June 2017

C17: Day 156 – Yesterday, part 2

June 5, 2017

So beer and calligraphy didn’t appear to mix too well last night. Who knew? So I’m having another go at yesterday’s exercise and I think I’ve done a better job.

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C17: Day 155 – Ink flow

June 4, 2017

I nearly forgot to do my practice today, and it’s possible that calligraphy and beer don’t mix too well. I seemed to have either too much ink in the nib, or not enough. The worksheet is on the left, my paltry efforts on the right.  

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C17: Day 154 – Getting the nib in the holder correctly

June 3, 2017

I was searching for more worksheets online this morning when I stumbled on a whole book about penmanship, including a section on how to use an oblique holder. It seems that I had my holder the wrong way round, so today I have repeated the same exercises as days 153 and 152, with the nib now at the […]

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C17: Day 153 – Today’s calligraphic exercises

June 2, 2017

Shoulder still not impressed by the work it’s being asked to do, hence the wobbliness. The Indian Red ink is lovely, though. (Updated with better photo.)

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C17: Day 152 – Round hand calligraphy

June 1, 2017

Whilst I was in London, I went to the wonderful L Cornelisson & Son, the most amazing art supplies shop in the city, to pick up some ink and ask advice about calligraphy pens. I’ve always wanted to do calligraphy, but being left-handed has posed some problems. Because of how I hold a pen, so-called ‘left-handed’ pens […]

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