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quills
08-22-2008, 02:42 PM
Calligraphy need not be all about lettering...
this is one of a small series about my family background of cotton spinners and weavers.
Uses the same strokes in the same way as writing a letter form.
I would consider this is just as valid as a piece of Calligraphy as any other I have done.
Food for thought :wave:

Quill and Dr P. H. Martins Bombay Brown Ink

Title: Cotton Spinner

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/69681-Spinner-600.jpg

Hiraeth
08-22-2008, 05:25 PM
Very beautiful!

May I ask; did the color wash come before or after the penstrokes? Is the color wash diluted ink?

Calligraphy need not be all about lettering...
this is one of a small series about my family background of cotton spinners and weavers.
Uses the same strokes in the same way as writing a letter form.
I would consider this is just as valid as a piece of Calligraphy as any other I have done.
Food for thought :wave:

Quill and Dr P. H. Martins Bombay Brown Ink

Title: Cotton Spinner

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/69681-Spinner-600.jpg

InkyEss
08-23-2008, 04:01 AM
Such beauty in those strokes and a very lovely piece of work. :clap: I always admire your skill in knowing how much or how little to paint in, Quills.

marie_d
08-23-2008, 06:25 AM
Calligraphy need not be all about lettering...
this is one of a small series about my family background of cotton spinners and weavers.
Uses the same strokes in the same way as writing a letter form.
I would consider this is just as valid as a piece of Calligraphy as any other I have done.
Food for thought :wave:

Quill and Dr P. H. Martins Bombay Brown Ink

Title: Cotton Spinner

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/69681-Spinner-600.jpg


Very original piece of work , its designed by using the letters contained in your words spinner and cotton. There are also designs that can be made up of decals and scrolls and copperplate has numerous ones made up of just the pen strokes,these are also found under calligraphy. So yes, I would agree with you to that this is a form of calligraphy as well.

TessDB
08-23-2008, 09:23 AM
*Very* interesting-- I'd love to see a detail shot of the face, if you're willing to share... :)

I'm intrigued by the balance between the thicker, bolder lines and the thinner, more delicate work. Both are tied together wonderfully by the loose ink wash. Really impressive work. :thumbsup:

Rosemary

quills
08-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Thanks all :wave:
The wash colour is taken out of the letters with a wet brush Kim


Trying to suggest other pathways that can be very exciting...
and not necessarily very pretty :)
Will keep quiet now for other folk to show :thumbsup:


Rosemary: The original watercolour face a bit dull unpainted is white paper.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/69681-MillGirl-f-550.jpg

InkyEss
08-23-2008, 11:33 AM
I find this fascinating, Neil. I love the hair and it feels like she is on a ship... I like the dreamy aspect of your paintings and how it's almost a fleeting impression. :clap: