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Artwork process: “Rushing Mighty Wind”

For this class assignment, we were asked to create a work combiningĀ Gothic and swashes, an example being a large initial cap with swashes. However, I challenged myself to think of a reason for them to appear together. In what way … Continue reading

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Prayer Promises Accordion Book

I had a 30″ x 5″ strip of paper left over from my last class homework’s accordion book (previous post). I had cut it to use as a backup in case I needed to redo. I decided to turn it … Continue reading

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Trying out lessons from “Scribe”

On pages 88-89 of Scribe by John Stevens, John gave several kinds of exercises thatĀ he gives to his students. I thought I would try them out with the Copperplate practice I was doing at the time. In the first line, … Continue reading

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Pointed Pen: Square and rounded downstroke tops

When you make a thick (“shaded”) Copperplate downstroke, don’t you hate it when they are rounded at the top and not square? I made a video showing how the flat top is made. I show both stroke tops so you … Continue reading

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