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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Over the weekend the Memphis Calligraphy Guild hosted a workshop with Charles Pearce. The topic was pen manipulation, and we worked with uppercase and lowercase Romans.
As he demonstrated on butcher paper at the front, we were able to follow along with his beautiful handouts. These handouts are the best I have ever seen -- with extraordinary clarity, drawings and notes. Late in the day on Sunday he demonstrated this funky alphabet based on the work of Arthur Baker.
One of the demos that Charles did in front of class:
My own work on some cold press watercolor paper: