This past weekend was the 2nd Charles Pearce Roman Caps workshop. More brush practice and study of letterforms. The goal for the weekend was to create all the caps with a brush and trace over the the brushed letters with a marker to refine the letterforms and learn the proportions. A lot of cut and pasting was involved to fine tune the letters. Very similar to the layout process in the pre digital days when I was working in the ad arts studios. Charles mentioned that drawing was an important step to intimately learn the letterforms. I definitely agree.
The next assignment due for the 3rd workshop is to letter a Roman text composition based off the refined caps drawing. The composition will be transferred to canvas and lettered with a brush.