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by Kayla Wade
Tue May 28, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Roman Alphabet Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 2117

Re: Roman Alphabet Practice

I think painting/drawing big letters sounds good for me; cathartic. And in just the past month I can tell I've improved, but this is a long-term thing and I can't wait to look back in ten years.

Thanks for your reply. :)
by Kayla Wade
Fri May 24, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Roman Alphabet Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 2117

Roman Alphabet Practice

I pencil-and-inked this basic Roman alphabet yesterday for some practice. It was more a practice of patience and discipline, both of which I struggle with, more than anything else. All my mistakes are blindingly obvious to me. Curves, obviously, are hard, as well as keeping the serifs consistent and...
by Kayla Wade
Tue May 21, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 4367

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

Larry, we're right on a fault line here in SLC too, which they say is due for some activity and that it's supposed to be big, which is easy to forget about since we don't get many seismic grumblings otherwise. But every once in a while I remember and then spend the next several weeks scouting out pl...
by Kayla Wade
Tue May 21, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 7179

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Yes sir!
by Kayla Wade
Tue May 21, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 53856

Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)

A couple books I ordered finally arrived yesterday - Mastering Layout by Mike Stevens, and The Art of Hand Lettering by Helm Wotzkow. I'm excited to dive in! The Art of Hand Lettering looks especially juicy.
by Kayla Wade
Mon May 20, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 7179

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Robare M. Novou wrote:Utah is nice anytime of the year....most spectacular state to drive thru....love the scenery.
Here here!


Seriously though, where and what exactly is this thing?
by Kayla Wade
Mon May 20, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 7179

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Utah is nice this time of year.
by Kayla Wade
Sun May 19, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wood prep
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Wood prep

I have another basic beginner question for y'all.

What's the best way to prep and finish a wood sign that will be outdoors? What about metal?
by Kayla Wade
Sun May 19, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 3738

Re: Projectors

As for whether on not using projectors is OK - I have been building ads for the last 8 years, and the clients care about the final result, not how I got it done. If you can use something like that effectively and efficiently and get the desired result, why not? I guess I'm just worried about "being...
by Kayla Wade
Sat May 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 3738

Re: Projectors

Thanks for all the responses! I guess it's true there are potentially many places in which to draw a line. Dan, I like what you said about using technology while also trying to stay in touch with the hands-on. I'm still not sure how I feel about projectors; I think I just need to try different ways ...
by Kayla Wade
Thu May 16, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 3738

Projectors

Hey everyone, I have a question. So in my endeavors to learn the art of sign painting, I posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a mentor or for a local sign painter willing to give me tips, or point me in the direction of all that. I figured it'd be a long shot, but what the hey, you don't know unti...
by Kayla Wade
Wed May 15, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 6135

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Non-alcoholic pub, in Ireland? That's a thing?

Beautiful mirrors though. So ornate.
by Kayla Wade
Wed May 15, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Practice Materials
Replies: 16
Views: 6010

Re: Practice Materials

Thanks for the tip! I admit I've been a little nervous to try painting on glass so that would be good practice anyway.
by Kayla Wade
Wed May 15, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Practice Materials
Replies: 16
Views: 6010

Re: Practice Materials

Hi guys! I'm a newb also - Jon, I hope you don't mind me piggybacking on your thread.

I have a question about the real estate signs mentioned earlier. What are they, and how do you get them?