ID: Apr/18 - exemplar - Uncial, Foundational, Italic

Italic with Kerri Forster

Date: May 5, 2018

I took an Italic class taught by Kerri Forster this April - 2 hrs per week for 4 weeks. I really like this format and the class was fabulous. I think I got a good handle on doing Italic now... Now all I have to do is keep practicing. BIG GRIN

The exemplar on the left is a comparison of the 3 hands I've been learning. I thought it would be a good idea to see the differences all on one page. I get them so mixed up usually...

The calligraphed pieces below are things I did during these classes.




ID: Italic exemplar

done with a 2.4mm Parallel pen filled with diluted Sumi ink. 


ID: Italic - In Blue
I was playing in class... I used a ruling pen and Ecoline Turquoise ink for the large letters. Filled a 1.5mm Parallel pen with the Turquoise and did the exemplar.

Shadowed the large letters with a gold gel pen and added white gel pen dots.


ID: Croton Leaves - Anyone Can Love a Rose
Size:  5.5"w x 8.5"h
I'm playing with my watercolors a lot more lately... this time creating the croton leaves on 110# Canson Biggie watercolor paper. They are so colorful.

The text with a 1.5 Parallel Pen and the Sumi ink.

Quote: Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a great deal to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful, but it's beautiful to love the ordinary. author unknown


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