Christi Payne, a calligrapher who always loves to draw, would always carry her sketchbook and drawing kit wherever she goes, and she would pull it out in seconds to sketch quickly. She has found her way to grow her sketchbook in a modern medieval style, which is combining her writings/lettering skills and drawings into a composition that is narrative and interesting.
To see more of Chirsti's beautiful sketches: www.ewoandchristi.wordpress.com/
Works done by children and elderly. Different age groups have different learning experience in calligraphy.
I went to PMQ Central to visit a friend who was holding kid's art workshop there.
My friend showed me some artworks done by her students, and I was always amazed at their creativity and skills. Here are two wonderful pieces done by a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old.
See how different these two artworks are, they show the subconsciousness minds of a 3-year-old and a 6-year old are at the different stage. Subconsciouness stores your experience, skills and memories in your brain. At the age from 0 to 3, a child's brain is 60% developed and their subconscious mind is the dominant, and the child tends to enjoy the highest learning ability at this period. At the age from 4 to 6, the child's brain develops slower, the subconscious mind is no longer dominant, but his/her senses grow stronger. If children are in the environment that allows them to express their views confidently, they can be very imaginative. There are many ways of developing children's creativity, and art is always one of the best ways for them.
There are so many possibilities of making a nice name tag. When there are design software and other printing capabilities out there making so many creative names tag, in recent years, hand-written name tags are back to the trend somehow. I've had a privilege of writing name tags for a press release of an American cosmetic brand.
It was quite an experience of actually writing the name tags and presenting them to the guests on site. What is more welcoming and filled with warmth when you can receive your gift with your name on it.