I recently heard about Asemic Writing in a 21 Secrets Live! session with Ardith Goodwin. Asemic Writing is a sort of pseudo writing where you write something that looks like it could be written language but it doesn’t mean anything. I think the reason I fell in love with it is because it is something I’ve always done but I never knew it had a name or that other people does it too. I always love to scribble and and test pens before I start writing or drawing (even if I know the pen is working). If it is a new pen I always write a few “sentences” in asemic writing to learn a little bit about how the pen behaves and I’ve always enjoyed the way this fake writing looks. It makes me think of long lost texts that someone wrote when they were out having an adventure or a great idea that must not be forgotten.
I got so inspired that I grabbed a bunch of ordinary printer paper and a handful of my favorite pens, pencils and even crayons. I drew straight lines with a black marker on one page to have as a guide underneath the page I was working on and got busy doing asemic writing. The pages above is just a few of the ones I made.