. As long as everything goes alongsmoothly, harmony prevails. But as soon as some rival crosses the pathway, especially in adiagonal way, there is likely to be trouble in camp. Therefore see that the lines run nearly parallelor cross nearly at right angles." With the charm of words like these, this pleasantly old-fashionedmanual inculcates a fine art that has been virtually lost: the art of ornate pictorial calligraphy, or"flourishing." A good pen, this book, and practice are all you need to create your own magnificentswirls, delicately shaded curves, harmoniously crisscrossing lines, from which birds, rabbits, deer,ribbons, and other images gracefully emerge. Complete instructions lead you from properpositioning and basic exercises to finished flourishes of increasing complexity. Frequent helpfulhints encourage calligraphers to cultivate grace, harmony, and symmetry by means of diligence,patience, and perseverance. The approach is quaintly traditional, the results delightful. Over 150lovely examples of flourishes form in themselves a wonderful collection of ornate pictorialcalligraphy. With this unique manual and ample practice, you will help keep alive a gloriousdecorative art. As this book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive series, its royalty-freeillustrations may also be applied to a multitude of graphic arts and design purposes.
Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy Pdf Download