My name is Schin Loong and I am a calligrapher and illustrator in Las Vegas. In the day time I work as a graphic designer and illustrator in a gaming studio, and in the night time I am your friendly neighborhood calligrapher from Openinkstand.
My inspiration comes from opening an ink well (hence the studio name), smelling the ink and feeling the tactile sensation of a dip nib pulling across a sheet of paper. The same tools used by the masters of calligraphy and penmanship for hundreds of years.
When I am not writing, I enjoy playing with my puppy Wuffles, maintaining a small collection of fountain pens, succulents, bad puns, vintage stationery and penmanship specimens. I am a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) and The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes.
I hope you enjoy my blog!
Beginning Spencerian Script, The Writer’s Block, Las Vegas 2015
Spencerian and Ornamental Penmanship, Twig & Fig, California 2015
Fancy Calligraphed Snail Mail, Twig & Fig, California 2016
Louis Vuitton, Casa Dragones, iHeartRadio, Mohawk Fine Papers, Louis XIII etc.