Tag Archives: gouache

Calligraphy and Drop Caps

These three decorative letters or drop caps were inspired by more of my Dover clip art collections. I used a 1.75-inch square and then drew up the main elements and erased the square. I made a mistake in the calligraphy … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Big J

I have a number of Dover clip art books with decorative letters or initials. I’ve used bits of them for redwork embroidery for purses and quilts, and I use snippets of them for drawing. While browsing for inspiration to test … Continue reading

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Stricture and Stasis

It became obvious to me a couple of months ago that my shoulder injury, nerve pain, and tendinitis was not going to allow me to do artwork on a regular basis. This has really been getting me down, because I … Continue reading

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Week 10: Meissen

When I was looking online for Meissen porcelain, I was struck by some of the tiny florals against white and thought the cutlery I chose to draw would look really good on Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I originally chose blue and … Continue reading

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