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by DAVE SMITH
Sat May 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blabbermouth me, or just a polite host?
Replies: 16
Views: 3969

Re: Blabbermouth me, or just a polite host?

Always good to read the posts here when I can. You have created a site with a wealth of knowledge Mike.
I need to check back in more often.
Hope all's well.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri May 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Beautiful Art Deco shop in Lisbon!
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Beautiful Art Deco shop in Lisbon!

That's a beauty!!
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Noel Weber - David Smith Glass - Gilding workshop in Boise.
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Noel Weber - David Smith Glass - Gilding workshop in Boise.

Hi everyone. Noel and I would like to announce that we are teaching a 3 day gilding workshop in Boise , Idaho. The dates are the 1st 2nd and 3rd of May. Students will make two reverse gilded glass panels with a combination of many decorative reverse glass techniques. We will be covering design ideas...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: World Wide Gilding Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Re: World Wide Gilding Workshop

Hi Kevin. John and myself along with Dean will be covering alot of techniques. Screen Printing, acid etching (mica stipple) ,mother of pearl inlay, blending gold leaf matt finish and water gild finish,blended shaded and finger blending. The piece will contain 12crt white gold 18crt and 23 crt. We wi...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pat Mackle in the News
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Pat Mackle in the News

He's certainly the man for the job. Excellent news , welldone Pat. Take photos mate!
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another happy DAS workshop attendee...
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Another happy DAS workshop attendee...

Scott it was certainly a fun week. Great to meet you , made a friend for life and superb talent you are.
Perry said he had a great time also. Keep up the amazing work and best to your wife and sons mate. I'll keep the kettle boiled for you!
cheers now.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: In Memoriam - Starr Bright
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: In Memoriam - Starr Bright

Sad news Robare. Sorry to hear this about your friend.
Best to you.
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Artwork for Kings of Leon.
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Artwork for Kings of Leon.

Thanks Tony, yes all on paper mate, fun to work on and make this film. Lucky Danny is just around the corner making me look proffesional!!


cheers mate
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Artwork for Kings of Leon.
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Artwork for Kings of Leon.

Excuse me guys I have not been on the site for some time. I have been busy this last year with many projects , hope alot of you are also staying busy with work and cool sign work. My family and i have experienced some great times through recent jobs from album covers to Whiskey bottles, the companie...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 10283

Re: Yet another newbie

Vladimir Thank you for saying , you certainly have a great eye for design and technique , love to what you will be doing in another 2 years time! . I like the subtle shades and the way the light is cast, did you design them as well? lovely scroll work . I noticed the leaf is not a mirror finish, wha...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Stockton Court House Glass wall
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Stockton Court House Glass wall

That is some seriously good work Pat.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 10283

Re: Yet another newbie

This is just incredible work! As Erik said and the others the best i have seen with this technique and only 2 years, incredible artist, i think i will be asking you for advice soon on stuff like this, one of those techniques i have wanted to know more about. You have spent hours on these panels! Did...
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush work only
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: Brush work only

True artist! , incredible handwork.

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer Dedication to our art.
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: John Mayer Dedication to our art.

Thank you very much Jerry. Larry's meet was great! he really looked after all involved. certainly knows how to sling a sign meet and as for that cook of his Sally, he knows how to put a good BBQ on!


Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer Dedication to our art.
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

John Mayer Dedication to our art.

Spent an evening with close friends at the John Mayer Concert in Paso Robles on the 22nd July, We had great evening with Dave Mcdonald my personal Photographer! and his son Johnny, Noel and Lucy Weber, Jeff Lang and his family, friends from Australia, Will Lynes and Nathan Pickering other friends th...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 189952

Re: Original Dead Men

Brilliant weekend Larry, you are a very good host and a superb artist of reverse glass, enjoyed every minute of our visit.

Thanks
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

Robare, yes we acid etched and then gilded. everything else was put in by hand. I'm working on a piece at the moment which has no screening, which to be honest i prefer. The workshops need to be screened due to time and of course some detail is just impossible by hand , i think the larger works are ...
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

Thanks guys, Tim, just the one screen was used for the gold leaf and then everything hand done afterwards. glaze is just mixed with turpentine and hand painted,there is no leaf on the back just a blend of black enamel to red so that it keeps a marroon colour and not a muddy brown. hope that helps, D...
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

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by DAVE SMITH
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

I finished up a gilding workshop a few days back with a lovely talented 29 year old man by the name of Błażej Ryszard Chlaszczak , Trying prounacing that name , i've been struggling all week! real name Richard! Here are some pictures of the workshop that we thought you would enjoy. Will post some mo...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass

Actually that would make a great sign in chipped gilded glass.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass

Bill, You are the one that needs the Knighthood! thanks very much Bill, much appreciate it buddy. Lots of people here I look upto for ideas and advise you being one of them mate.

and as Mark Oatis would say I.O.A.F.S! lol

cheers Bill.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jameson Whiskey promo film 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Jameson Whiskey promo film 2013

A short 2 minute film showing the reverse glass sign that I made for this huge Whiskey giant in Dublin, Ireland.

Thanks
Dave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJSO2IqqxDw
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

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by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Nice glass panel Erik. I seen this a few times while on trips with Doug B.
Attached some more images from the archives of Peter McCullum , these are from one of his trips through Italy.

Dave
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by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to sign painting
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: New to sign painting

Hi Cam. I think you are doing a great job of controlling the brush with this, I remember this type of training when I was 15 working with some old sign writers.
lots of lines ,circles and then onto letters. Keep this going, its great work!

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Grad Images Super Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: Grad Images Super Graphics

Very nice work Bob.
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: First Glass Piece Review
Replies: 10
Views: 3183

Re: First Glass Piece Review

Ciaran. Beautiful work mate! seems like you are already onto a good think here. If ever I can help you just send me an email or give me a call. I'm not always on here as much these days, I pop my head in now and again. Great to see new talent coming through. I know a Ciaran that I taught back in 97 ...
by DAVE SMITH
Wed May 15, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Try these other photos from Peter. All taken on his phone so the resolution is not that great .

Nice work though.
Dave
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by DAVE SMITH
Wed May 15, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 12943

Re: Latest glass signs

Beautiful work Rod as usual. Classy looking piece.
Dave