Saturday, June 16, 2012

Another Calligraphy Experiment

This is another interesting experiment from Peter Halliday's book, Calligraphy Art & Colour.

I mixed gouache with blue watercolour and used a Speedball C-2 nib. Starting in the middle of the page, I added more water each time I turned the journal to write the next line.  Fun, and practice at the same time!


10 comments:

  1. Wow! This is really nice calligraphic work. Blessings!

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  2. Susan,
    Nice to see you join APR. I absolutely love callagraphy in general and your piece is so cool. I so wish I did lettering well, it's a love of mine that I just can't master, maybe it's the left handedness.
    Best,
    Jenn

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  3. So beautifully unique..symbolic..gorgeous maze of words...
    victoria

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  4. this is beautiful - i like how you lightened the color as you worked out. and i like the quote!

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  5. What a fantastic idea...It looks amazing. I used to love callagraphy but haven't done any for years.
    It's wonderful to see such brilliant work ;D

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  6. What a great take on the monochrome theme. Your lettering is wonderful.

    Darla

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  7. LOVE this! I have never learned how to do calligraphy and am in awe of anyone who can! Warmly, Tracy (from Artist's Play Room #13)

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  8. Wow, your writing is so neat and perfect. Maybe I should learn calligraphy, would improve my chicken scrawl. Love the way the colour fades. Beautiful piece.
    Von

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  9. Susan this is just glorious... I love Calligraphy even though I am complete rubbish at it myself, but this is wonderfully done... love the use of colour fades... xx

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