Calligraphy and paper arts

Akamai and shadowing at meeting

Today’s meeting was very interesting for those who attended. A representative from Akamai Art Supply in Port Townsend attended and talked about different papers, pens and pencils that can be used by calligraphers. She brought 4 papers: Fabriano 140 HP, Edition Wheat, Strathmore 400 Mixed Media and Stonehenge, and discussed the pros and cons of using with water media. We were able to try out many types of pens and pencils that are good for use with water as well.

Example of ShadingIn addition to the regular meeting Linda reviewed techniques for shadowing calligraphic letters. Here is an example of an envelope that Linda received with shading done with 2 colors. This makes for a very interesting and nice effect.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s