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Calligraphy - W.B. Yeats Poem

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One of my Calligraphy midterm projects. All our assignment was was to create one piece using a hand a certain time period, and then create another piece using a hand from another time period. I think I might be an overachiever, seeing that among the acceptable projects were bookmarks and placecards...

Anyways, for my project, I wrote out William Butler Yeats' poem, "The Song of Wandering Aengus." I chose that poem because of the mysterious, romantic, and almost sensual feel of it. I did it in the Insular Minuscule hand with black Higgins ink. In case you were curious, the title was done with a size 1 nib, and the poem itself was done in a size 2 nib. Yeats' name was done in a size 3 nib, and I did the tree with Pelican 4001 brown ink. The leaves were done with a mixture of green Higgins ink and Pelican 4001 brown ink, as was the grass, only with a watered-down mixture.

Aaaand, there's an error. Can anyone find it? :innocent: ah, the wonders of white acrylic ink...

"The Song of Wandering Aengus" is © William Butler Yeats.
Art is © me.
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Sphery's avatar
I worship you :worship:
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T-Sama's avatar
Ohh woooow... I luff this! The calligraphy is absolutely perfect! The images along the side really add to it too. Vurry awesome job! And I luff that poem. ^-^
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o_o Such pretty handwriting... *_* It's almost hard for me to believe it's possible to write like that. Oh! I think I found the mistake spot (by accident, heh). In "blossom" between the o and s?

Ahh... I'd like to say I can appreciate the poem as much as the handwriting, but... I'm simple as far as poetry goes. It's a nice poem, it just doesn't catch me. =\ I think I'm more the "ABAB" poem-type person. T_T

And the border pictures look wonderful, too. This is amazing caligraphy! And all your technical talk went over my head....
windfalcon's avatar
Indeed! That's where the mistake is. I was writing along, and all of a sudden, I had a brain fart and made an 'a' instead of an 's,' so I had to compensate and fix with---white acrylic paint!!! Wooo!
captain-whosit's avatar
o_o Such pretty handwriting... *_* It's almost hard for me to believe it's possible to write like that. Oh! I think I found the mistake spot (by accident, heh). In "blossom" between the o and s?

Ahh... I'd like to say I can appreciate the poem as much as the handwriting, but...
kaitou-lili's avatar
I adore your calligraphy(now I know I think I've said this before, but it makes the point no less valid or salient). I also agree with the earlier poster who said that they like the hand you had choosen, I do as well. It fits the spirit of the poem so well. And congrats for choosing that poem, it's a wonderful piece. And finally I like the surronding/background art, it's subtle but beautiful.
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kdeln's avatar
Beautifully done, it's a really nice hand that you chose to do it in as well, and the bordering design really adds to it. A great poem as well, I hadn't read it until now.
windfalcon's avatar
Thank you :D I almost did it in Caroline Minuscule, but I decided I liked Insular Miniscule better.

Yeats is an incredible poet *_*
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