illustration & calligraphy

It has been a terribly long time since I posted anything on here. I'm happy to say that the reason for my absence is that I've been kept busy with custom artwork! I've been doing lots of tattoo designs for people; my black and white, vintage-botanical style lends itself very well to tattoos. And as I loved designing all of my own, I'm very happy to work on pieces for other people! 

I also created some signs for my best friend's baby shower. I can't wait to meet her darling little boy!

As I wrote about in my last post, I've found a lot of joy in calligraphy lately. I'm looking forward to doing wedding stationary for some beautiful brides in the next few months, and I've been getting plenty of practice in so I can write as well as possible for their big days! I created a styled shoot in order to really picture my calligraphy in a wedding day setting. Here are a few of my favorite shots:

As always, I am accepting commissions, and not just for tattoo designs or wedding stationary! I love to hear ideas and work with you to create one-of-a-kind pieces; original drawings, prints, logos, special text, and more. If you have any questions or thoughts, please drop me a line at estherrclark.art@gmail.com!

Calligraphy/Hand Lettering

Way back in eighth grade, I was in ULE at my Sioux Falls middle school. We had quite a few options of classes to take, and one quarter, I chose calligraphy. I spent my lunch hour once a week learning the basics of making beautiful script. 

It has been over ten years since I took that calligraphy class, but I still love the art of beautifully crafted handwriting. Since moving to Michigan, I have had more regular hours and more time to spend on creating outside of my job. I've done several hand lettering projects in the past year or so, but in the past few weeks I've started practicing a lot more. And it's been a BLAST. Paired with the vintage-style flowers and leaves I love drawing, hand lettering is one of my new favorite things. Here are a few little pieces....plan on seeing more in the future! These will be added to my Etsy shop; watch for them if you are interested.