Lots of preparation going on in the studio. It's very exciting!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
I recently took a workshop with calligrapher, Gemma Black, who is from Tasmania, Australia. We studied Versals from the 10th century and quickly moved to modern versions. Versal letters are drawn, usually with two strokes then filled in.
Cards for friends. The black and white letters below were
re-worked to even the thickness of the letters.
I used a Brause nib, .5 mm, and Dr. Ph. Martin's Pen White.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Calligraphy tools for Neuland lettering: top, Pilot Parallel Pen, Zig Calligraphy marker which has two different sized points, an Automatic Pen which is great for using inks and watercolors, a handmade veneer pen (made with a dowel and thin veneer for pen nib, and a flat water brush. A Speedball C Series nib also works well as a calligraphy pen option. Most of these tools can be purchased at your local art store and through John Neal Booksellers and Paper and Ink Arts.
Two pencils tapped together to draw the letters. Brush in clear water thendrop in vibrant watercolor and let it bleed. Outline the letters with a fine tipped black marker.