Nov 11, 2015

Lyric Art #2

Hello!
Here is the second lyric art post that I promised. This one is for a fan of Taylor Swift. Choosing what lyrics to write was a bit hard because there are so many great ones. But I finally settled on the classic "darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream" from Blank Space. My inspiration for the roses was the lyric "rose gardens filled with thorns" because a rose is beautiful but dangerous. I'm really proud of these pieces. The writing was done with an ink pen and filled in with a felt-tip pen. The calligraphy effect was achieved by making every line that goes down thicker. I think the bold black really stands out on the crispy white. I also decided to make the letters on the second sheet a bit more loopy to make it more interesting, and I added a classic floral border. I drew the roses with an ink pen and filled in with watercolors, so I had to be really careful not to smudge the black but I think it worked. I wish you an awesome day.
Love, Elsa

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  1. That is so beautiful! Keep up the great work! :) Have a great day!

    anna | annaish

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    1. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it.

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  2. This is so pretty, Elsa! Love the illustration of the roses, and yes, the calligraphy effect with making each downward stroke thicker is great! Awesome job! :)

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    1. Thanks Dian! And yes, I've been practicing real calligraphy lately but fake it 'til you make it right?

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