Scribbled Lives - July 2021

Created: July 3, 2021
Modified: July 29, 2021

This is the Scribbled Lives Facebook group challenge.

ID: wk 26 - Pareidolia - Da Vinci

On Bee Super Deluxe paper, pointed pen and Sumi ink in a script type style wrote out the quote. 

Drew my decorated letters, outline and doodlig with a Micron pen and colored with QoR watercolors and Derwent Inktense w/c pencils.

ID: Wk 27 - Flowers - A Fallen Blossom
Size: 9"sq

I've always been fascinated by Blackletter and circle formats... Tamer Ghoneim does fabulous calligraphy and he had a ZOOM free class yesterday (July 8/21) where he showed his process for creating circular artwork. Picked up quite a few tricks.

Circle size, I'm still doing my way. I write out the quote, using the pen size and lettering style I will use on the final piece (doesn't have to be extremely neat...). Measure it and do a radius calculation.  (C=2πR). If the length (circumference) of my work is 15", (π= 3.14) so 2π = 6.28. Divide 6.28 into your circumference of 15" and you get  basically a radius of 2.4". Now you can draw your various circles. Put a pencil mark where you want the center of your circle and draw your first circle which is your base line. Then draw all the other circles. 

I used an EK Success Orbit Circle Scissor (sorry it's discontinued, but there are many other brands and style out there. I find the ruler type where you hold the center point is not very good for me - it always moves...

I used Bee Super Deluxe paper, drew my circles and did my lettering with a 2.4 Parallel pen filled with Sumi ink, double dipped into Ecoline Gold. Detail in between the letters with Holbien Opera Pink gouache and a fine tipped nib (Gillot). Drew the extra circles with a Gold gel pen and a pink Zig Writer.

Painted the flower with QoR watercolors accenting with the gold ink. The butterfly (Flourishes) stamped with Versa Clair ink and hand cut.

Quote: A fallen blossom returning to the bough, I thought - but no a butterfly. Arakida Moretake


ID: Wk 28 - Summer Songs - Homeward Bound

We were asked to go back in time when we were 16 and pick a hit summer song... Not sure if this was a summer song, but it was a hit in that year....

Since I just finished a class with Julie Wildman "Imre Reiner" lettering I thought I practice in his style... Lettering called "Mercurius MT Bold Script".

On Arches text wove drew my letters and colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

ID: Wk 29 - Circles - Macbeth - Toil and Trouble
Size: 7"w x 9"h

On Bee Super Deluxe paper. Wet the paper and  sprayed with Dylusions "Calypso Teal" and "Crushed Grape". Let dry.

Wrote out the quote using a pointed nib and Holbein "Permanent White" gouache in a monoline style.

Created the caldron and bubbles with colored pencils.

ID: Wk 30 - Map -The Past is not
Size: 7.5"sq

On Bee Super Deluxe paper, drew my circle and wrote out the circles with a pointed nib in a Copperplate style with Sumi ink. Added the flourishes and the gold pen circles and design element.

Quote: The past is not a compass for your future. Give yourself the permission to chart a new course. Stephanie Leigh Mulac

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