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Calligraphy

Posted Jun 2008

Okay. Okay. I couldn't focus on my work (I really should go vacuum the car). But I couldn't just post the lovely writing that I used to study. Not without also posting the Graffiti Calligraphy that I'm just as likely to use on my Caricatures these days.

So I wrote a word with my Bubbly Graffiti:

And I wrote a word with my "Down and Dirty Graffiti", which I designed from studying the unedited Real Stuff:

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Pictorial Calligraphy

Posted Jun 2008

I usually presign my papers before I go to a party. Since people pay me by the hour, I try to do as much as possible before I'm 'on their clock'. So in my free time, I'll presign my papers, I'll put them into the mats, things like that.

They'll frequently be cartoony signatures. Quick happy playful things. But I just mentioned Pictorial Calligraphy in this blog this morning. And I came across this little scrap of paper when I opened my desk drawer this evening. It's a practice paper I made when I was seriously studying Chauncery Cursive several years ago:

Remembering. Old dreams of Fine Art. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

So when I started presigning papers for this week's gigs (I'll be drawing M&M people for the M&M Company on Tuesday, and I have two parties on Saturday - a 13-year-old Birthday and a Graduation, and I'm expecting the deposit to arrive for a 10-year-old's Birthday for Friday.... That's about 200 papers. When you sign them all at once like this, you really see how presigning saves the customer from paying extra. It only looks like a partial second to sign a paper. But when you do all 200 of them at once takes a really countable chunk of time.)

So Like I say, I figured I'd best to presign a whole lotta papers. Chauncery Cursive seemed too precise to jump right into just now. But I do Curly Writing in my day-to-day world. That's a lot like Pictorial Calligraphy.....

Here's some of the Signatures I made. Each one is like a piece of Artwork. They're not my 'real official signature', but they 'claim' my Pictures:

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Start

Posted Jun 2008

491 pictures on my phone! From several gigs. Let's start tonight with just these:

Here are some from an Office Party in NYC:

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Drive-By Graffitti

Posted Jun 2008

Don't think I just look at Faces. It's a Great Big World out there. I'm see so many things.

I'm interested in Calligraphy. I've previously worked very seriously on things like Ornamental Calligraphy(got to get back to that beautiful stuff), very curly writing (I still do that often), chauncery cursive - that sort of stuff. And it includes Graffitti. I do see that around. Some of it is better than others. I study both the good and the bad ones - sometimes it's useful to add 'attitude' to my Caricatures.

Here are some photos that I took of Graffitti around NY. Some were taken by standing on the street. But others were taken from a moving train or a moving car. It's tricky. Because there's a pause between the time I press the button to take the photo and the time that the camera clicks. So if the vehicle is moving, what I thought I snapped a picture of is gone. I had to take 'blind' pictures. If I thought a graffitti site was coming up, I'd aim out the window and press the button. Had no idea of what I got until I came home and put the pictures onto the Computer. Surprise!

Following is a particularly special one. I've been seeing it for years on my way from the city. When I'm driving. It's on the street in L.I.City where I turn to get onto Route 495:

And here, from way in the bowels of the NY Subway as the train speeds through a dark tunnel:

Lol - A friend saw these photos. He told me that he noticed that I had an "SB" there, and that the "SB" usually stands for "SkateBoarders". I'm looking - let me know if you see an "SB" in these photos?

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