It’s been over a year since I last practiced some calligraphy. For the past couple of days I’ve been wanting to pick up my pen and ink but never got around to it (honestly I was just being lazy and eating too much chocolate cake). Well, as cliché as it sounds… new year, new me right? So I brought in the new year by dusting off the nibs and getting to work.
Today’s focus was to crack open the Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy book and focus on the ‘g’ and ‘j’ minuscules. I was pretty surprised that it doesn’t look completely atrocious. I can clearly see the areas I want to focus on: consistency of the letter forms, spacing, and shapes of my ovals. With practice, I know i’ll get there ::fingers crossed::
Paper: 8.25×11″ Rhodia Ruled Pad
Nib: Nikko G
Ink: Tom Norton’s Walnut