inky paw prints
Genaveve Starr
Friday, March 22, 2019
  1. In Letter Arts Review
    14 Apr, 2019
    In Letter Arts Review
    I’ve always really enjoyed seeing the works of lettering artists in the Letter Arts Review publication and for years have thought about making a contribution of my own. I was finally ready and so I submitted a few pieces to be juried for the 2019 annual edition. I am happy that one of my works was included. Entitled  “Begin Again II”, it was created using watercolor with a wooden tool I made myself. My painting style, which expresses emotion through moving color, evolved from experimenting with
  2. 45-degree pen angle strokes
    11 Mar, 2019
    45-degree pen angle strokes
    These exercises are intended for beginners. More difficult patterns will be posted in future. Pen exercises are important for learning to draw consistent strokes and patterns can be used as decorations and border designs.
  3. mindful practice
    04 Mar, 2019
    mindful practice
    Concentration, patience, relaxation, and visualization are some aspects of effective, mindful practice. Eye-hand coordination may be developed by practicing pen exercises---“pen play”.  Designing patterns with strokes encourages creativity and makes practicing more enjoyable. The rhythm of repeated stroke patterns can be soothing. Future posts to feature pen patterns. Bad habits can form easily when repetitively drawing poor strokes and letterforms. This can be avoided by stopping periodically

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