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Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht

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Chapter 2TheBasicsTechniques and Getting Started

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

—Lao Tzu

Lettering Spaces

Because you are taking the time to experiment and learn something new, you deserve a place to yourself to practice your art and lettering. While this space could be an elaborate extra room with skylights and drafting tables, most of us will have to settle for a small table in a cozy corner near a window.

Whether or not you have the finest materials and tools matters less than applying yourself to the learning. You might be one of those lucky artists who picks up everything quickly, or you might need some extra time to learn lettering. Either is exactly right. Most of us experience different learning curves ...

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