This is Maria’s personal work and is dedicated to Hokusai Katsushika for his talented drawing skills and his fantastic philosophy of living:
“From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I’ll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self ‘The Old Man Mad About Drawing.” ― Hokusai Katsushika.
Calligraphy is based on Sallando's style. Gouache paint on handmade paper.
Created at the Calligraphy Workshop with Keith Adams during my Postgraduate Course of Advanced Typography.