The Inside Curve Alphabet

2-Day Workshop

Thursday, July 8 at 9:00 AM CDT

Beginner
Lettering • Design

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Description

This original, playful hand was created several years ago and is composed of letters that are drawn, not lettered with a specific tool. These built-up letters lend themselves to a variety of applications. Together we will learn the basic forms, look at a few exemplars of hands created with the ‘inside curve/outer angle’ rules, then branch out into variations. We will work with pencil, colored pencil, various inks, other tools, watercolors and metallics on an assortment of papers.

Supplies

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to buy all these supplies. These are suggestions. You may work with what you have. This alphabet is drawn, so all you need is a pencil, eraser and a few colored pencils or watercolors. All the other tools will be used for variations. For U.S. residents: John Neal Bookseller has most of these supplies.

  • Pencil (2B or 2H) and a sharpener or use a mechanical pencil with your preference on lead size. We will be doing a lot of pencil work.
  • White eraser
  • Any type of ruling pen (e.g., traditional, Ruling Writer, Handwritmic, Dreaming Dogs, etc.)
  • Speedball B nibs—Smaller sizes like a B4 and B 5 1/2 or 6
  • Any kind of pointed nib and a straight holder
  • 1 fine-point black marker like Pigma Micron in Size 01 or another fine-point marker
  • Fineline Applicator (preferred size: 20 gauge/.5mm — blue tip)
  • White gel pen (your favorite brand—could als0 have some colors if you prefer)—or use white gouache with a pointed pen
  • Small bottle each of black sumi and walnut ink, plus cups for ink
  • Small bottle of distilled water (to dilute sumi if necessary)
  • Jar of Dr. Martin’s or Winsor & Newton Bleedproof White or small tube of white gouache and cup to mix
  • 2-3 tubes or bottles of your favorite watercolors
  • One inexpensive flat (1/8”) watercolor brush (Simply Simmons is a good brand)
  • One inexpensive pointed watercolor brush
  • A few small cups for ink or paint for larger tools
  • 6-well paint palette
  • Metallic gold watercolor (e.g., Schmincke Horadam Gold, Daniel Smith Iridescent Gold, Finetec metallics, etc.)
  • Metallic Schmincke Dry Gouache Sec or Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments (optional)
  • Lots of practice paper with some tooth, preferably 11” x 17” or 12” x 18”. (Pacon Sulphite drawing paper medium weight is good because it has a bit of texture and takes ink very well. (Available on DickBlick.com and Amazon.) Don’t use really smooth paper. A pad of 400 Series Strathmore Drawing paper is another option.)
  • A few of your favorite colored pencils
  • 25- or 50-sheet 9” x 12” pad of tracing paper
  • A few half or quarter sheets of your favorite nice papers. One white, one color, and one black. (Suggestions: Arches Text Wove, Nideggen, Bugra, Tiziano, Canson Mi-Tientes, Arches Black Cover, Artagain Black, Papier Canal Montréal, etc.)
  • Water container (for cleaning tools)
  • Roll of paper towels
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WORKSHOP LINKS

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IVAN CASTRO
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MARCO CHIOINO
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ANNIE CICALE
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BARBARA CLOSE
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SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
Beginning Copperplate Script

JUDY DETRICK
A Letter and a Rectangle

CAROL DUBOSCH
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Stamp Carving

DEBORAH DUTTON
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JOANNE FINK
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JESSIE FORA
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MARCIA FRIEDMAN
Morphing Monograms

CONNIE FURGASON
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RISA GETTLER
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TAMER GHONEIM
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Blackletter Circles on Steroids
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CLAUDIO GIL
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MIKE GOLD
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Spontaneous Creation
(M) Variations in A

KEN HARRIS
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HEATHER HELD
The Glittering Vine
Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
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THOMAS HOYER
Dynamic Textures
Ruling Pens Beyond the Rules
The Alchemist’s Magic

CARRIE IMAI
Playful Letters
Mark My Words
(T) Mastering Italic
(M) Blame It On The Tools

GINA JONAS
Moto: Movement and Touch
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

ALINE KAORI
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BILL KEMP
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SALMAN KHATTAK
French Roundhand
Introduction to Riqa Calligraphy (Arabic)
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

ROB LEUSCHKE
Tool2Type

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

ELIZABETH MCKEE
Pointed Brush for Beginners

GUI MENGA
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HOLLY MONROE
Decorated Letters
Italic Lettering - Basics & Beyond
(M) The Business of Calligraphy
(M) Lettering on Vellum

SUZANNE MOORE
In the Glow of Gouache
Page Dazzle: Patent Leaf Gilding

BARRY MORENTZ
Morphing Monograms

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

MICHELE NIDENOFF
(M) Decorative Borders w/Simple Tools
(M) Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

AMY NIELSEN
(M) A Handwriting Called Petrarch

CORA PEARL
Monoline Lettering with a 'B' Nib
Monoline Lettering Techniques
(T) Foundation Tune-up Class
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SALLY PENLEY
Sensational Sumi!
(M) Pastel Dusting Technique
(M) Pleated Scroll Book

JAN PICKETT
Creative Colour for All Occasions
Embossing with Extra Pizazz!
Letters Unlimited

ALI RICCARDO
Graffiti Writing - The New York Lesson
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ROBBIE SASLOW
(M) Playing With Pens & Pencils
Round & Robust: Exploring Uncial
Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
The Graceful Marker: Pointed Brush Script
Calligraphy on the Go!
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CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
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Weaving Words

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN
Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts
Markmaking, Words & Art
(M) Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate
(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

JERRY TRESSER
(M) The Techniques and Secrets to Raised Gilding

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals

MARK VAN STONE
Versals
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JURGEN VERCAEMST
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JULIE WILDMAN
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Alphabet Book
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ELEANOR WINTERS
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