Saturday, January 27, 2018

Adjustable Triangle

(Link to video on Facebook) The client wanted a warm, handmade look for their logo, so I painted it in gouache.


The tool I use at the beginning is an adjustable triangle / protractor which lets you rule a consistent slope of a known angle. It also has an "inking edge," which is beveled so that the ink or paint won't crawl under it.




4 comments:

Glenn Tait said...

This is great, very old school, though back in the day it probably would have been done in black ink, but red would have worked well in a stat camera. I am amazed that Alvin still has enough of a market to produce many of the traditional items they offer, like the adjustable set square. I purchased a Parallel Glider (in essence a portable rolling T-Square) from them a year and a half ago. Nice to see a hand crafted logo.

Alan Anderson said...

That brings me back to my early drafting days. I still use them!!!!

babangada r said...

Hi Jim...How would this be for perspective lines in a drawing? Jada

James Gurney said...

Jada, I don't think it would be any special help for perspective lines, since a plain straightedge is really what you need. However, it would be great for maintaining a constant slant in lettering.