Thursday, September 30, 2010

Loving Copperplate

Alright, don't call the Spencerian police but I have been practicing copperplate these days. I love the different variations of the hand, the freedom to use Ornamental penmanship capitals and it's ability to lend itself to offhand flourishes! What's not to like? At the moment it appears to be Spencerplate but things will change. This 3x5 piece is done on Rives BFK with the new Zebra G nib. Love the flexibility of the nib and its ability to tackle textured papers. I will post more copperplate images as I continue to study. I am working with English Roundhand and Engravers Script. Trying to get the feel for the letterforms and bring my own touch to the hand.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two Hearts

This afternoon I had time to work on these two little heart flourishes. They are done on Canson Mi-tientes paper with Bleedproof white, Prismacolour and Finetec Gold Metallic watercolour. Lots of fun!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Flourish

Love this Emerson quote and had time to get it on paper. 8x10 diploma parchment with Derwent Metallic watercolour pencil, McCaffery Brown and Finetec gold watercolour.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Something Completely Different

The only benefit of ever having a migraine is that artistically, it eradicates all indecision. I had a small commission for a 40th anniversary in November and I was a little stumped by the commission. All that was requested were the numerals 40 and a few flourishes on an 8x10 light yellow ground. The size and the content were a bit awkward sounding and I was not being hit by an idea. However, I was hit with a migraine and just sat down to the paper and this little autumn flourish emerged. Fabercastell polychromos, Finetec golds, sakura stardust and hot foil on clairefontaine maya.