Beverly Hills Adult School Class #7: This is the final class of the semester and we had a potluck. DeAnn reviewed everyone's final projects, in whatever state they were in. Then she helped individual students with specific issues.
DeAnn's tip: Date every piece you create on the back. Other information you may want to include: nib size, type of ink/medium, purpose or reason for project.
Some useful tips from students for working on the illuminated manuscript project:
- Once you've finalized your decorate capital and surrounding decorative elements, copy it to experiment with different color combinations and/or practice various background patterning techniques.
- Once you've written out your text, copy it and cut it out into lines. As you write the final version on the pergamenata, remove each line from the paste-up as you go so you won't accidentally re-write a line you've already written. Another related tip: use a post-it to mark which line you're on.
- Copy the project template or your own lined paper onto your own paper for practicing.
Next semester DeAnn will be teaching copperplate. Spring semester starts 4/5/10.