I was reading the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild Magazine and was inspired to do calligraphy on black. I remembered that I had a new journal with black pages. I got it a few years ago and it has been waiting for just the right moment. (Journals have personalities, right??)
The first page is done with a gel pen. It was kind of a "warm up" page:
Then I got out the gouache and a Speedball "B" nib. "B" nibs have round ends which are perfect for doing the "text" hand:
Once I was warmed up with the pen, I wanted to do some black on white. I modified some lower case italics to do them all on one line, as if they were capital letters. I did a whole 8 1/2" x 11" sheet and then trimmed out a smaller rectangle:
So far, Make Art Every Day is going well!