Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering

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THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE EDITION OF P.R. SPENCER'S CLASSIC PENMANSHIP PRIMER INCLUDING STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS AND PAGES FOR PRACTICING

Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. While modern students are barely taught cursive, for more than a century schoolchildren were dutifully drilled in intricate penmanship using this original primer.

Now you can follow the step-by-step instructions and practice on the included workbook pages to learn:
• The seven Spencerian principles
• Proper pen positioning
• Finger and arm movement
• Heights and widths of letters
• Spacing between letters and words
• Optional shading effects


With Spencerian Handwriting, you can add a personal touch to all your handwritten letters and notes reminiscent of simpler, more elegant times.
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About the author

Platt Rogers Spencer (1800–1864) was an educator and originator of Spencerian penmanship.
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Publisher
Ulysses Press
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Published on
Aug 2, 2016
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781612435428
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Techniques / Calligraphy
Art / Techniques / Drawing
Art / Techniques / Pen & Ink Drawing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Handwriting
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
GETTING STARTED
DRAWING TOOLS
Drawing Materials
How to grip a pencil properly
Warming up
Rendering
Sphere
Cone
Cube
Cylinder
SKETCHING
Starting with sticks and shapes
DETAILING
Design
Texture
SHADING
Casting shadows
Hatching
Cross-hatching
Scumbling
Stippling
Smudging and layering
Smudging
Layering
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