Calligraphy in pencil

I was enjoying my pencils so much that I just continued . . . 
There is something so wonderful about a pencil. It seems more forgiving than ink. I feel more relaxed with a pencil in my hand than chisel and ink. 
I have to give a shout out to my teacher/inspiration, Peter Thornton. 
His workshops have always amazed me and given me the opportunity to better understand letterforms.


Pencil Examplar

After two years, I do believe it is done.
I added some pencil washes, more letters, black mat and two drawn pencils & sharpener.

I would love feedback. While I have not posted the complete finished piece, I think you can piece it together based other post. This is all done with graphite pencils.
I am building the courage to submit this to a magazine for publication. So any thoughts would be helpful!

I'm getting excited for a busy spring with several wedding jobs & another teaching gig.


Studio time

Another good work session at the Conn-Artist Gallery. While I wound up avoiding the main project I planned to work on, I did a lot of lettering. You may recognize this piece. I started it 2 summers ago while my daughter was taking skate board lessons. I've pulled it out again. Adding more lettering. A work in progress. Contemplating sending it to Somerset Studio for their Lively Art of Lettering section.