Oktoberfest Calligraphy Tutorial

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Oktoberfest is right around the corner, and what a better way to mark the event but with classic German calligraphy.  This calligraphic typeface is based on Klingspore by Rudolf Koch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Koch). This is a beautiful Gothic typeface.

This authentic calligraphy was created using a 6.0 mm Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen.  It was later scanned, and digitally processed to create the gold raised effect.  It was finally draped on top of the two background images.  The pooling of the ink by the original calligraphy pen creates differences in height and colour.  This effect mixes authentic calligraphy with modern digital arts.  The digital effects were created with GIMP & Inkscape (FREE software). Read more at http://flickr.com/steveczajka.  And “en Prosit!”

Cheers
Steve

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Circular Calligraphy Border – Full Edition – Part 5

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In the fifth and final part of this video tutorial series, lean about the final images and how you can freely use them yourself. Also check out my final thoughts on the project.

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Circular Calligraphy Border Preview – Part 1

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The Project: 

 

For me this was a medium sized calligraphy and graphic arts  project.  I walk you through the making of the entire project in this 5 part video tutorial series. 

  
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The Amber Trailer

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I am proud to say that this amazing artwork was done by my sister, Chris Davis of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I have been following her artwork over the years, but when I saw this piece (a charcoal sketch) I was absolutely blown away. I think her artwork is incredible. I asked her if she would be willing to do a collaboration with my calligraphy and here is a preview of the works. I will blog about these three pieces in great detail over the next few weeks, but for now check out the Amber Trailer on YouTube:

 

 

This video is available in HD 720p quality. Cheers Steve!