Harvest Crittenden: FORMAL TO FUNKY ORNAMENTAL INITIALS

Title: 
FORMAL TO FUNKY ORNAMENTAL INITIALS
Teacher: 
Harvest Crittenden
Date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Session: 
All day
Level: 
All
Description: 

First, the formal. By looking at historical samples we can see the variety of shapes and uses that are handing down to us. will begin with the basic drawn shapes that make up the alphabet. We will cover painting techniques, step by step, to build up roundness and depth of form along with shading, and highlights. There will be a section on filigree and simple gilding. And this is just the first half day! Then...we’ll funk it up. Time to twist and turn, modernize and make them your own. We will cover all the tips and tricks for beautiful, fast and fabulous ornamental letters perfect for a multitude of applications. We’ll play with colored pencils, markers and other fun applications that complement these shapes.

Supplies: 

2 - 5” x 7” sheets of Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper 140 lb. (one is spare in case mistakes are made). Simple gouache palette of at the three primary colors + black and white. 1 fine point brushes (suggest 00). Scruffy mixing brush (any old brush you don’t mind mixing with). Paper towels for cleaning brush. Water bucket. mixing palette. Fine Tec gold, gold ink, or actual gold leaf with sizing if you prefer. Waterproof black ink, OR pigma pen. 1 pointed nib & holder for fine line drawing (OR the above pigma pen). Pencil, hb or harder. Kneaded eraser. Ruler or straight edge. 1 embosser, small ends. 2 or 3 sheets of grid paper, 1/8th inch grid (if you have another size of graph paper, use what you have). 1 sheet of tracing paper (I use drafting vellum). A few small pieces of drafting tape. Optional: colored pencils or markers, chalks, pastels, jewels, Stickles, anything you might want to try or have at home to play with. Also optional- deskstand magnifying glass.

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