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I have a massive bank of quotations, but if you have one that you think would look good in calligraphy, please let me know! I'm always up for something new...


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Chris Gladis
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I live in Osaka, Japan, and my creative outlets are kind of like Ultra Boy from the LSH: I can only focus it in one direction at a time. Right now, it's writing fiction. I hope it'll swing back to drawing one day....

Current Residence: Osaka, Japan
Favourite genre of music: Rock
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Conch
Favourite cartoon character: Aang
Personal Quote: Pulvis et umbra sumus


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dark-loli-chan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
abdulmunib Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Thank you
marioluevanos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Great calligraphy!

What is your Instagram account? I would like to follow your work. :D
MShades Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm at mshades01 on Instagram.
Alpacalligraphy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Thanks for the watch !!! :happybounce: 
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
LancerG Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wonder what pens you use: trying to get into it more and trying to find some good ones. I'd appreciate your input. Keep up the fantastic work!
MShades Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! 

At the moment, I'm using Brause and Speedball dip nibs for nearly everything. I have some Pilot Parallels, but I don't use them nearly as often as I should. Any of those should suit you just fine, and there are plenty of good inks out there, too. I use mostly fountain pen inks, but India ink and document-grade ink works well too. I know some people also use gouache, but I haven't quite made that leap yet.

Good luck, and come visit the calligraphy subReddit. Lots of good information and help to be found there.
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SuperSEGAFan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
still need that inspiration? Here's something:

Since you seem to draw superheroes a lot, might I suggest Captain Qwark, the 'Greatest Superhero' (more like pathetic coward) the galaxy has ever known?

... just in case you don't know who that is, he is from the Ratchet & Clank videogame series. He's the guy in a green leotard with a giant letter Q on it.

again, this is just a suggestion. Mayhap he could be shown in his true colours (cowering at the hands of an enemy)
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