Tom Sarmo – Creating Illuminated Letters and Decorative Borders!
Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Mixed (Pencil, pen,India ink, colored inks, and Acryla Gouache on toned paper) // Skill Level: All
In this fun class you’ll learn valuable methods to create uniquely illuminated initial letters, decorative borders, and fanciful marginalia—similar to illuminated medieval manuscripts! These exciting techniques can be used in designing your own paper products—greeting cards, bookmarks, postcards, scrap book pages, book illustrations, etc. The applications are endless! In addition, you’ll learn valuable approaches to color, so that your designs and artworks will be highly attractive and effective.
This Class is for: Anyone who wants to create beautifully illustrated letters and borders.
• Drawing and transferring lettering and designs
• Drawing illuminated and embellished initials
• Techniques for creating border designs
• Effective color-use techniques and easy color theory
• Design and letter refinement techniques
• Pen and ink techniques
• Toned paper techniques
• Gold leaf technique
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