Rachel Yallop - Conquering Copperplate Capitals - October 19, 20

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Conquering Copperplate Capitals - online class with Rachel Yallop

19th and 20th October 2020 - from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Rome Time)

Copperplate capitals often appear complicated, so in this workshop I will show you ways to master them. It is very important to make sure all the strokes are balanced, so we will look at letter proportions, the weight of strokes, the relationship between the main body of the letter and the outer strokes, and how to bring life to them by employing the swelling line and adding a secondary stroke. We will look at the traditional, more flourished capitals, and in contrast, simplify them to their essential parts by practicing the capitals I designed for my copperplate variations style. We will also consider the relationship between a capital and the lowercase letter which follows.

Supply List:

  • Hunt 101 or Gillott 303 with a straight pen holder. If you prefer an oblique holder, that is fine. (N77) (N72) (Click here for our selection of straght pens)
  • Pelikan 4001 or Schminke Calligraphy gouache. (I04) (SG27)
  • Rhodia plain paper for practice (P53)