Pat Blair - Romance of the Line - February 3 and 4

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Romance of the Line
with Pat Blair

Online Zoom class
Thursday, February 3, 2022  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST
Friday, February 4, 2022  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST (East Coast United States)


COURSE DESCRIPTION flourish border illustration

The pointed pen produces unique, expressive ornamental strokes, and by learning to vary the pressure and curve, beautiful forms are created. In this class, we will take a look at some broader, longer flourish movements. This movement also reinforces the longer whole arm movement needed for more flourished pointed pen letters. Taking inspiration from historic ornament, we will create our own versions of the design, and add simple brush florals to complement them. Using color will give the designs a soft fluid look.

This class is good for all levels, since it explores the pressure needed for shade, while giving the student experience in a long forward movement of the pen. 


  • 9" x 12" Canson Pro Marker Layout bond pad (P32)
  • Favorite oblique holder (H114) (H133)
  • Your pointed pen nibs, suggested are Hunt 22, Hunt 56, Hunt 101, Nikko G, Zebra, Gillott 303 (N93) (N86) (N77) (N113) (N118) (N72)
  • Moon Palace liquid sumi ink, McCaffrey’s Penmans Ink black, or Walnut Ink (I70) (I37) (I145)
  • Containers for water (S1005)
  • Medium wedge (triangle) brush (BR59)
  • Your favorite watercolor or gouache, think early spring and romance (I will be demonstrating using romantic, seasonal colors, such as pinks, corals, rose, and green) (WNWC1) (WNWC2) (WNWC3) (WNWC4) (WNG1) (WNG2) (WNG3) (WNG4)