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Rhythmic Capitals

with
Gemma Black
  • 2.5 days (1st half)
  • Intermediate
  • EN

Starting with a short geometric majuscule and minuscule study, we will concentrate on the skeletons. Adding a little spiritual freedom to these skeletons and giving them some credence of their own, we will create some amazing layouts of strong visual spacing & placement. Later we will reunite them with their bodies and draw, pen and paint them using watercolour, tiny nibs and brushes. Decorative watercolour grounds will be created to support our new and exciting letters.

Supply List

  • Layout paper 11” x 17″ or 279 mm × 432 mm
  • Tracing paper, a couple of sheets letter size
  • 1 x full sheet cold press Arches (or other) watercolour paper 300 gsm (140 lbs) tan, white, cream, ivory in colour and folded & cut into 4 for ease of carrying
  • 1 x full sheet hot press Arches (or other) watercolour paper 300 gsm (140 lbs) tan, white, cream, ivory in colour and folded & cut into 4 for ease of carrying
  • A clear ruler 400 mm (15”)
  • Lead pencils, mechanical 0.5
  • Eraser, soft & white
  • Broad edged nibs and holders: Brause (recommended), Mitchells, only small sizes needed 1.5 mm, 1 mm, ½ mm, ¾ mm
  • Black non-waterproof ink, such as ink stick & stone, Pelikan 4001
  • Watercolours tubes or pans
  • Short round sable or imitation (Taklon) paint brushes sizes 000, 00, 0
  • A couple of cheap China bristle brushes for mixing
  • A large multi sectioned palette, plastic or ceramic or lots and lots of small white mixing dishes (like tiny Chinese dipping dishes) or ice cube trays
  • A couple of small water jars
  • Tissues or rag & Blu-Tack/white putty
  • 2 water containers
  • Notebook or artist’s diary
  • Blu-tac or white putty
  • A drawing board only if you wish

Please bring text and individual words you enjoy working with. Think about the words you choose and make them count.

Supply Fee $0.00