Posts Tagged ‘calligraphy’
To Have Ambition
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Who would have thought that cheesy ’80s pop music would spawn further art? The Gang of Four song I Love a Man in a Uniform has always held this little gem that, on some tired days, feels like my life motto.
To have ambition is my ambition
This word art piece uses beautiful sparkling inks and has elaborate decorations in varying stages of doneness to represent the unfulfilled ambitions — from fully realized illumunation around the capital to the barely-sketched design beneath the final word, process becomes product.
Above, you can see the shiny embedded in pretty much all of the ink used in this piece. Below, you can see how it looks in a frame, a gorgeous example of artistic hopefulness.
Categories: Floating Gallery, Pretty Words, Things I'm a Fan Of
Tags: brush and ink, calligraphy, for sale, illumination, pen and ink, word art
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Make what you have
Do what you need
This gorgeous word art mixes rich rose, vivid violet, and luscious lavender inks. The brilliant colors and motivational message would bring brightness to any studio, office, or home.
Whenever you’re frustrated by not having the just-right tools or supplies, you can look at this lovely ink art and remind yourself to make do.
Above, you can see the edges of vivid purple and dusky blue on the big splashing word art framing the loose calligraphy of the main aphorism. Below, this bright word art is in a big frame, ready to cheer up any space with its inspiring message.
Categories: Floating Gallery, Pretty Words
Tags: brush and ink, calligraphy, nfs, pen and ink, sold, word art
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Word Art Wednesday is back after its short break! This was a request from one of my patient Patreon patrons, and I couldn’t resist the urge to get fussy with the drop cap.
What are you persnickety about?
Categories: Pretty Words
Tags: brush and ink, brush lettering, calligraphy, pen and ink, pencil, word art, word art weds
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
This week’s word art is a request from Kim, one of my lovely Patreon supporters. As soon as I saw her request, I actually went and washed an old piece of art I wasn’t happy with, getting most of the paint off but leaving the ghostly blue world behind. Paper doesn’t recycle quite as well as parchment, but there wasn’t too much blurring with the strong Sharpie marker, though you can see some in the green vines on the upper left there.
If you’d like to see your own favourite word reinterpreted, consider becoming a patron! For a mere $5 you could get your request fulfilled.
Categories: Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Pretty Words, Series and Books
Tags: calligraphy, kim, more cowbell, nfs, patreon, sharpie marker, sold, word art, word art weds
May Patreon sketches & a bit of word art
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
This past Wednesday was a bit of a madhouse, and this next one might be worse. My roommate of 9 years is moving out, and someone new is moving in! I’m very grateful to have found someone so fast (as is my old roomie, who got to squeak out with less than a month’s notice), but it’s going to be a lot of changes. The first of which is a small raise in my rent, sigh!
Do consider supporting my art on Patreon and optionally getting sketches of your own, assuming that my art is something enjoy and support!
In lieu of doing my own word art live on Periscope, I did this little quote from Inception while watching someone else’s Periscope. Perisception, or something.
This is sort of a study for a larger piece of art. It’s interesting trying to google people knitting, because in half the photos you can tell it’s just a model holding the needles attractively instead of actually knitting.
Gollum is saying, “Precious is back from the tasty orange munchie mans… And some new hair!” I have basically no excuse for this one, but it’s definitely Jeff’s fault.
So let’s conclude with a lovely little cup of wildflowers, a bright breath of spring after the foreverness of winter this year.
Have a lovely short holiday week, for those of you who got Monday off!
Categories: Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
Tags: brush pen, calligraphy, gollum, inception, japanese watercolors, kim, patreon, pen and ink, pencil, sketch, watercolor, word art, word art weds
Word Art, week 4+2
Monday, November 30th, 2015
November’s over, and I won at NaNoWriMo, hooray! I even managed a piece of word art every day through flu and freezing cold and fickle cats trying to sleep on my hands while I typed. So yay for finished projects!
I have had an inquiry about making a booklet of these — what do you think? Would you want a handmade book of weird words? It would be a lot of work to scan and format and print, but it might be fun to have the project preserved for posterity.
Categories: Pretty Words
Tags: brush and ink, calligraphy, pen and ink, sketch, word art, word art nov15
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