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by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7337

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Nice Cushion...although you will have to learn how to make better hospital corners.
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Live the Dream...Live the Fantazy...Sign Painter's Fantazy Camp.!!
by Robare M. Novou
Wed May 29, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Roman Alphabet Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Roman Alphabet Practice

You might want to try tracing an alphabet that is a tad bigger. It's OK to use a straight edge and a compass when constructing your letters. Also, just outline the letters, don't fill them in, and use a pencil, that way you can erase any misguided lines. Get your mind to remember letter forms and th...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed May 22, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Sign Painter Movie
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: The Sign Painter Movie

In the Sign Painter Movie, Keith Knecht talked about a phone call he got from a person that was learning to be a sign painter. Keith said there was something different about this enthusiastic person, who seemed to ask all the right questions, and who spoke differently than other apprentice sign pain...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed May 22, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 10053

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

It could be weak size, try using some more gelatin. It looks like you did not let the size dry. It also looks like you did not burnish the gold with cotton after the size dried. I see that you painted over the wrinkled leaf. You may have been to aggressive with your cleaning by using too much water,...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue May 21, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

These days there seems to be a rather large contingent of young adults wanting to learn the craft of hand lettering. Bravo I say, Bravo.! But who and where does one turn to for the knowledge of hand lettering.? This site is a good start, plenty of quality advice on the hand lettering forum, as well ...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue May 21, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making a font
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

Re: Making a font

Ya know Erik, I don't think Cole Wilson is fond of the Netherlands. Am I right Mr. White.?
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Best Birthday Present Ever!...
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: Best Birthday Present Ever!...

Happy B-Day you ole gunslinger.!
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Larry...

Put yer feet together, Close yer eyes, Now click your heels and repeat the following:

"There's no place like Sign Painters Fantasy Camp...There's no place like Sign Painters Fantasy Camp...There's no place like...."

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Utah is nice anytime of the year....most spectacular state to drive thru....love the scenery.

Almost ended up living there.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making a font
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

Re: Making a font

Not a Clue....do tell.
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Yes and No. It's like Baseball Fantasy Camp. Just like well known Ball Players teach the fundamentals and advanced techniques of being a good ball player, well respected Former and Current Sign Painters will play host to attendees wanting to learn the fundamentals and some tricks of the hand letteri...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making a font
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

Re: Making a font

John Downer likes this Font Selling Company.

http://www.emigre.com/
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Summer is fast approaching. And so is this years "Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp". But before I announce this years lineup, I would like to know who all is interested it attending.? Also...who's allergic to campfires.? Last year a few attendees got burned. But that's another story for another time. Ple...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making a font
Replies: 14
Views: 4684

Re: Making a font

According to Larry White it's Letterheadfonts.com
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 20, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 4314

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Does anyone remember Houlihan's Old Place Restaurants? These Glass signs remind me of that restaurant back in the 80's and 90's. The place was packed with them, mostly from across the pond. All sorts of exceptional pieces, wood, metal, glass, gilded, carved, and even framed b&w photographs of except...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat May 18, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Sign Painter Movie
Replies: 1
Views: 871

The Sign Painter Movie

IOAFS-MOVIE
by Robare M. Novou
Sat May 18, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 17269

Re: Latest glass signs

Excellent.!!
by Robare M. Novou
Sat May 18, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2711

Re: Projectors

Wow...Opaque and Overhead Projectors are old school now, along with handmade paper patterns.? How True.! Kayla, use whatever you want to get the job done, it matters not. Hand or Plotter Made Paper Patterns for day jobs...and Projectors for nite jobs. Just make sure you charge enough and get paid in...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat May 18, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 4841

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

Yes, you could keep whatever version of Adobe CS you have now, never upgrade, and still make great signs from now until the cows come home. This is after all the hand lettering forum isn't it.? So break out that brush, mix up some paint, and get to it. That will surely calm down one's "going cloud" ...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue May 07, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 4841

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

I'm not sure I have all the facts on this issue, so here is something else to read about "CC" (creative cloud). http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57582735-92/adobe-kills-creative-suite-goes-subscription-only/ And what about "Student" versions.? I know this sounds like whining, and that there are seve...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue May 07, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Practice Materials
Replies: 16
Views: 4347

Re: Practice Materials

It's Ronan, not Ronin. Here is the link to Ronan's website, specifically about the paint you mentioned. For application It does say "brush, roll, or spray"...just not specific on what type of "brush" to use. http://www.ronanpaints.com/graphic.htm I think the advise you were given on using a grey qui...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 06, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: chester cunningham.......
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: chester cunningham.......

I did some checking down at the American Sign Book Library...and yes, I indeed have two.

And no, none of them are cheap.

Let the bidding begin.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 06, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 4841

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

Adobe CS2 was my latest 5 disc CD Suite version until I purchased Adobe CS6 Suite on 1 DVD last year. The purchase was made knowing that the cloud was coming. (Run for your life...the cloud is coming.!!) Being old fashioned, I like the physical CD's. It will supposedly be less expensive to do the "c...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon May 06, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Practice Materials
Replies: 16
Views: 4347

Re: Practice Materials

Grey Quill in water based paint...now there's your problem.

Quills are for oil based paint.

Sables are for water based paint.

And don't forget your speedball book for learning the correct strokes.

I seem to remember this site having some lettering how-to's.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: first alphabet
Replies: 17
Views: 6854

Re: first alphabet

Here is what your Block Alphabet should look like after you master your strokes.
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: first alphabet
Replies: 17
Views: 6854

Re: first alphabet

Sometimes a lefty will struggle with painting letters. We are after all, living in a "righty" world. You must learn your strokes before you can make letters. Practice your strokes...a good speedball book will help you out in that regard. And so will the lessons on this site. Once you have mastered y...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Letter Gilding
Replies: 12
Views: 3728

Re: Sandblasted Letter Gilding

Several Samples have been completed. 1. regular glass - varnish fast size - 23k gold skewings. 2. regular glass - varnish fast size - bronze powder. 3. "Starlite” low iron glass - varnish fast size - 23k gold skewings. 4. "Starlite" low iron glass - varnish fast size - bronze powder. The "Starlite" ...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: first alphabet
Replies: 17
Views: 6854

Re: first alphabet

Are You Right or Left Handed?