Monday, May 2, 2011

The 2nd Charles Pearce Workshop

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.

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