Sketch - Letter A for Alphabet
Absolutely no idea what it´s good for, but it´s an A.. Inspired by all the cool lettering, old sign painters and gilded letters.
Drop Caps Capital Letter A
NOTHER drop cap for you today :-) I love how old books use drop caps, and I wish we would see it more. But with typography being mainly a digital craft today, anyone can write up a document, and is…
Kathryn Finter - Contemporary Manuscript Illumination
Contemporary Manuscript Illumination: featuring the work of Kathryn Finter, an artist based in Ottawa, Canada.
Manon Gauthier... Tim Hopgood... from Bert Kitchen's Animal Alphabet... Sibylle Von Olfers... Eric Battut... Gillian Tyler... Maria L. Kirk, 1916... Anna Laura Cantone... Melanie Mikecz... Unknown artist from vintage French children's book...thanks SIsForSnail... From design studio Brighten The Corners, a typographic book illustrated by Billy Kiossoglou..thanks Creative Review... Alberto Cerriteno... Sophie Blackall's Jumpy Jack & Googley... Calef Brown... ...thanks TheArtRoomPlant and…
I had to realize that I would continually get more ideas for these letters! I had so much fun with the more Victorian form of the letter C, that I went back and tried additional styles of A. This is going to be one big alphabet project if I keep this up! The first image is done with watercolour over a pastel background. The gold is raised gilding using homemade gesso. It is 5 x 2 1/2 " on 140 lb. Arches HP paper. The second image is flat gilded using Rolco gold size. The ribbon style initial…