Monday, February 11, 2013
This year, I am trying to branch out and expand my skills. I love working on illuminated letters and illuminated borders but have not done a lot of work combining the illuminated elements with lettering. I am much more comfortable with the pointed pen than the broad edge pen, but I am using some German Text exemplars from the Business Educator Publications as well as exemplars from W.E. Dennis' Studies in Pen Art. My Leuchtturm Journal is never far out of reach and I have been working on sketches of acanthus leaves to incorporate in my border designs. My two sources of inspiration for Acanthus designs are The Guide to Drawing the Acanthus Leaf by James Page and the work of Illustrator Alberto Sangorski.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Reineke Fuchs. The illustrations are so whimsical! I loved looking at the book online. Enjoy!!