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by Colt Bowden
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: California Conclave 2014!
Replies: 15
Views: 8726

Re: California Conclave 2014!

Had a lively time at the Conclave this year. I am grateful for the kindness and generosity of Dean and John for putting on the event. Here is the first piece I worked on: Colt Bowden Cal Oro WIP 4.jpg Stuck to the coloring book colors and had a fun time with it! A Closer look: Close Up Cal Oro Colt ...
by Colt Bowden
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HF Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

Re: HF Safety

"And that is how they found him... he was the consistency of Margarine, and they had to shovel him up with sno-shovels..." - Pat Mackel, story about a bad ending to an acid etcher.

Listen to Treece!
by Colt Bowden
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to sign writing, questions after first try..
Replies: 5
Views: 3016

Re: New to sign writing, questions after first try..

Kim, One thing is trying to lay the hairs down but not to push the ferrule into the sign to hard. That can mis-shape a brush and mess with your curve strokes. There is also a method of twisting the handle between your fingers that helps when making a curved stroke.


Practice practice practice.
by Colt Bowden
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New to sign writing, questions after first try..
Replies: 5
Views: 3016

Re: New to sign writing, questions after first try..

Hi Kim, You may want to pick up some wrights of Lymm brushes, with a round ferrule, the 1315 series are great for learning basic brush strokes and letter forms. Can you post photos of how you are holding your brush and what your letters are looking like so we can help you trouble shoot your problems...