PICK OF THIS WEEK - Week # 37Click on http://www.reggieezell.com/thepick
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This work is by Jane Hales.
“Decisions Determine Destiny #1"
This piece is 4” x 6” done on Canson Mi-Teintes (Ivory color) using Bister Inks. I used a Mitchell 2 nib for the body of the letters which are ¾” high. I love the effect Tom Perkins Caps get with the bister ink when you finish the ends of the letters with an EF66 nib. I found that the color blends better if you do the EF66 on each letter as you go. After it has dried, each letter has been ‘shadowed’ with a B-2 pencil and a blending stump.
I mounted this piece on a background that is done on Arches Text Wove paper with Bister Ink wash (wet the paper on both sides, add brush strokes of bister color, also add a few of the crystals of color, then watch the water move the color! You can also tip the paper to get the water/color to ‘run’ a little.) Doing a background with the same colors really sets off the simplicity of the letters.
“Decisions Determine Destiny #2”
This piece is 8” x 10” done on Canson Mi-Teintes (Ivory color) using Bister Inks. I used a Mitchell 2 nib for the body of the letters which are ¾” high. I love the effect the Tom Perkins Caps get with the Bister ink when you finish the ends of each letter with an EF66 nib. I found that the color blends better when you do the EF66 on each letter as you go. After it has dried, each letter has been ‘shadowed’ with a B-2 pencil and a blending stump.
I have always thought that “Decisions Determine Destiny” is a very powerful statement. It has been going through my head recently and I wanted to express it through my calligraphy. When I learned the “Tom Perkins Caps” in Reggie’s class I knew that this was the perfect hand to use. Thank you, Reggie!
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