Daily Draw April 28th, 2012
No time for a card draw as I want to continue my titling of the jumbo playing cards with the Playing Card Oracles titles. It’s not going too badly, I managed to clear a spot and move my Ott light there so I can actually see what I’m doing.
It’s very low tech. I mark the guidelines with a good see-through ruler and an HB pencil. A harder pencil impresses too much but HB seemed to work and I can erase it well after with my Staedtler Mars eraser. I put the card under the print-out while I’m lettering so I can get close to approximating spacing, and away I go. I leave the ink to dry for an hour before erasing the pencil lines. Call me crazy, but I’ve ruined a few things before by not waiting an adequate time for ink to dry.
I have just finished the Diamonds suit. Someone with my perfectionistic tendencies is never going to relax completely but I have been having fun, even with the odd wonky line. It struck me that this is also an excellent way to remember the strange titles.
King Leo says “Everybody work hard and Cook will bring out the blackbird and doves-tongue pie.”
What an incentive!
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