Back to the Basics

At various times, I’ve been able to settle into a morning routine
that includes calligraphy practice. Sometimes the practice is actually making finished pieces.
Other times, it’s just back to the basics of form with something like Roman Capitals
done in monoline to really emphasize the proportions, shapes and angles.

Roman caps are the most difficult alphabet for me, due to the precision required in the form and the great amount of pen or brush manipulation required to write them beautifully. Mastering them takes a lot of practice and, for me, is an on-going practice.

Taking time to warmup...
Taking time to warmup…