Practice at home

These are all on offcuts and scrap limestone found at a local building site.

 

Drawn on paper and traced onto the stone, rearranging the letters as I went. The ‘A’ and ‘M’ should be slightly more slanted which I didn’t notice until all the letters were cut.

 

Computer font Trajan, traced directly onto the stone.  I was really pleased with some bits and thought ‘ahhh, that’s how to do it’, then immediately cocked up the next bit.

 

A small piece of stone. I drew the letter directly onto it.   Thought painting cut stone would be easy! At least it can be seen, unlike my dodgy black and white pics!

 

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About Helen

The plan was to leave Tripoli in 2012, head home to Malta and set up a calligraphy business but it's all happened a bit quicker!
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2 Responses to Practice at home

  1. Beautiful Helen! It’s amazing how beautiful it is seeing a typeface emerge from stone.

  2. Helen says:

    Thanks Malcolm, but you wouldn’t say that if you saw them close up!

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