(image from Micrography exhibit site, Jewish Theological Seminary)
Kind of an old post from an old blog, but interesting to see other approaches to micrography. Looks like all of these use text for filler or texture:
Check out The Godfather one… mindblowing.
Not much that looks hand written, though, except for the most traditional ones which are the Hebrew illustrations:
http://www.jtsa.edu/prebuilt/exhib/microg/index.shtml. Again, mostly block filler or uniform line sizes.
(Image from Jewish Theological Seminary micrography exhibit site)
What the heck is an angwangtibo? Here’s my take on the lemur-ish critter, using Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “Morning Song in the Jungle” as the text. My second of two pieces so far using markers for the coloring. Just for kicks. Text below.
“Morning Song in the Jungle”
One moment past our bodies cast
No shadow on the plain;
Now clear and black they stride our track,
And we run home again.
In morning-hush, each rock and bush
Stands hard, and high, and raw:
Then give the Call: "Good rest to all That keep the Jungle Law!"
Now horn and pelt our peoples melt
In covert to abide;
Now, crouched and still, to cave and hill
Our Jungle Barons glide.
Now, stark and plain, Man's oxen strain,
That draw the new-yoked plough;
Now, stripped and dread, the dawn is red
Above the lit talao.
Ho! Get to lair! The sun's aflare
Behind the breathing grass:
And creaking through the young bamboo
The warning whispers pass.
By day made strange, the woods we range
With blinking eyes we scan;
While down the skies the wild duck cries:
"The Day--the Day to Man!"
The dew is dried that drenched our hide,
Or washed about our way;
And where we drank, the puddled bank
Is crisping into clay.
The traitor Dark gives up each mark
Of stretched or hooded claw:
Then hear the Call: "Good rest to all That keep the Jungle Law!"
– Rudyard Kipling