Last week, I got my dip pens out to try my hand at calligraphy!
For a long time now, I have wanting to be able to write quotes on my artwork in the beautiful copperplate style. After a week of practice, all I can say is..I do have a 'long way' to go before I get a hold of the slant and strokes. I struggled so much with the downstrokes that I did not even bother trying any particular style of calligraphy! All I wanted to do was get the thick and thin letters right!
..will get there eventually, until then shall keep practicing!
In fact, the other day, I met a calligrapher at the art store and she recommended I get the oblique nib holder which would help me get my slant and also improve my strokes. I tried looking for that holder, but looks like it's very popular and was out of stock everywhere! Will post my find if and when I get one!
If you know where to find an oblique pen or have any suggestions on how to improve my calligraphy...please leave me a comment! I need all the help I can get!
In other news..I have something exciting coming up next week..will share more soon...maybe as soon as Monday..standby!
And here are some watercolor pieces from this week...it was a slow week when it came to painting because I spent most of my waking hours practicing my calligraphy!
On Etsy.. Mason Jar -Watercolor on 140 # Sennelier Rough watercolor paper and M Graham paints
Watercolor On 140# Arches Rough ..0n Etsy
That's all for this week...Happy Sunday!