afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
So @misskat recently posted Dreamwidth-themed Christmas song filks. Here's one of them in red and green script. I like the second photo because the angle emphasizes the similarity of the letters somehow ;) (it's a bit rushed because I'm late as it is, but I'm posting anyway because that's the nature of the challenge!)

Done with red and green Staedtler Calligraph duo markers, on wove ivory Conqueror paper. Title is done in 3.5mm; text in 2mm.


afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Here's one of my favorite lines from Dreamwidth's diversity statement.

Focus today is on letterforms and consistency across the entire text, with minimal flourishes or fancy layout. This is the second attempt where I've tried to keep my hand looser, first attempt was more sloppy.

Written using Brause nib 2mm with winsor & newton sepia on a light purple sheet of paper. (I think the purple might not be showing up very well though)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Majuscules! Done with a Brause nib in J Herbin Vert Olive. Alas the photo does not do justice to the shading of the green.

Angles are all still wonky ;_; but I am beginning to remember what letters look like.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
So here's the rest of the alphabet. I only had a blank notebook available and no easy way to make guidelines or grids so errr. Lots of falling letters, beware!
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Spent today at a calligraphy workshop playing with pointed pens. Ummm may have come home with a TWSBI fountain pen (extra fine point and 1.5 broad) and ink.

Which made me realize that I must stop buying ink this is ridiculous!

...or I could just try to use them all up :)

Starting a 30-day challenge today. Will be boring drills at first, getting my hand back in. Both pointed pen and broad nib calligraphy count (though they are different disciplines. Shhhh)

Aim is to have at least one page a day. May be practice, may be a quote or stanza etc. I'll start with the alphabet to get my hand back in then move on to actual words.


I'd love to be able to write down your favorite quote, poem etc, so if you'd like me to try please comment with the exact words and I'll try to figure something out!

Here is day 1, done with a TWSBI mini 1.5 mm broad nib in Ruby (Pelikan Edelstein Ink collection)



Also, bonus, made this bookmark during the workshop:



Choice of words and arrangement are mine. Smudges also all mine. (You should've seen my hands ;-))