Exotic Birdbrains and Drop Caps

Not much doing today, I finished this jigsaw puzzle of the Exotic Birds Playing Cards which are from the Heritage Playing Card Company. Image courtesy of the Somerville site.

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I also painted three biggish drop caps for a calligraphy project. A pen pal of mine is sending me a pen in the mail which should be a suitable size for the calligraphy. The pen I have has a nib that’s a bit too wide for the scale. I used my new softcover Zeta sketchbook for the drop caps and that went well using pen and ink, gouache and watercolour pencils.

My Existential Playing Cards have shipped. Yay!

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4 Comments on “Exotic Birdbrains and Drop Caps”

  1. Beverly King Says:

    “A drop cap is a decorative element typically used in documents at the start of a section or chapter. ” You and your blog are good for my vocabulary! 😀


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