Eventually it was quite popular among the teachers and students at the insitute and some of them wanted their name calligraphed, then the unexpected happened. Earthquake hit Japan on full strenght and I actually was very moved. Until the date I haven't seen any of the many videos surrounding the net of the catastophic scenes that shook the whole world but I felt moved nevertheless. So I asked my students, young and old to make a donation for the Japanese Red Cross and in exchange for their compassion token they would get their names on ink on a small white paper. So I raised a "symbolic" amount of money but people didn't walk away empty handed, and I'm happy for that.
So I continued with my calligraphic work and managed to get occidental characters twisted and bent to the point of the irrecognizable state, still with a little of persistance you can find the hidden text in the middle of the images.
Even though I couldn't resist the temptation of modify through PS some of the originals I still hope you guys enjoy my work.
This is how my font started looking when I did the names on paper for Japanese Red Cross donors. More rounded, sincere and cuter.
The scanning didn't help much to this one, it makes it look too sharp and contrasted. When I did this text I was looking for words of courage to overcome the situation at home, I used to get yelled by my landlady a lot, she's a maniac.
The letters, the person who is dedicated to as well as the pic is filled with sensuality, I hope they like it.
And this is it, if you like it share it on FB or Twitter and contact me if you want to get your name or text written, I'll post it on this blog as soon as I get it. Have a good day and spread the word!