While I am waiting for my 100 year old type case cabinet to arrive (yay!), I am arranging one of my typefaces so that I can do some print runs. The California Job Case is a way of organizing type that was made popular by the foundries on the West Coast. The reason it became popular was that previously upper and lower case letters were stored in separate upper and lower drawers or cases, respectively. Putting the upper and lower cases together in the same tray, increased efficiency and saved time. Also, the more frequently used letters were put in easier reach of the typesetter.
A pile of leaves created with a Copic multiliner 0.7. I like the random variation of line width in this design. I like that you know it was hand drawn.
For this rosy practice session, I used a bigger brush and added some layers of color – either a deeper tone of the same color or something completely different.
Back in the studio today and warming up with some roses! Looking forward to trying some variation with line, layer and color. There is something wonderful about bright colors on a crisp, fresh piece of paper.
It was nice to be back creating today! Mini floral whimsy with Copic multiliner.
Meet our new addition, the Chandler & Price Pilot 6 1/2 x 10 letterpress printer! This is a New Series Pilot that was produced between 1913 and the 1940’s. We are currently gathering the supplies needed to get started. Because this is a vintage machine, a lot of the tools that go along with letterpress printing of this era are also vintage so we have been spending time on various listserves as well as Ebay and Etsy to get everything we need. A letterpress scavenger hunt!
More to come….
Very excited about this new addition to the studio! Now we just need to get it out of the crate and put it all together. Stay tuned.
Beginning a new whimsical floral drawing!
Hard to believe we are at the end of World Watercolor Month. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! There are more flowers to explore though so continues to stay tuned.
There is so much value in warming up and practicing!
Here is the 9×12 portrait of the sunflower. Lots of vibrant layers of color.