Now I think I have an addiction! It's only supposed to be 1 a week haha. Inspired by Black Letter and Arabic calligraphy. Funny enough both of them have quite a number of similarities, the pointed tips, the curved lines, and the diamonds as well.
I'm actually happy because it's not as girly as I usually make everything look.
Subconcious mistakes for Claire: The loops look weird (sometimes when I'm drawing them I feel like I'm holding my breath so I don't mess up) and those three curves in the stem are also off.
over 1 year ago
Beautiful. Well done :D
Thank you @Mike!!
Great!! @Faheema Patel
Blackletter & Arabic, an interesting combo. It works!
Thanks @Matthew they have similar characteristics
You're surpassed yourself again @Faheema!
@Abdallah thank you! still lots more to learn! I have been watching some calligraphers on youtube, I envy how talented they are, especially when they write with the Arabic style in English, it looks like a mix of Arabic with Gothic, really inspiring :)
@Luna Portnoi thank you!
I envy how talented you are @Faheema :)
Ahaha I love the subconscious mistake! Although I have to say those loops look pretty smooth to me.. The diagonal curves on the left side are just beautiful, I love them. Really looking forward to seeing more of these, although you're going to have to rename your project title at this rate.
@Abdallah aww but you are quite talented yourself! :)
@Mike | Creative Mints:) thanks!
@Claire haha I remembered this time! Thank you. Good point! I think I will have to try to control my excitement, although when I get an idea there's no stopping me from sketching it.
Nothing wrong with that, might as well take advantage of the enthusiasm. (It also means you can then afford a week off if you ever need it!)
@Claire you are surely right, doesn't make sense to repress ideas when you have them.
Do you use tracing paper to do this?
@Kishan definitely! my sketches are just a base, I try my best to refine it when I trace over.
Beautiful work @Faheema, really liking these caps! You could do a drop cap project like @Jessica did, or something. I love the ornamental vertical. Keep 'em coming!
Ahmazing.... I don't think you need a Calligraphy tutor ;)
Really nice :)
Nicely done! Super fresh
@Joseph Alessio Thank you! You know it wasn't my plan to work on upper case but it just so happened that the A sketch was and then the upper case B followed, so now I think I have to stick with it haha. My friend @Jennifer was the one who suggested we do a typo piece each week, so I guess we'll see how it goes. But it's really fun and Jessica's pieces are definitely inspiring.
@James Blevins naww, I just want someone to teach me from their experience, I learn best from watching others but youtube is also a good resource. I bought a calligraphy pen today!! :D
@Francis Chouquet, @Bart Vollebregt Thank you so much!
@Faheema looking forward to see the others you come up with! Really nice work.
you are magic
@Giuseppe that means a lot coming from you, I think you are really talented! Was inspired by your C, I want to try making a letter very ornate in the Victorian style and the filigree ornaments. I always thought it was way to intricate to do.
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