Making progress. First run at block letters and flash letters. It was nice to switch to the paint.
Good morning from Texas State University’s Intro to Sign Painting class.
Well, we finished week one. The week started off with carpenter’s pencils, with the ideas of sharpies being the next big thing, I felt like they would slide easier over the paper, which they did, but not in the the same fashion that a quill. As I was forming letters, I tried to imagine how the quill would work and how the letter would be fashioned with it.
This is a peek of my favorites from the week.
Following are my daily practices of our block, script, and flash sheets. I feel like I’ve made practice, but I know I have so far to go. I mean someday, I hope to graduate to paint.
During our breaks, we look for lettering brushes. Who would have thought that our class of about 15 people could wipe out some supply here, some supply there, but we’ve done it. There is excitement about our class, and make it even more exciting for me. Sometimes, some will sit and talk, then you’ll find people working on the chalkboard wall. No pressure, a letter a day.
Two more things, what I’m hoping to do next week, play with paint.
And Neil Gaimen’s “Make Good Art” speech:
Sign painting class has FINALLY started. Following are my images from day one. Don’t judge, it’s harder than I imagined, and getting a nice wedge on a carpenters pencil is more difficult that expected. The lessons remind me of writing practice in Ms. Gillian’s class, and Mr. Gonzales’ class. L.O.M.S., I’m not sure what it stood for, but it was lines of repeated lines and shapes and letters.
So, at the end of the day, I must remember this……