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.
In 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.