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cruisin
09-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Well, I'm impressed! I've never worked with watercolors, but I've used colored pencils before. I discovered if you wet the tips that it's easier to blend colors.

What exactly is Rapidograph? It sounds interesting!

Rapidographs are technical pens. They come in varying point widths. Mostly used in the drafting industry (before CAD). But, also used in graphics and india ink drawing you have to use non-clogging ink). I have done quite a few logos, I usually draw them with ink, then scan them and add type and color. Of course, when I was in the industry (advertising) we still used mechanicals and actual art. So, much of the art was drawn with Rapidographs. As were crop marks and ruling on the mechanicals.

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/pens-and-markers/koh-i-noor-pens/rapidograph-pens.htm http://www.reuels.com/reuels/Rapidograph-Technical-Pens.html

cruisin
09-25-2012, 04:36 PM
It always helps to do a search. :lol:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/pens-and-markers/koh-i-noor-pens/rapidograph-pen-sets.htm

Very nice and quite impressive. I may have to give it a try.

If you do, and if you use a straight edge with them - Put a double thickness piece of masking tape under the straight edge, set in 1/4 inch from the edge. If the edge sits on the paper, the ink will bleed under it. But putting masking tape under it, it lifts the edge off the paper, just enough to prevent that.

Simone411
09-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Thank you for the advice. I've been making my own fonts for around 4 years using a software called high-logic Scanahand (http://www.high-logic.com/font-generator/scanahand.html). It enables you to print templates, and use either a marker or felt tip pen to write in the alphabet, numerals and punctuation. Once the template is ready and scanned, it is added to the Windows font folder.

I'm afraid the software is more expensive now than when I first purchased it. I bought it at a discount. The software version was on sale before it was upgraded to another version.

I use the fonts I make for various projects in Microsoft Word and also create PDF files with the fonts.

I believe the technical pens would be much better in creating the fonts than using felt tip pens or markers.

I like the other link you provided. The prices seem more reasonable.

cruisin
09-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Thank you for the advice. I've been making my own fonts for around 4 years using a software called high-logic Scanahand (http://www.high-logic.com/font-generator/scanahand.html). It enables you to print templates, and use either a marker or felt tip pen to write in the alphabet, numerals and punctuation. Once the template is ready and scanned, it is added to the Windows font folder.

I'm afraid the software is more expensive now than when I first purchased it. I bought it at a discount. The software version was on sale before it was upgraded to another version.

I use the fonts I make for various projects in Microsoft Word and also create PDF files with the fonts.

I believe the technical pens would be much better in creating the fonts than using felt tip pens or markers.

I like the other link you provided. The prices seem more reasonable.

They would be better. However, the paper you use is also a consideration. Make sure you use a paper with a plate finish, and a good weight, like bristol. And rag content is better.

Simone411
09-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Thank you. I do have a heavier weight paper that I use, but it doesn't have a plate finish. Looks like I'll be checking online at office depot. :)

cruisin
09-25-2012, 10:14 PM
I suggest: http://www.strathmoreartist.com/draw-bristol.html You can get it in an art store, actual or on line.

Simone411
09-25-2012, 10:24 PM
I just bookmarked that site. Unfortunately there are no art stores in my town. The link is appreciated. :)

cruisin
09-25-2012, 11:04 PM
Another source: http://www.pearlpaint.com/shop-Technical-Pens---Rapidograph-Pen-Sets_1999_1961.html http://www.pearlpaint.com/shop-Paper_0_6999.html

shan
09-26-2012, 01:35 AM
This thread has taken a turn. :lol:

cruisin
09-26-2012, 01:52 PM
^^ :lol: True, but less than some others. At least there is a rational segue from "Draw Something" to actual drawing.

Simone411
09-26-2012, 03:01 PM
ITA, and there are some very useful links with resources now for anyone who loves to draw. :)

Okay, found another online game site. I played Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right.

http://www.bigmoneyarcade.com/

emason
09-26-2012, 03:58 PM
My morning routine always starts with a visit to Gamehouse.com. I am addicted to Mahjong Solitaire and I love Mahjong: The Endless Journey. The layout changes every day and varies from ridiculously easy to fiendishly hard.

I also like Netives.com where I play Marbles and Warehouse Will.

cruisin
09-26-2012, 09:04 PM
I played Jeopardy, but blew through the entire free set of games in a week! I don't want to pay for it, so I guess I'm done. :lol:

TheGirlCanSkate
09-26-2012, 09:15 PM
It's a kids site but my daughter loves it and we play meeblings as well as other games.

http://www.coolmath-games.com/

Most of the games are "physics" games that we play.

shan
09-26-2012, 10:01 PM
I love http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/brain-games.html

Bloxorz and Hexiom are addictive.