Calligraphy Practice

To be skilled in any art requires hours of practice...so along with my more creative art works,
I also dedicate a significant number of hours to disciplined practice of different letter styles.
It develops my hand, and my eye, and honestly, I just love this time I make to sit and write.

Below are some of my practice pages. They are not finished pieces so please pardon the misspellings, the drips and the ugly bits.

Click on any image below to see it in more detail...

 https://sites.google.com/a/amityparks.com/amity-parks-calligraphy/new-work/IMG_5479.jpg

Handwritten letter to a new friend

 https://sites.google.com/a/amityparks.com/amity-parks-calligraphy/new-work/IMG_9047%20-%20Version%202.jpg

Practice page of 
pen written foundational
Gouache on 
Strathmore Charcoal paper
 https://sites.google.com/a/amityparks.com/amity-parks-calligraphy/new-work/IMG_4624.jpg

Practice Page of
Foundational written with
a1/2" flat brush

 https://sites.google.com/a/amityparks.com/amity-parks-calligraphy/new-work/IMG_3082.jpg

Ruling Pen Roman Cap practice

Acrylic inks and my Tim's pen

 https://sites.google.com/a/amityparks.com/amity-parks-calligraphy/new-work/IMG_3121.jpg

 Trajan Caps Practice Sheet

written with a 1/4" flat brush
 https://sites.google.com/a/amityparks.com/amity-parks-calligraphy/new-work/IMG_2164.JPG

Ruling Pen Caps Practice
Pen-White on Strathmore Gray Paper

words by Ron Whitehead


 

Flat Brush Roman Caps

 

Flat Brush Block Caps
 

Flat Brush Roman Cap W


 

Pen caps with 
FineTech gold watercolors

 

Pen caps and italic in gouache

 

Pen caps and 
Blackletter with
FineTec gold watercolor
on chocolate Murano paper
 

Text caps practice
 

Text caps practice

 

Text caps and 
italic practice
 

Brainstorming for my
Christmas card design

 

More text caps practice
 

More text caps and 
italic practice
 

Differing weights of text caps
 

More and more text caps practice
 

More text caps and 
italic practice...its all about more.

 

Brush caps of different kinds...

 

Casual pen caps
 

Brush blackletter
 

Italic practice

 

Casual pen caps
 

More brush Trajans
 

Folded pen practice
 

Pointed brush practice

 

More folded pen practice