Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sentiments to Society

What is there to do when you are feeling down trodden and are trying to 
procrastinate --  not get down to work?
What else but practice some calligraphy 
and write out some sentiments from the heart!
above is a blend of Walnut Ink and 
Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite liquid acrylic ink in 51K Brass 
plus a little graphite shading.

Here the attempt is using watercolor and blending from one colour to another
plus a little shading with Prismacolor Pencils

Sumi Vermillion ink for the lettering and 
Sumi Vermillion blended with Walnut Ink 
and ever increasing amounts of white watercolor.

Each page was done entirely with pointed pen. All the decoration, while inspired by Zentangle was done with pointed pen and an intention to play with the thick and thin lines created by a pointed pen calligraphy nib.
I used Canson Calligraphy Parchment for the first page (8.5 x 11 / 24lb.) and Paper and Ink Arts brand Diploma Parchment (8.5 x 11 / 47lb.) for the other two. The nib was a Brause Steno used throughout. I did intend to try several nibs, but this nib was very nice and holds a lot of ink -- so I just kept using it!