This was the message inside my Christmas card this year. Written with a Kuretake Calligraphy marker, and reduced. The ascender of the final d in ahead, as originally written, sloped too far to the right. This was rectified in Photoshop — first, I selected that portion of the letter, then used Transform/Skew to bring it in line with the slope of the rest of the message. Finally, I cleaned up the d by cloning and erasing parts of the letter.
On the left is a poster-sized mocktail menu for a fund-raising event organized by a student group (of which I was staff adviser). As my students knew I practised calligraphy, they asked if I would supply the handwriting for the menu — I was, of course, delighted to, and so wrote out all the menu items using a black calligraphy marker. On the right is one such sheet of writing, which the group leader, Adrian Tan, scanned, cropped and rearranged to form the poster on the left.
Who says students don’t give their tutors homework? :-)