Saturday, April 4, 2020

BVCG AprilLettering Challenge - Day 3 & 4

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Apr2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeApr2020_Week1.html


A couple more words down the hatch... Caring and Dream

Click on any image to see more details etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Apr2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeApr2020_Week1.html

Thursday, April 2, 2020

BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 1 & 2

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Apr2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeApr2020_Week1.html

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Apr2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeApr2020_Week1.htmlI decided to do a slightly different format for this month's challenges - a weekly accordion style with each word done in the same style for that week. I'll then somehow bind the 4+ weeks...

Several of our Guild members did accordion lettered artwork using oversized letters falling of the page with various doodled areas. I really like the look. So just decided to fill the page with large letters, interlocking them etc. Not that legible - but that didn't bother me this time... I decided to write the actual word in small letters just so you could read y word - BIG GRIN.

I'm using various watercolors.

Click on any image to see more details etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Apr2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeApr2020_Week1.html

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Booklet

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Mini%20Booklet.html


March has ended and now all my words are happily sitting in this booklet for easy viewing. 

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Mini%20Booklet.htmlOne of my friends was showing a bunch of other friends at our bi weekly get togethers how to make it. I was absently listening not thinking I would ever make it... but then I started playing and the next thing I knew I altered it to fit all 31 words. Love the result.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Mini%20Booklet.html

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Day 31

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week5.html

BVCG March Lettering Challenge day 31. And another month comes to an end...

 I really love this one, the color and the funkyness of the letters (kind of "bone'ish").

Click on image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Monday, March 30, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge - Day 29 & 30

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week5.html

BVCG March Lettering Challenge day 29 and 30. I really like both of these. The colors and style of lettering, again fun...

Click on any mage to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week5.html

Saturday, March 28, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge - Day 27 & 28

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html 
Day 27 and 28 BVCG March Lettering Challenge. I love olives... so had fun with this one... The Palatinate Purple is OK. I like that style of lettering - fun.

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html

Friday, March 27, 2020

Wk 13 - Walking - We All Walk

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.html
Scribbled Lives 2020 challenge Wk 13. I came across this fun alphabet for the word "walk" and had to play with it.

On Recollections black cardstock, Gelly Roll white gel pen (med sized words), Prisma colored pencils (white, yellow, red) (large word), Brause 515 pointed pen nib and Bleed Proof white ink (small words).
 
Quote: We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. Earl Nightingale

Thursday, March 26, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge - day 25 & 26

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html



BVCG March Lettering Challenge day 25 and 26

Painted the background with Winsor and Newton watercolors in a yellow and green overlay. Wrote the words with a Parallel Pen.

Used Winsor and Newton watercolors, a Parallel pen and shadowed with a Micron.
 http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Day 23 & 24

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html

BVCG March Lettering Challenge day 23 & 24.

Wrote out the word with a Parallel pen and Winsor and Newton watercolors. Shadowed with a Micron. Added the hanging flowers with a pointed brush.

I used Calligraphica Crystals "Nickel" which in real life has a silvery look to it. I thought it was a nice grey which is what Xanadu is... Love the word too... Used a Dreaming Dogs ruling pen, but can't remember which one...

Click on any image to see more. enjoy 

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Bister - A Brown Pigment

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Bister_ABrownPigment.html
I was curious about the word "Bister".

There a powder from Belgium and I thought the name had a bit of a Flemish feel to it... and on dictionary.com this is their description. It mentioned French origin and also the spelling BISTRE


Click on image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Sunday, March 22, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge - Day 21 & 22

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html


Decorated Kersal style capital and then the miniscules I created to go with it... Colored pencils.

The lettering in the bottom image is an unknown style. Came across it and then forgot where... Story of my life...

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week4.html

Friday, March 20, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge - Day 19 & 20

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html
I tried to create the Giant Star Sapphire... painted with Winsor and Newton watercolors.


Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wk 12 - Celebrate Irish - Ever Tried

 http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.htmlScribbled Lives 2020 Wk 12 - Celebrate Irish. I did 3 takes on this piece... I'm happy with the results.

I used Indigo 140# CP 100% cotton Natural White Deckle Edge WC paper I sprinkled Bister powders (yellow, green, blue). Then wrote the final text with Sumi ink.

Click on image to see more details and descriptions etc. There is a description of my frustration and how I got around it...

