An Alphabet for Grasses: Making Complex Simple with Chinese Brush Painting

An Alphabet for Grasses: Making Complex Simple with Chinese Brush Painting

The Aleph is the first stroke of the universe. Back before I stumbled upon a ?first stroke? of my own, I thought of the Aleph as a tree. It was like the solid base of a trunk: the source. This is not wrong. But then, I found a new way to see it. Drawing letters, playing with curves, might allow you to explore the strokes you like best and choose from among them. Certain strokes do hold more than others. which is what I learned painting these grasses ?a magical idea. Read More »

An “ideal” alphabet

An “ideal” alphabet

Creating a New Alphabet Drawn by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer   This is a slide show of an alphabet I developed. For an explanation of its creation, go to this page. What are your ideas about the alphabet? Have you created one of your own? Please write a post ... Read More »

Evolving Signs. What Does the Alphabet Mean?

Evolving Signs. What Does the Alphabet Mean?

Written & Painted by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator| e-Textbook Designer Earliest Human Impulses to Create an Alphabet   With the weather getting colder, I’ve been taking my daughters to parks a lot less. Recently, as an after-school activity, I talked with my daughters about the alphabet, how each character makes a ... Read More »