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Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« on: October 04, 2022, 11:28:20 PM »
Away from home all day today, so all Iíve got is this sand writing I had in the bag from an earlier walk on the beach.
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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2022, 03:29:00 PM »
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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2022, 05:56:50 PM »
Thank you for you kind thoughts about my bat drawing, @Zivio - It's very flattering that your gallery docent sister enjoys my drawings.  She must look at terrific art all day long.

Nice to see you pull out those watercolors, @AnasaziWrites - are you working wet on dry?  you should try working wet on wet!

I did another bird today!  I do love birds.  And thank you for your kind thought for my little bird yesterday, Mike.  Today I also tried using the G404 - I think it's my favorite now.

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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2022, 06:55:30 PM »
Greetings all of you!

Here is my entry. I'm going to try to refine my flourishes in the next entries.
Generally, I enjoy going back and forth between Copperplate and French roundhand, it stops me from getting too frustrated and discouraged.

@Zivio I hope you had a nice day!
@K-2 your bird is stunning! and your copperplate complements it very well.
@AnasaziWrites I'm curious, do you do the lettering on a printed photo?

Have a nice rest of October 5th, here it's already October 6th ^^

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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 08:48:08 PM »
Flames, flourishes, and fowl, oh my! Nice everyone.

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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2022, 09:13:48 PM »
I revisited a past project today. Awhile ago I had written out a haiku poem on a watercolor background. I wrote it out many times but wasnít really satisfied with any. I tried again today, hoping to produce something a little better. However, I canít see much difference between the previous ones and todayís attempts. Examples below (bottom is todayís).

Maybe I was too stressed or it is simply above my skill level to write out a poem nicely. Also, I was writing the haiku over guidelines on a light pad that has a depth of 5/8Ē. Maybe that affected my writing. For a more advanced calligrapher maybe it wouldnít. 

So anyway, I have switched to individual words, and then I plan to cut out the best ones and add some flourishing tomorrow. Example words below. You might see pink guidelines on the background - itís pink tailorís chalk. An experiment. Seems to come off easy enough with a kneaded eraser. (My Fons and Porter white didnít show well enough.)

Iíll return to the poem another time.
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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2022, 11:28:58 AM »
This is so fun! Yíall are creating some beautiful content. Iím pausing to absorb each one. Bravo!

@tiffany.c.a Love to see your work on the watercolor background. It took the ink nicely. Great progress!

Hope I can get back to ink soon!
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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2022, 04:03:56 PM »
Nice to see you pull out those watercolors, @AnasaziWrites - are you working wet on dry?  you should try working wet on wet!
@K-2
Yes, wet on dry for this one. Wet on wet would achieve the look I was looking for better, as you surmise, but put too much moisture on the paper which then bled through to my cushion sheet, as the paper I was working with is copy paper, not good watercolor paper. Just economizing a little here.

Nice bird, btw.

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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2022, 04:05:11 PM »
@AnasaziWrites  Always a joy to see your contributions! Iíve yet to use anything but Tom Nortonís Walnut ink, having only recently gotten pointed pen working to some level of consistency, but can only imagine how stunning colors and mixtures of colors must look on paper.  For now, trying not to change up the infinite variables Ö but one day!

@Lucie Y  Those hairlines!  THOSE. HAIR. LINES!!  I appreciate your having shared the pictures from two angles to give a sense of the beauty and shimmer of the ink.  A Flourish Forum member (you know who you are) had once DMíd me to ask if ever Iíd seen a ďreal-lifeĒ Spencerian example of ink on paper and most graciously mailed a few, since I had not.  Yes, photos will just never capture this, and your ďFlameĒ must be simply magnificent in person.   

@K-2  Birds! And that lover bird is just splendid! Our local birds are mainly clothed in survival camouflage, so to see such lively colors is enchanting.

@tiffany.c.a   It is my pleasure, truly, to see Spencerian represented here in Inktober 2022 -- thank you for your contributions.  And your flourish work on Day 2 was impressive!  For me, there is so much ahead to continue to learn and improve with writing the script alone, that I doubt Iíll ever have time to explore that special component of the writing arts. For now, Iíll just wipe the drool off of my iPad.  :P   

@Erica McPhee  Inktober or Protober (Padtober?), your work is invariably inspirational and motivational! Hoping my forays into the more ornamental majuscules will lead me, one day, into such effortless (appearing ;)) flourishes in an ornamental style of penmanship.  Brava!
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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2022, 04:21:53 PM »
@AnasaziWrites I'm curious, do you do the lettering on a printed photo?

@Lucie Y
For this one, I started with a blank 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of copy paper, wrote "flame" in watercolor at the bottom, printed the photo over it, sealed the bottom of the photo, and connected the word "flame" to the photo. If I write on a photo that is on copy paper, even if it is sealed, ink or watercolor tends to bleed--the paper becomes more porous, it seems, when a layer of ink is put on it. Now if I were working with real photo paper, I could write upon the photo directly (or if I were using oil paint, pencil, crayon, etc.), and the lettering would not bleed, but that could get expensive if mistakes were made in the lettering which would require reprinting the photo in 8 x 10 or 8.5 x 11 size, perhaps a number of times. Have to save where one can.

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Re: Day 5 - 2022: FLAME
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2022, 04:58:59 PM »
Hey @InkyFingers, a pleasure to see you here catching up on Inktober.  Capital "H's" really challenge my brain and motivation -- those are really inspiring me!  Bravo!
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