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Biomorphic Borders


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This ONLINE course prepared by Adam Williamson

Learn how to compose classical layouts for biomorphic, arabesque, tezhib boarders.

This class combines both freehand and geometric elements. We explore glide patterns and mitres. There is an overview of the terminology associated within decorative forms and explore the various motifs and compositional devices used to build classical biomorphic boarders at different scales.

Biomorphic Borders

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REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Cartridge paper – A3 size ideally heavy weight (120gsm plus)
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Drop Bow Compass
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

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