Calligraphy – II

12 02 2012

As promised, in absence of any sign of a bugger’s muddle, I bring you, long-suffering reader, an early attempt at calligraphy from the QE zoo.

I’m quite proud of it really. The ‘p’ is a bit mucked up (but not quite buggered up, so I am still sharing). The pen I used for this (I used a left-handed fountain pen until I get the proper hang of the ink flow through the dip-nibs) had a trace of blue left around it from years gone by, so the yellow ink I was using came out quite a pleasing green… despite me being quite sure I’d rinsed out all the blue crusty bits. I also liked the effect of writing on nice “watercolour” paper. It forced me to slow right down, and enjoy all the curves and folds.

I’m still getting the hang of all my new left-handed dip-nibs, and I think it’ll be a while yet before I get the hang of the different pressure needed.

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

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12 02 2012
Quieter Elephant

If you want to see how it’s REALLY done, check this out: http://handeunver.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/bosphorus-2/

14 02 2012
misfits' miscellany

You’re just an old romantic.

14 02 2012
Quieter Elephant

Less of the “old”, if you don’t mind…

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