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.html

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

BVCG March Challenge - Day 17 & 18

 http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html


I love the lettering for Quinacridone Coral... (found on Waltzing Matilda eons ago)

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html

Monday, March 16, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Day 15 & 16

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html 

I love Holbein's "Opera Pink" color. I have it in both wtercolor and gouache... It's my favorite pink...

I love the way the Pyrrol words turned out.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy
 http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week3.html

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Wk 11 - New Thought - With The New Day

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.html
Thought I'd do a 2nd piece using a technique I recently saw - dropping Bister ink crystals into wet letters. I normally drop inks into wetness but this technique fives nice spotted texture.

Click on image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Bister Ink Experiment


http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BisterInkExperiment.html
(water logged letters still wet)
I really love Bister inks. Easy to use and vibrant or muted results can be achieved.

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BisterInkExperiment.html
(used the left over powders and still more powder left over...)
I recently saw a piece done by Carol DuBosch using them sprinkled onto rough watercolor paper and then writing with a wet tool.

You may have seen a previous piece I did using the Bister inks but dropping the powders into the wet letters (see HERE) which I did for a challenge on the Scribbled Lives 2020 Facebook page. So I thought I'd try the way Carol described it. I'm definitely going to do more experimenting.,,

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BisterInkExperiment.html
(supplies used)

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Day 13 & 14

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html


Boy these days are going past fast... I'm loving doing all these words...

I love the way I did the "orange" word with the folded pen.
 
Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html


Friday, March 13, 2020

Wk 11 - New Thoughts - Tell Me And I Forget


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.html
Wk 11 of the Scribbled lives 2020 Facebook challenge with New Thoughts as the theme. I did 4 variations. Not sure which I prefer... The Monkey Bar Caps lettering style is a new on for me which I recently came across. Thought it was interesting with a lot of potential.

Quote: Tell Me and Forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy





Thursday, March 12, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Day 11 & 12

 http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html
A couple more down the hatch BIG GRIN - Kingman Green Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli.

Pointed pen, watercolors and graphite. Above in Bookhand and below in a script style.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 10 - Texture - The True Worth Of A Man

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.html
We're in to March challenges for the Scribbled Lives 2020 Facebook group already. Time is just flying by...

The theme this week is creating texture with letters and it's my 2nd entry BIG GRIN.

I looked up texture quotes and came across this one about the worth of a man and the rest just evolved. I used my Dreaming Dogs "Little Lie" ruling pen and a funky monoline for the left side of the background and a thick funky bold style using a 6.0 Parallel pen for the right side of the background. The center text is pointed pen.

Click on image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Callenge - Day 9 & 10

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html


Day 9 and 10 of the BVCG March Lettering Challenge - Imperial Purple and Jadeite

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html

Monday, March 9, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 10 Texture - The Shape And Texture Of Fruit

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Mar2020.html
We're in to March challenges for the Scribbled Lives 2020 Facebook group already. Time is just flying by...

The theme this week is creating texture with letters.

I looked up texture quotes and came across this one about fruit and the rest just evolved. I used a thick funky Neuland style for the background and a thin monoline for the fruit.

Click on image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Sunday, March 8, 2020

BVCG March Lettering Challenge Day 7 & 8

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week1.html


Two more down the hatch..
I LOVE the grey piece. Done only with graphite pencils. I'm so looking forward to the class at the end of the month with Ann Purdy from our Guild. We're going to learn a whole bunch of pencil techniques to create glorious letters. BIG GRIN. For this one I'm mimicking a piece that Ann did. She must take hours doing hers because I could see all the little pencil lines for shading rather than my using a paper stump to create my shadows...

The piece below is just swirls of various yellows to create the background.

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week2.html


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Laurel Burch - I Live Within The Vivid Colors

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/LaurelBurch_ILiveWithinTheVividColors.html
And the final piece I'm submitting for our Guild's June Journal. I love Laurel Burch artwork with it's vibrant colors and I love her horse images...

Click on image to see more images, details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Friday, March 6, 2020

BVCG Lettering Challenge - Day 5 & 6

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week1.html




Another couple of days worth. I'm really enjoying playing with colors as a theme. I LOVE COLOR...

I' also really enjoying using the Calligraphica Crystals from Russia in the Fuchsite piece below.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallege_Mar2020/BVCG_LetteringChallengeMar2020_Week1.html