26 Nov November 21, 2011 – Pointed Pen Variations Class #7 at Sinai Temple
(more photos to come)
Today DeAnn talked about flourishing. The handouts were 2 sheets that Satomi Wada made for us on flourishing.
DeAnn also had us practice until we were “in the zone.” Then later, she had several students write while others observed them.
Homework by Satomi:
Homework by Sabina:
Homework by Judith:
Great sampler idea from Brianna: Brianna wrote detailed notes on each of the nibs she tried on the different papers.
Flourishing: the three elements of flourishing are circle, oval, and figure 8.
Downstrokes with no pressure.
No pressure – pressure – no pressure strokes: A fun exercise is to draw a square or rectangle in pencil, then fill it in with these strokes close together, alternating where the pressure areas are, to make a pattern.
Figure 8: in your mind, extend the lines to complete the figure 8 shape. Don’t let the ends point off into space.
Spirals: made from ovals. Practice getting them even. Horizontal, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Vertical, clockwise and counterclockwise. No overlap and overlapping.
Direction change: small loop and full stop.
Draw a diamond shape lightly in pencil to fill in with the figure 8s to help you keep control of the size.
HOMEWORK: Practice the flourishes from Satomi’s handout. Practice writing out your poem and adding some flourishes. Next week is the final class.