Saturday, August 31, 2013

206 Short & Stripey two-toned

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.  
There are two approaches to try: 

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.  

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