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Autumnwillow
11-28-2007, 10:47 AM
Hello all,

I'm mostly over in the Decorative Arts forum, but occasionally I get a calligraphy project that isn't just addressing wedding invitations, so I post the fun stuff when I have it... this one is a poem the client's son wrote when he was much younger, (so I can't post the whole thing, sorry) now he's 19 and she had me do it up for him for Christmas. Such a thoughtful gift... I was impressed with the idea.

I used a Schaffer fountain pen, fine nib, and watercolor pencils for the water. I wanted it to have an Irish look, and muted water colors for the most part. The hand is something I saw on the internet, but modified to make it original.

Overview, edited, sorry again... not my poem!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Nov-2007/64104-crop_edited_for_internet.JPG

Close up of lettering:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Nov-2007/64104-Schaffer_close_up.JPG

Thanks for looking!

Michele

debsn2paintn
11-28-2007, 10:57 AM
Wow Michele, I'm impressed!

jeanvrb
11-28-2007, 10:19 PM
Free handed!!!!!! How in the world do you do that? Great work. I have trouble writing my name and then be able to read it.

Jeanette

Autumnwillow
11-28-2007, 10:35 PM
Thanks Deb, I aim to impress ;)

Well silly Jeanette, I'm a Calligrapher! I get PAID to have neat handwriting! :lol:

Michele

Fauxgeddaboudit
11-29-2007, 05:40 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :D :heart: s.a.

CPM
11-30-2007, 11:58 AM
Michele, This is coming out awesome. The water is fantastic! - Chris

Autumnwillow
11-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Thanks Chris, but it's finished :o I had to blank out the poem because it isn't mine to show, but it's all there... :D

Michele