Thursday, July 17, 2008

Langston Huges Poem

This is the first project I've done in a while, though I have been practising on and off. For me, the foundational hand is much harder than other styles. I think because every mistake is more noticeable. So, if the foundational hand can be mastered, other styles (with the exception of Copperplate) are to write...just my personal opinion.
Oh...there is one mistake in the spelling...jeesh!! I left it since I thought it could be read as dialect. I haven't mastered correcting my mistakes. I usually start all over again. But even with all the mistakes in this project, I'm satisfied with the results!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Calligraphy on YouTube

This is so cool! I can only dream to become this professional.
What an art!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A New Dove

This is for my aunt. It has the names of all her children and grandchildren. The gray areas are actually tiny dots. I felt the picture needed two tones and this seems to have done the trick. Making the dots nearly drove me mad, but it has a nice effect.
If I had the time to do it differently, I changed the direction of a couple of the names, but what's done is done!

LOTR Horse

I am a big fan of the Lord of the Rings. This horse design is taken from
I can't recall which page the actual image is on, but it is under the flags and banners in the costumes.
This horse is for my uncle. All of his nieces and nephews are in the horse.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Dove

Hmmm...it is not all calligraphy as it should be, but not bad for a beginner. I have actually made a monumental mistake in this design. One of the names is in the wrong family...yikes! I put a cousin in the wrong family. I have made another one, but I really like this one more. I need to add a border as well.

Butterfly

I've never had a problem admitting that I am a terrible artist. In this design, I turned the page upside down to make some of the swirls which means that the symmetry is wrong in some parts. So much to learn...so little time!!

Angel

This calligraphic angel is for my grandmother. Of course, she's not going to be pleased with me when she sees her name spelled wrong...argh!! I hope she'll have a chuckle at the mistake.