U is for Uncial

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

U is for Uncial, calligraphic illumination by Amy Crook

U is for Uncial, calligraphic illumination by Amy Crook

I guess there’s not a lot of Ulrichs or Ursulas out there, but if there are, this is the letter for them! I personally plan to use it to spell STFU until someone buys one of the letters. And, of course, you can always put U and I together and be a terrible pickup line.

Uncial is one of the classic calligraphy fonts, so I wanted to do a proper homage in warm earthy brown and cheerful new-leaf green. There’s just a touch of gold decoration in the fattest parts of the letter, giving it a lovely bit of sparkle.

U is for Uncial, 5″x5″ pen & ink, Japanese watercolor and glitter gel pen on paper.

U is for Uncial, detail, by Amy Crook

U is for Uncial, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the gold glitter illuminating the letter with just a touch of sparkle. Below, you can revisit the last few weeks of letters, plus the lovely, flourishing F.

S, T, F & U, illuminated letters by Amy Crook

S, T, F & U, illuminated letters by Amy Crook

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