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Cam Diamond
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New to sign painting

Post by Cam Diamond » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:49 am

Hi Guys,

I have finally made time in my life to try signwriting which has been a life long dream.

Most of my current spare time consists of painting in watercolour and ink where I mix typography and tattoo flash.

One of my latest pieces for a clothing label
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/8994 ... a6fd_b.jpg

Recently I found Mike at Flair for Signs who has started teaching the art of sign painting to the public.

I have had one class and 2 weeks of homework and I am hooked!
Moving onto curves next class, currently just working with vertical, horizontal and angled lines.

Would love some feedback on my practice sheets :)

First class with Mike
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/8993 ... 68bd_c.jpg
My first time on the brush
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/8993 ... a4bd_b.jpg
Second attempt
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8551/8993 ... f17a_b.jpg
Third attempt
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/8995 ... 3099_b.jpg
Forth attempt
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/8993 ... 67ab_b.jpg

Bob Sauls
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Re: New to sign painting

Post by Bob Sauls » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:08 pm

Those sheets are very good. You'll be moving on to those curves next then Drawing out your Egyptian alphabet.
You are doing it the right way.

DAVE SMITH
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Re: New to sign painting

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:10 am

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

Cam Diamond
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Re: New to sign painting

Post by Cam Diamond » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:31 am

DAVE SMITH wrote: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
Thanks Dave.

Your work is a huge inspiration to me, the amount of detail you can put in one piece is mind blowing.

Cam Diamond
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Re: New to sign painting

Post by Cam Diamond » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:05 am

Has been a few weeks since my last update so I thought I would show where I have got to.

Started with lettering, which was pretty exciting!

Here is my first attempt at the casual style.
Image

Will get some more photos by the end of the week once I have tried my other practice homework task.

Cheers,
C

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