Sunday, March 28, 2010
This is a commissioned piece I did in mid-March, for somebody who was intending to read this poem while proposing on bended knee to the girl he wanted to marry.
A similar piece usually takes me 7 or 8 hours to do, approximately two-thirds of which is spent ruling up the sheet and writing everything lightly in pencil first. (The actual writing is, in fact, the easy part.) But fortunately this piece was sent to me already typed and nicely laid out, so, apart from minor tweaks, I did not have to work out line spacing and x-height myself.
An easy job, then, though it came at a time when I thought I couldn’t get any busier!