Wanderlust: mop brush

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Week three of the “Typography” theme brought the next guest teacher: Kelly Hoernig (website, Vimeo, Instagram).

So this is the actual homework for week three’s lesson (unlike “ow!” which was just inspired by it). There were two elements to the class: the first involved recreating printed lettering with paint and the second asked us to be inspired by one of our tools.

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There are oh so many interesting fonts on our computers, but it can be hard incorporating them into handmade creations. When I made my shiny objects canvas, I did something similar to the first lesson, only there I used a pen and a thin font. This time it was a variety of font weights and a brush and India ink.

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The demonstration for the painting included creating a pencil with the word “pencil” in block letters making up the body; I did think about doing that, but I prefer to avoid exactly recreating examples from classes if I can. I looked around my desk and my eye fell on this pretty pink mop brush. I knew instantly how I wanted to use it.

I mostly use paint to add colour to things — it’s been a long time since I really tried to create images of things with paint from scratch so I’m always really surprised when they look like the thing they are supposed to be 🙂

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