Wednesday, January 30, 2013
(interim post - more details to come)
DeAnn will be teaching two hands this semester. Most of the class is learning Italic while a few students are learning Copperplate.
DeAnn reviewed the supplies needed for the first weeks:
Italic: Speedball B-1 and B-6 nibs, Brause pen holder, black sumi ink, vermillion ink, dinky dip, dropper bottle, clipboard, 17” x 22” grid paper, C-thru 18-inch ruler.
Copperplate: pointed pen nibs, oblique pen holder, black sumi ink, vermillion ink, gum Arabic, cotton comp pad
See also Beginning Supplies.
For getting started with Copperplate, see this entry from a previous semester: Copperplate Class #1 at Sinai Temple. It covers how to set up your workspace and write the basic strokes.
More info coming on monoline italic. In the meantime, see this entry from a previous semester about using the B-1 nib, Uncial Class #1. Although this is a different hand from Italic, setting up your supplies and workspace is the same, as are the tips to writing with the B-1 nib.