Amity Parks I A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye - October 15, 16

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye

This Class will meet for two 2-hour classes on Thurs. the15th and Friday the 16th of Oct. at 6pm MDT both days.

In this class I will demonstrate how to use the humble pencil as a powerful tool in creating beautiful drawn letters. Starting with basic drawing principles like line quality and shading, we will experiment with different tools to discover the marks they can produce. We will then move on to drawing letters and designing word groups. Drawing letters forces us to slow down and relate more organically to the forms we are creating while improving our design and lettering skills. Pencil lettering allows for refined and subtle attention to detail while still being a forgiving and gentle medium. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. 

Oct 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT

Live Zoom Class - All Skill Levels

Supply list:

  • Mechanical Pencil- 0.5 and/or 0.3 and leads (I like the Pentel GraphGear 500) (PL21)
  • A few wooden drawing pencils in various hardness’ (6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H) Bring whatever pencils you have already in your toolkit. (S142)
  • Tombow Mono zero round (E22)
  • Small blending stump (Optional - I’ll be demo’ing it’s use, but you can do without) (S781)
  • X-acto knife, blades, pencil sharpener (S417) (S793) (PL13)
  • Ruler (S270)
  • Paper- Strathmore 400 series drawing paper (any size) or whatever similar you have at home. Few pages of any other papers you want to try. (P100)
  • Paper- Several pieces (9x12 or so) of budget watercolor paper (canson XL) or any heavyweight water friendly paper that you have already. (P113)
  • A short quote or a few words you like to write (5-10 words or so)
  • Drawing Board/ padded surface to work on. (Masonite with a few sheets of paper taped to it. (S690)