The St. Louis Calligraphy Guild had me in to teach Black Magic over the weekend. The workshop is about using color on black paper for lettering. Everyone worked really hard, and there were lots of oohs and aahs as they saw how amazing these colors look on black paper. Here are some samples of what they created.
We started by mixing 12 shades of gouache and then testing samples on different kinds of black paper. We used Fabriano Ingres, Bugra black and Arches cover black.
Then we moved on to testing Pearl-ex pigments and Twinkling H2Os:
Here is one table covered with samples of lettering done by the class on the second day:
These two were done by a left-handed calligrapher using a parallel pen: