Why should I worry about Colour Management? I am just a Calligrapher not a Photographer.

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As promised in the conclusion to Part I of this article, we will now discuss colour management. Colour management is a workflow to control colour representation across all devices in the imaging chain. Most times the imaging chain starts with the camera and usually finishes with your printer.To control the colour, the colour management software creates profiles for all your devices. These profiles provide a description of each device’s gamut. A gamut is the range of colours that a … [Read more...]

Why Do We as Artists, Calligraphers and Sumi-e Painters Need to Re-learn what is Colour?

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Why do we as artist, calligraphers and sumi-e painters need to understand what is colour (color) and how to add colour management to our workflow? For most calligraphers, calligraphy is just sumi (black ink) on kami (white paper), but then there are the calligraphers who go beyond basic calligraphy and sumi-e. They experiment with different mediums, specialized handmade coloured paper (ryoshi), colourful ink, write on glass or bodies or other objects, and even with writing light. For these … [Read more...]

Why Your Calligraphy Credit Never Works Out the Way You Plan

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As you may or may not know, I am a photographer by trade, calligraphy is just a hobby of mine which I started in order to improve my Japanese. By starting Beyond Calligraphy, I’ve made many new friends in the art of Calligraphy and Sumi-E. Sometimes I get an E-mail or phone call from friends asking this question: “A book company/a person/XYZ Company just contacted me and would like to use my work, do you think I should let them”? I guess they contact me because I am a photographer and lots of … [Read more...]