Hand lettering practice sessions – 16 August 2015

Today is a good day – I managed to get an early start from my very long list of to do’s at work. I finished two reports and checked my work emails. After laboring on work related matters for almost the rest of the day, I managed to squeeze in some practice sessions for hand lettering and calligraphy sessions.

Happiness. Joy. Love. Faith.
Happiness. Joy. Love. Faith.
You make me happy when skies are gray
You make me happy when skies are gray

Again, I used a combination of the following pens for this practice session:

  1. ArtLine My Calligraphy Pen 4.0
  2. ArtLine My Calligraphy Pen 1.0
  3. ZIG Scroll & Brush in Blue
  4. Faber Castell markers
  5. Faber Castell watercolor pencils for basic illustration

For the paper, it’s still the small Muji unlined notebook which has a smooth and satiny finish. I tried looking for a bigger version of this, maybe an 8 x 13 version but there was none at Muji. Now, I am contemplating on a buying the Daler Rowney sketchbook that I saw at Fully Booked but my full-on pen and paper addiction has caused a considerable dent on my budget already. The Hubs is already seriously contemplating committing me to paper rehab but that would also mean that I will seriously send him to whatever tabletop gaming/nerd rehab out there. (Maybe that’s why we married each other?)

Earlier, as I was practicing lettering at the living room, my father approached and started leafing through the thick calligraphy book I had with me. You see, whatever fascination I have with art — it’s because of my father, who to me, is the best artist in the whole freaking world. It is my father who taught me the basics of calligraphy when I was still in high school and seeing him engrossed on the book, studying the many forms and format made me truly happy.

Thank you, Lord–for the beauty and stillness of art.

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