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Offline Erica McPhee

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Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« on: June 03, 2022, 01:16:49 PM »
I was recently asked by a very dear friend (a police officer) to calligraph a set of capital letters that a friend of his texts him every night and their meaning. I donít usually do this type of work but this person is one of the nicest people I know and I canít say no to him.  ;D

I knew Copperplate or Spencerian wasnít going to look right so I decided to use pointed pen Roman Caps and broad pen Italic. I started doing Italic when I was 10 or 11 years old but it took a backseat once I started doing pointed pen scripts around 1993. I recently took John Stevenís Italic variation class (which was incredible by the way and his hand outs are the equivalent of a complete book in PDF format). Iím still trying to shake off my earlier influences and although needing some practice, Iím starting to make progress.

I did the background in ProCreate and scanned in the calligraphy. It is 11x14 and I had it printed on a hanging piece of tag board which had a piece of wood across the top. (Forgot to get a pic of that darn it.) I was really happy with how it turned out and so was he.  :)
Truly, Erica
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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2022, 01:17:12 PM »
Oh and the logo at the top is the Jesuit school they both attended.
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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2022, 05:06:35 PM »
And those are dead gorgeous letterings.  I love the theme and art work behind the letterings.  Great composition.

Thank you for sharing.   I am a huge fan of Italic and Roman.

 

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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2022, 06:58:05 PM »
Thanks so much @InkyFingers  :-*
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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 07:43:19 AM »
Very nicely done, @Erica McPhee

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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2022, 12:46:19 AM »
Thank you @AnasaziWrites:-*
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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2022, 05:49:19 PM »
Beautifully done work.
Fantastic piece    Erica!!! ;D

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Re: Rare (for me) Roman Cap and Italic Work
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2022, 02:54:26 PM »
Thanks so much @Cyril Jayant:-*
Truly, Erica
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