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Title: 2021 Calligraphy Capital Advent Calendar
Post by: Erica McPhee on December 02, 2021, 01:31:01 PM
I did this a few years ago on Instagram and it was really fun. I posted a bunch of Copperplate and Spencerian capitals behind a “door” image each day until Christmas. Instead of posting a bunch of pictures, I am going to post one with all the variants on it, each day until Christmas. Feel free to comment or add some variants.

These are capitals I am playing around with in ProCreate on the ipad and will some day translate to pen and ink if possible. I love ProCreate for the free flowing pen tool and ability to redo as many times as I need without wasting paper or ink. It doesn’t always translate to pen and ink later because of the pressure and directions I go, but still a useful exercise.  :)

Hope it inspires you to play and create your own!  :-*

If you click on the photo, you can see a higher res version and each letter up close.

December 1 | A
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 02, 2021, 01:31:53 PM
December 2 | B
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Post by: AnasaziWrites on December 02, 2021, 05:36:57 PM
Looks like fun. Hope to post something next week.
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Post by: Sally Ellington on December 03, 2021, 12:41:32 PM
I am so excited about seeing this series. Your flourishing is so inspiring!
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 03, 2021, 02:38:30 PM
Looking forward to it Mike! Thanks Sally!  ;D

Here is December 3 | C
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Post by: ErinBear on December 03, 2021, 09:24:19 PM
I aspire to flourish as beautifully as Erica McPhee!

Thank you for gifting us with such a feast for the eyes. Beautiful indeed.
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 04, 2021, 11:32:27 AM
Thanks so much @ErinBear !  ;D

December 4 | D
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Post by: Gary on December 05, 2021, 04:50:35 AM
Beautiful! My favourites to date.
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 05, 2021, 04:37:13 PM
Thank you @Gary !  ;D

December 5 | E
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 05, 2021, 05:10:12 PM
Just wanted to add, you can click on the photo for a higher resolution version and see each letter up close. Also, I edited the first three images so each letter is a different color which helps to differentiate.  ;)
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 06, 2021, 01:10:16 PM
December 6 | F
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 08, 2021, 11:19:27 AM
December 7 | G
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 08, 2021, 11:20:03 AM
December 8 | H
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 09, 2021, 12:21:28 PM
December 9 | I
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 10, 2021, 05:11:16 PM
December 10 | J
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 11, 2021, 11:35:29 AM
December 11 | K

This one is my favorite.  :D
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 12, 2021, 12:30:17 PM
December 12 | L
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Post by: K-2 on December 12, 2021, 03:34:06 PM
@Erica McPhee - I'm studying your K's quite intensely!  I have a vested interest in flourished K's!
--yours truly, K
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 13, 2021, 11:13:51 AM
@K-2, I have about 20 more if you get bored. LOL. Be sure to click on the file so you can see them up close.  :)

December 13 | M
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Post by: AnasaziWrites on December 13, 2021, 05:22:06 PM

December 13 | M
@Erica McPhee
Nice.
I certainly have a vested interest in "M."
Explain again, if you will, how you are drawing these?
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 14, 2021, 04:53:23 PM
Thanks @AnasaziWrites ! I use ProCreate on the ipad and an ipad pencil. The “nib” I use is a brush based on the Leonardt Principal nib. It’s a great way to practice and do layout which I can then use on a light board with pen and ink. These are the result of hours of play seeing what I can come up with. The nice thing about their execution is that I can make a shade on both downstrokes and upstrokes.

Eventually, I will try to create these same letters using pen and ink. For now, it’s an excellent way to invent new ones, see what is successful, and what isn’t without wasting paper, ink, and nib. Although I know for sure, some of these will never translate to pen and ink.

December 14 | N
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 15, 2021, 01:56:49 PM
December 15 | O
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 16, 2021, 11:15:11 PM
December 16 | P
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Post by: JanisTX on December 17, 2021, 08:49:01 AM
Love this, @Erica McPhee !  Brilliant work, as usual!  Keep 'em coming! :-)

Janis
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Post by: handmadeletters on December 17, 2021, 04:27:46 PM
Wooooooowie, Erica! This is such a fun idea. Thank you for sharing! Your flourishes are so effortless!
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Post by: Gary on December 18, 2021, 04:08:03 AM
Inspiring!
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 18, 2021, 12:56:48 PM
Thanks so much @JanisTX @handmadeletters @Gary ! I appreciate the kind words!  :-*

December 17 | Q
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 18, 2021, 12:57:41 PM
December 18 | R
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 19, 2021, 07:41:58 PM
December 19 | S
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 20, 2021, 10:07:07 AM
December 20 | T
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Post by: JanisTX on December 20, 2021, 08:13:49 PM
Love those Js!! (For obvious reasons!)
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 21, 2021, 03:05:42 PM
Thanks @JanisTX !  ;D

December 21 | U/V
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 22, 2021, 12:12:35 PM
December 22 | W
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 24, 2021, 03:07:08 PM
December 23 | X
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 24, 2021, 03:07:28 PM
December 24 | Y
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 25, 2021, 01:57:41 AM
December 26 | Z
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 25, 2021, 02:02:55 AM
Thanks for following along everyone. Merry Christmas!
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Post by: darrin1200 on December 25, 2021, 08:40:16 AM
Merry Christmas Erica

I wish you and everyone in the group a Happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
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Post by: AnasaziWrites on December 25, 2021, 10:10:07 AM
Thanks for following along everyone. Merry Christmas!
The same to you and yours
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Post by: AnasaziWrites on December 25, 2021, 10:11:47 AM
December 26 | Z
Well done on the whole alphabet.
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Post by: Ruben77 on December 25, 2021, 11:52:10 AM
Thank you very much for this beautiful journey. The examples and variants are very inspiring. This is a nice gift you gave us.
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Post by: Gary on December 27, 2021, 07:58:33 AM
Thanks for following along everyone. Merry Christmas!
I wrote that the D was my favourite to date but they are ALL my favourites. Thank you so much Erica for the inspiration and for the forum.
I hope that Santa was able to deliver to everyone the presents that money cannot buy - Love, Friendship and Good Health. May they "flourish" for you all in 2022.
Gary
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Post by: Erica McPhee on December 27, 2021, 12:26:46 PM
Many thanks to @darrin1200 @AnasaziWrites @Ruben77 and @Gary .

Happy New Year everyone!  :-*
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Post by: Cyril Jayant on January 19, 2022, 06:37:54 AM
Beautiful series and I am wondering how I missed this thread ???
My favourite letter is D and I love your letter D too !!!