Wrong Letters

The Comb Pen and the Brody Pen

How is a comb pen like a wild mustang? Both are likely to throw you if you try to ride them! So we get up, dust ourselves off and try again. I’ll show you how I deal with this unruly pen to make outrageous, splattered, energetic letters. Nothing could be more fun! After that, we’ll look at my Handwritmic pen, which runs like a Ferrari. You need to keep your hands on the wheel here. I’ll give you a driving lesson but will not take responsibility for any accidents. After the lesson it will be up to you to put in the hours. These tools will not be tamed, but you can learn how to channel their energies.

This online course consists of three recorded lessons:

  • One lesson with demonstrations and an assignment for you to do in your own time.

  • One live illustrated lecture on my work in metal, textile and other 3D materials.

  • One crit session in which I review a selection of the assignments posted by students.

Material list

  • Comb pen: I will show you how to make one

  • Handwritmic pen (can be ordered from www.handwritmic.com)

  • Sumi ink

  • 3 sheets good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight160gm – 220gm  (Rives BFK, Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good)

Reading tip:

“Lettering as Drawing” by Nicolete Gray.