Today DeAnn talked about flourishing. The handouts were 2 sheets that Satomi Wada made for us on flourishing.
|Flourishing handout #1 by Satomi Wada|
|Flourishing handout #2 by Satomi Wada|
DeAnn also had us practice until we were “in the zone.” Then later, she had several students write while others observed them.
|The ink is Permanent White Gouache on red paper|
Homework by Sabina:
|The ink is white pearlescent.|
|Sabina drew the baselines free-hand, then measured the waistlines.|
Homework by Judith:
Great sampler idea from Brianna: Brianna wrote detailed notes on each of the nibs she tried on the different papers.
|See detailed notes of her observations for each nib.|
Flourishing: the three elements of flourishing are circle, oval, and figure 8.
Downstrokes with no pressure.
No pressure – pressure – no pressure strokes: A fun exercise is to draw a square or rectangle in pencil, then fill it in with these strokes close together, alternating where the pressure areas are, to make a pattern.
Figure 8: in your mind, extend the lines to complete the figure 8 shape. Don’t let the ends point off into space.
Spirals: made from ovals. Practice getting them even. Horizontal, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Vertical, clockwise and counterclockwise. No overlap and overlapping.
Direction change: small loop and full stop.
Draw a diamond shape lightly in pencil to fill in with the figure 8s to help you keep control of the size.
HOMEWORK: Practice the flourishes from Satomi’s handout. Practice writing out your poem and adding some flourishes. Next week is the final class.