Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

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Quentin Blake draws with a scratchy pen dipped into a pot of Indian ink. When he was drawing The Twits, he chose a particularly hard and scratchy nib. When I asked my son why he thought this was, he said “to make them look messy”. Not a bad observation for a seven-year-old! As a calligrapher,…

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Calligraphy and Illustration with Hawthorn Arts

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I’m delighted to be returning to Hawthorn Arts as part of its masterclass series of workshops. This time I’ll be working with managing director and lead artist, Graham Hodgson, to give people the opportunity to combine calligraphy and illustration. I have known Graham and his wife Anne for many years. I used to love going…

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