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by James Young
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letter Drawing and Construction
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Letter Drawing and Construction

Hi Doug, Really appreciate you taking the time to respond. Everything you've mentioned I completely agree with. Start with the basics and build from there I guess is the foundation of all skills. I have quite a few reference books of Alphabets, monograms etc that I found on archive.org, I would love...
by James Young
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letter Drawing and Construction
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Letter Drawing and Construction

Hi Guys, I really want to get better at letter formations and specifically more flourished lettering in particular. Where does everyone find inspiration for type design. I see the likes of Dave Smith etc with beautiful lettering design and am just always astonished at the small details and overall l...
by James Young
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Water Gild over Water Based Spray Paint/ HF SAFETY
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Water Gild over Water Based Spray Paint/ HF SAFETY

Sorry for the very late reply Ron, Thank you for all the advice. Since my post I have sourced all appropriate PPE and have also found some HDPE containers with screw lids to dispose of the HF Acid. Feel much safer now and am saving my Penny's to fabricate a containment unit something along the lines...
by James Young
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Water Gild over Water Based Spray Paint/ HF SAFETY
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Water Gild over Water Based Spray Paint/ HF SAFETY

Hey guys! Long time lurker first time poster here. I know it goes against the point somewhat of this forum. I have been practicing hand lettering with One Shot paints and am still hopeless. I also have been doing some gold leaf water gilding on glass. I would like to produce a glass sign for a frien...