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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:38
-John Quincy Adams
"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right ones."
Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:15
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain
Posted 09 March 2013 - 17:15
Posted 10 July 2013 - 14:40
Birthday cards for my stepkids in Ottawa. Quick in Sheaffer calligraphy pen, on some kind of fancy paper. Colored initial half-uncial W (how's that for an anachronism!) decorated using Speedball acrylic inks.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 15:29
Beautiful work! Especially the colouring.
Calligraphy posts usually go to the Penmanship forum... if you want to move it
Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:44
Thanks, Barleycorn. If a moderator will move the thread, I'd be happy to have it placed in the penmanship forum.
In the meantime, here's a practice sheet I did today, with a quote from Pastor Mark Buchanan of British Columbia:
Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:03
Your work is lovely and your range admirable.
I've got friends in Davao. Hope you and your family are adjusting well.
Posted 22 August 2013 - 00:02
(Trying to make it a little bit Copperplateish, a little bit Zapfino with mad ligatures, and all with a Renaissance era Greek flavor.)
Before deciding to switch to that hand, I experimented with this other hand for the body of the prayer:
The embossing was fun, and gives very satisfying results. Here's how to do it.
First, use a broad nibbled dipping pen to write the letters on cardboard, then cut them out with an exacto-knife:
Then, on a glass table, flip the cardboard over and place your paper face down on top of it. This will allow the light to shine through your cut-out letters. Take a blunt instrument that won't tear your paper, and rub the letters to make them raised above the surface of the paper, tracing the inside of the cut-out:
Then flip the paper over, and you should have something like this:
Then paint it whatever color you want. I hadn't thought of this, but it occurs to me that it might be possible to use the cut-out cardboard as a mask for painting, maybe even with spray paint. I may try that. It's very easy to emboss another sheet of paper with the same letters. But as it is, I just used a paintbrush with Speedball gold acrylic:
Edited by mac47, 22 August 2013 - 01:15.
Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:26
Here's two versions of the Lord's Prayer in Greek:
Practice sheet with ligatures in margins:
Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:41
I've actually seen those cadels before on another site, i even practised copying the W. Some great work.
It should be noted though that Cadel letters aren't as hard as they look, because there are only really a few critical strokes and then lots of decoration. My point being don't be afraid to have a go. I'd love to see more of them about.
Again great work
Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:44
Glad you liked my stuff. Sanskrit is some scary hard language. Do you have a thread here to show your calligraphy?
Edited by mac47, 16 September 2013 - 12:24.
Posted 16 September 2013 - 16:17
I have a thread on The Write Stuff called Calligraphy Examples but i'll post some more here on the Penmanship section soon
Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:51
Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:47
I think I neglected to post this piece, done last Christmas for my mother-in-law. It is Psalm 128:6 in Hebrew.
What kind of paper did you use for this writing?
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ― Henry David Thoreau
Posted 12 October 2013 - 00:09
Wow that "C" in merry christmas was just mind blowing. Good job for all your pieces.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:01
What kind of paper did you use for this writing?
It is a sheet of Ivory Parchment Paper made by Southworth.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:56