Late 19th-century calligraphers liked to write their Gothic letters with a scroll pen (double nib) and then fill the space inside the stroke with two colors. Short & Stripey Two-Toned combines blue and yellow fill.
|Gradual vs abrupt color change.|
- Fill the lower half of the letter with blue first and then overlap the yellow to create green that gradually shades from blue to yellow.
- Or fill the top half of the letter with yellow first. Let it dry completely. Then fill the bottom half with blue, without overlapping and gradual shading.
A third technique accents the contrast with gold. We'll try that next week.