Uncials – daily lettering

Uncial calligraphy practice, leftover gouache, on a 9in x 12in page of Strathmore Drawing 400.

Uncial calligraphy practice, x-height 6mm, 1.5mm Brause nib, leftover gouache, on a 9in x 12in page of Strathmore Drawing 400.
Uncial calligraphy practice, x-height 6mm, 1.5mm Brause nib, leftover gouache, on a 9in x 12in page of Strathmore Drawing 400.

The past few days' daily lettering have been all about uncials, particularly one old exemplar that is unlabeled except for "late XII England".

Catching up with a few pages of daily lettering

I've been negligent here on my blog -- has it really been two months? to the day! -- but I've been working pretty steadily in my studio. Here are a few pages of daily lettering, mostly delving into gothicized italic and uncial letter forms.

May 24 - After mixing color to match a colored background, I just kept going because I was having so much fun.
May 25 - A first approach to uncial, which I had not studied in years. Just trying to remember the feel of uncials: round, short, fruity (okay, that's some weird kinaesthesia going on).
May 27 - Getting a little more specific by studying a handout received from Sheila Waters c. 1986.
May 30 - The same uncials, but taking it down in size.