Monograms...Drawing in Pencil

Good morning my Artsy friends.  I wanted to share a little of what is going on in the studio lately.  Busy, busy busy...I love it!

I think I may have been a calligrapher or scribe in my previous life. . . I simply love ornate lettering and drawing them by hand.

The term Monogram actually means a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol according to Wikipedia.  I love the simplicity of a single letter standing alone on 140 lb. watercolour paper.  The texture is Divine.

I used a variety of pencils to achieve this detail. . . Prismacolor Premier and Verithin.  The Premier gives me the rich hue and the Verithin allows me to create the fine lines needs in the swirls.

I have created these with multiple letters together in various sizes and colours. . . makes a lovely wedding or anniversary gift.

This is a welcome sign for a front hall. . . you can see how a 'name' would appear framed, the key is finding the right frame first and making the name to fit the opening.

So many possibilities. . . 

Enjoy and we'll talk soon.


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