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Offline Alphabetguy

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Flat Brush Practice
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:12:04 AM »
I recently started lettering with a small #6 size flat brush. Basically a cheap brush with stiff acrylic bristles. The closest I could find to letter as if I am using a nib. The brush handle is very small diameter so I milled a larger diameter holder to allow my fingers to grip and rotate the barrel. This was my first attempt at lettering live with a brush. The caps were lettered with a Speedball C4 as a contrast element.

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 01:52:56 AM »
Nice Alan

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 04:30:21 AM »
Very cool.
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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 05:51:53 AM »
It's beautiful, edgy but with flow
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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 01:50:43 AM »
This word was lettered with black gauche on bond paper using a ZIG felt tip placed in a wooden holder.  Basically a stiff flat brush that can do a very fine line to a thick textured stroke. Definitely a lot of fun to play with.

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 04:44:19 AM »
Fantastica indeed!
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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 05:12:07 PM »
I have been refining the design of this holder. I added a brass tube to keep the wood clean and free of moisture. Works really nice.

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 10:34:48 AM »
Getting closer to my goal of lettering with a brush. Next will be writing multiple lines of words. Trying to do this in an effortless manner no different than handwriting. Used a regular flat brush on this one at a steep angle.

Alan

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 10:39:01 AM »
Wow, this is so divine to look at. Thanks for sharing, Alan. I really want to branch out into other styles, but I feel I need to hone one style before I move onto another. Your work is very inspiring very fluid. Thanks again.

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 05:05:19 AM »
Wow, that's a very innovative style! :) Amazing
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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 07:23:13 AM »
Alan, that's cool! It's something I need to develop an eye for - casual styles are so not casual when I try them. Haha! Would be nice to frame these one offs or sell them to people as cards! :D

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Re: Flat Brush Practice
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2014, 12:06:26 PM »
love how lively your lettering is!