Custom calligraphy designs take time, and even effort on YOUR part. My client said he wanted an “elegant” border design drawn around the love poem he wanted written out in beautiful calligraphy. Because “elegant” can mean different things to everyone, I asked him to give me an example, either in my calligraphy gallery, or by visiting my favorite site for photographs and designs. Put in keywords, for the type of flowers, colors, designs you like, and either a photo or a vector design (drawn by hand or computer) will appear to give you lots of choices.
Once we have an agreement on an elegant border design, then I can start laying out the calligraphy design. I can also customize the border design, whether it is a vector or a hand drawn design. I can draw the type of flowers (or objects) you prefer and adjust the colors, size, etc.
Another wonderful option is using your own photography. However, make sure that you are taking pictures with the highest resolution in order to get a sharp print. Although the picture looks great on your computer or phone screen, it won’t look good when it’s printed unless the resolution is set to HIGH.
Many people say they are not creative; but you still know what you like, and what you don’t like! I like to work with my clients to collaborate on the perfect gift. Remember also: when you are getting a gift for someone, it’s THEIR taste that’s important. You can think about how they dress, what colors they wear, the flowers or even season they prefer to help you come up with a design that reflects their taste.
Don’t give up because it’s not going fast enough! I’ll help you through the process, and then you’ll have a wonderful art piece of beautiful calligraphy, or any other type of personalized unique gift that will always please you every time you see it!