Monday, November 18, 2013

273 Nouveau D

I'm sure you can do a more polished version of this rough draft.  It's just to get you started.  
This is a case where my battle cry "I can do that" turned into more of a challenge than I expected. The flowing forms of Art Nouveau generally lend themselves to drawing by hand or writing with a brush, rather than lettering with a thick and thin nib.  But i was convinced there had to be a way.  
This ambitious pen version Nouveau D uses the Speedball D nib at a 90° angle for most strokes but flat at 0° for some of the upper horizontals [illustrated in gray above].  This keeps the visual weight down low at the base of the letter.  

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