I love circles, as you can see. This piece was done at
Letters California Style 2017 in Lordana Zega’s
“Calligraphy on The Walls” Class. In this class Lordana
taught us how to use a dry flat brush to letter in Black
Letter or any lettering style of our choice. She taught
us how to use 1⁄2-inch up to 4-inch flat brushes to
letter and create amazing images. I used a 3⁄4 inch flat
brush on Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel paper.
gouache is Winsor & Newton Lamp Black and Permanent
White. The Permanent White gouache is mixed with a
little Schminke Bronze to give a hint of shimmer. The
red contrasting writing is Prismacolor Scarlet Lake
colored pencil, and a 2B Graphite pencil was also used.
Although it is difficult to read, the words are taken
from the Mumford and Sons song “Awake My Soul”, which is
how I felt learning this technique. It is very freeing
to letter with a brush and paint.