Sunday, June 12, 2011
"N" Roman Cap
This scan is a tad hard to see, but it is due to what was used to make this "N."
While in the workshop yesterday on Roman Capitals, at one point we used "dirty water," which is the water that's kept after you clean your brush. So my dirty water wasn't so very dirty! Thus the faint image. Nevertheless, you can get the idea of how this letterform was made. There is a lot of manipulation of the brush in order to get the slight variations of thicknesses of the strokes. The diagonal stroke is the thickest. The right vertical starts off thick and gets continuously thinner as it goes down. You have to keep turning your brush to get a smaller area touching the paper.
How much time do you think I'll need to get really, really good at this? LOL. Do you reckon there will be a pill coming out soon that prolongs one's life into their late 100's? I better get started learning.