Calligraphic Drawing by Schin Loong
The book starts with tools, materials, and basic strokes, and includes instruction for the traditional birds and for the feather quill. But the special part of the book comes next, with exercises on creating light and dark textures in irregular shapes and how to use this knowledge, along with step-by-step instruction, to create more animals: crane, rooster, jellyfish, goldfish, peacock, parrot, owl, raccoon, elephant, puppy, rabbit, fox, zebra. Flourished banners and cartouches and adding lettering to your flourished animals are also covered. The text and how-to’s move from the simplest to the most challenging designs, with examples to inspire you.
Schin Loong is a calligrapher and artist for Open Ink Stand Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a professional graphic artist and illustrator who has over 10 years of experience collaborating and creating illustration and lettering art for hundreds of individuals, companies and wedding planners. When she isn't writing, you'll find her playing fetch with her dog Wuffles or playing pinball machines.