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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

My next possible project because I am utterly mad...

mad red work B

2 comments:

Lia de Thornegge said...

Wow. Yeah, that's not a little work to do.

BTW, I would be most interested in your thoughts on the process of creating these penwork initials. I look at them but I don't know where to start, so if you have the time to do a bit of a tutorial on how you do it it would be great!

Bridget said...

sure...
I have the page started that I am doing so I can photography the process if you like?

I generally go like this...
1-find inspiration
2-pencil everything out
3-ink the outlines of the Cap first, if I am doing a puzzle cap then i vary the ink colours according to the fill colours ( blue for blue, red for red)
4-paint in the puzzle cap
5-pencil the major filigree patterns
6-ink the patterns
7-add the flourishes, the long squiggly lines and extras till it looks done but hopefully not over done
6-start the calligraphy...