This is the first time that I shot a video on a normal timeframe (not a time-lapse video unlike the ones I used to post). Presenting, the G studies.
MQ Scribbles: The G Studies
This is more of a vlog than a blog. Since I have been practicing calligraphy, I was told by my artist friends to keep my scratches or practice sheets. I never realized until months ago what’s the significance of keeping track. It reminds you of where you started and where are you now after a series of practice.
I was able to keep the first few pads and papers that I used back then and really go amazed by the progress I achieved. It has been more than a year since I started and sometimes I still feel like I’m a noob in the craft.
A friend of mine who has been liking and watching my videos told me that it’s soothing and calming to watch someone write in real time. That means, not through the time-lapse videos that I am used to post and share.
Side note, I am really shy in posting real time videos because you may get bored while watching me scribble a letter or two for a minute.
But, I faced my fears so while watching The Flash (obviously from the background noise of the video), I tried setting up my usual place and shot the video. It somehow felt liberating and just thinking of doing this to keep track of the progress I make.
After doing the video, I realized that we are the ones who hinder ourselves from excelling at the things we do. Deep inside, you know you have a future let sometimes others can get the best of you. Their words seem poison to your positive outlook. Nevertheless, it always depends on you on how will you conquer those.
I am actually happy that I did conquer mine. I now am more confident of sharing tips and experiences through blog posts and other kinds of posts to those who want to try the craft. Just a quick disclaimer, my posts tend to be from a leftie’s perspective.
For this video, I used:
- Pilot New Brush Pen (Fine with soft tips) which now costs Php 215/piece at National Bookstore (Greenbelt 1 branch; not sure about other branches)
- A scratch pad I got from a department store (around Php 22/piece)