Calligraphy practise

A quick bombardment of photos of playing around and working from modern calligraphy by Lucy Edmonds. I attached my pen nib to a pencil and used purple ink. It’s interesting experimenting with how much ink the nib will hold and use before it needs refilling.

Needless to say I’m happier with some of what I’ve done, but I hope that playing around might result in prettier drawings in the future!

16 thoughts on “Calligraphy practise”

  1. I used to do a bit of calligraphy (many, many years ago). I’ve been wanting to get back to it. You’re doing a great job with it!

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      1. It was when I was a teenager, and at that time, I had received a calligraphy set as a gift. It came with a pen which held an ink cartridge and had 5 or 6 nibs which screwed into the barrel. There were several different nibs ranging in width. I don’t exactly recall what they were like now…I’m sure I still have the set somewhere, unless it got lost in all my moves over the years.

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      1. I struggle with that myself, but I also think it looks great. Maybe you could use that first bird to make a card or mixed media project. I really do think it’s lovely.

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      2. Let me think about it and figure out how to explain it in a post and I will get back to you.

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