See You in the Funnies | Skillshare Projects



See You in the Funnies

My quote is something my Granny would say when she would tell us goodbye. When I was a kid, I never understood why she said it, but I always loved to hear her say it. I learned later that "See you in the funny papers" was an expression that started off in the 20's as a dig, like, "You're a joke," or "You're laughable." But over time it evolved, and "See you in the funnies," became a light hearted way of saying, "See You Later!"

My Granny was the most important person in my life, and when I miss her, I often reflect on her waving goodbye with a silly smile, saying, "See you in the funnies!!" It often brings me peace when I'm hurting and want to hold her.

I have several quotes I love and am inspired by, but for some reason, I really feel led to pen this expression. It won't be very inspirational to anyone else, but it really brings a smile to my face.

I have spent several hours writing unimpressive"O's" and squiggles, ulululululu... and minimum (sometimes minimumumumum or minimiim when I dotted my u.) Holding the pen has been a little awkward for me, as I'm a beginner, and I have a pretty heavy hand. I did notice that after a few sheets, it would become easier, and I wouldn't be using as much pressure. Right now I am using ruled paper to help me as I find my bearings.

These are a few of my practice sheets. I know I have a lot of room for improvement!





I'm very excited to be in this class. I'm a little embarassed to show any of my work because I am not at the level of a lot of the students, but I am very inspired by the past projects. I look forward to viewing future projects from the people in this workshop!


I've been practicing using the provided script to begin with. I first traced the lowercase and capital letters to get comfortable, and then I began practicing freehanded and letting the letters morph and adapt as I practiced. Some of them turned out crummy, but some of them I really liked.





This is my pencil sketch.


Practicing words in my quote:



Working on my line weight on the down strokes. I am using some colored ink which seems a little thinner, so it is taking a little practice.





Tonight I redid some sketching for my final piece and practiced on the lined paper some more with my phrase. I had a little accident with the ink. :( So a few pages have drops that were not intentional.




Tonight I played on some layout paper using my handwritten quote as a template. Afterward, I used watercolor to play around with that look.




So this is my final project. It didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, but for my first attempt at calligraphy, this workshop was a lot of fun. These are problems I ran into: The store I bought paper from didn't carry exactly what I needed, so I bought some paper labeled Mixed Media. It was smoother than the watercolor paper they had. The ink seemed to blob up more than I had experienced on my practice layout paper. I got in a rush to upload it tonight, and I didn't wait long enough for the ink to dry. Although I was sure in my mind it was dry, it smeared when I tried to erase my guidelines. :( So to "fix" it I ended up making my strokes too thick. However, it was too late in the evening to start over. I'm not thrilled with it, but it was the best solution I had.




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