While studying calligraphy, I was introduced to classic Roman Capitals by a master calligrapher who used a chisel edged brush to render these timeless letters. Using a brush, I was taught to to create the bold architecture for Roman capitals, and all their nuances of line, serifs, and subtle curves by simple adjustments to the angle and pressure of my brush. The most pleasing capital to create was the letter T. It is strong. Its appendages reach out from the top in either direction. They are equal and sturdy, styled subtly at the ends with a concise flick of the brush. Elegant!
The tiger sitting atop my T overlooks his domain with strength and equanimity. Below him, a toad, turtle, and tarantula tranquilly cohabitant.