Monday, September 3, 2012

a working calligrapher ...

A commission just completed for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities (in that order :-).

Materials used: 300gsm Arches hot-press paper, gouache mixed to a deep warm charcoal colour, pens, pencil, gold size & gold leaf.

The Coat of Arms logotype is left until last ... in case I make a mistake ... yes many a time! I draw and paint it upside down.  There is no way I am going to stretch out over a document to draw this.

The golden swirl is the Department's branding image.


ronnie said...

lovely work - but what is with the golden swirl! oh gads it must be good to be a graphic designer some days! I bet they charged an arm and a leg for the swirl design..... *rolls eyes*

Gemma Black said...

the golden swirl ronnie, months in the planning to be sure! :-)

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