Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Carved Calligraphy

A practice page of Neuland style calligraphy. Love this style, though have never been formally taught this one - so, I'm a bit unsure and shaky about it. I like the way the tops and bottoms of the letters touch each other. I believe it's German in origin.
This was a difficult experiment... I actually did it a long time ago and printed it a few weeks ago. (gotta wait for the ink to completely dry before painting it.) The quote came from an old class list at 'Haystack' art center in Oregon... I can't remember who wrote it but it was honoring a great calligrapher who had passed on. I wrote out the calligraphy, traced and carved it in wood. It will probably be the last time I do it. Unless it's engraved in a hard wood like Cherry, the Shina wood just splinters when trying to carve fine details. Very frustrating! I think it turned out kind of nice...

5 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

i think the painted piece is beautiful...what a difficult carving that must have been! your letters look amazing though-i'm in awe of your carving ability (they were carved backwards too right?)

artslice said...

Thank you, Beth... Yup, they were carved backwards. So hard to get the points so stay in tact.

Jeane said...

better then nice Brenda!

artslice said...

:0)Thanks, Jeane.

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