Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We bite the night

Some have pointed out to me (rightly) that I calligraphy almost exclusively male authors. For a change, here is a fragment from the novel Les Personnages by Sylvie Germain.

I made the three O's with a bit of a crate immersed in very thick walnut stain, the rest of the writing is a small humanistic made with more diluted stain.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Vulpis & Corvus

For a long time I wanted to calligraphy this fable in its Latin version because no, it was not Mr. de La Fontaine who invented The Raven & the Fox.
It's not Phaedrus either, but it's the version I chose.

And as I can't draw, I could only show in the border the fall of the cheese and not the protagonists ;-)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


For a commission, I made this monogram with the initials of both parents and those of their children.
I was only allowed to use black, so I used 3, a black from Mars, a ferro-gallic ink & an ivory black. The difference is subtle and does not really appear in the photos. The main thing is that the patrons are happy, right?

Thursday, August 1, 2019


My godson is one year old. He is already very vocal. To keep the memory of his first speeches, I composed this little calligraphy for him.

Looking forward to other jobs of the same type, it's really nice to do:-)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The night

After a first version with a too deep black, here is a much more interesting version of this poem by Guillevic written in iron gall ink.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

carolingian script etc

Long time since my last post. It's because I'm preparing for the next workshop.

Working on my carolingian script

& on my knots

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Let's not try not to stain ourselves anymore

After the shorts, here is the t-shirt I had managed to stain I don't know how (red paint spots on the back).

There, the stains have disappeared :-)