ECS April 2021 Challenge

Date Created: April 10, 2021
Date Modified: 

Edmonton Calligraphy Society puts out a challenge to it's members every month. This month is take a quote and do it 3 ways... 

I did the piece originally for the Scribbled Live wk 14 challenge and thought I'd do it for the ECS Challenge as well.

I'm taking a ZOOM class with Barbara Close on Italics, and our 1st week's homework was to manipulate the pen to make borders and things beside practicing what we learned in class...

Quote: The past, present, and future walked into a bar... it was tense.

ID: Wk 14 - Grammar Joke - It Was Tense
size: 12"h x 9"w

On Bee Super Deluxe Paper wrote out the large words using a 6.0 Parallel pen double loaded with various colors of Holbien gouache. The smaller words with a 2.4 Parallel pen and Sumi ink. Graphite shading in the large words.

ID: Grammar Joke - It Was Tense #2
size: 7"h x 7"w

I used the bullet tip of a black Zig Writer then outlined the letters with a Uniball Signo gold gel pen on white Staples 110# cardstock. Painted with various brands of watercolors.

ID: Grammar Joke - It Was Tense #3
size: 8"h x 7"w

On white 25% cotton calligraphy paper and using a 2.4, 3.0 and 6.0 parallel pens with Sumi ink wrote out the quote in an Italic style. Bordered them with a black Zig Writer then created the borders around the boxes with various colored calligraphy pens.


Please use your back button for previous pages or should you wish to go to the Calligraphy Art Gallery please click on

or to go to the Calligraphy Gallery to see artwork from classes I've taken click HERE

Home Page Index
(text only)
"And More"