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#1 30Cal

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:15

I'm not sure what you'd call this style. I think it looks good (especially in this ink), but it's not very easy to read. Forgive my spelling mistake.



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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:27

Wow... That looks great! It reminds me of Specerian (almost). Definitely puts my writing to shame...
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:40

LOOOOOOVE that style... that is very cool writing... readability to hell... personality counts for so much more ... and it is exceptionally consistent to boot!!

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:48

Oh my gosh, that's gorgeous! I wish I could write like that!
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:06

I think it's very readable.
Though it would be more so with a spacer line.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 15:02

Wow !
That is impressive, and I am surprised to notice that you got that much line variation with a fine point as well. As others have said, this is very readable. You have succeeded in providing style and grace without using too much ornamentation. That is what usually turns me off most examples of "classic Spencerian" script. It is usually gorgeous but ultimately overdone for my taste. Yours is perfect, although a little more space between the lines, as was mentioned above, would be even better.



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Posted 09 January 2008 - 15:07

Gorgeous!
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 15:13

Wow! I don't know the name of it either, but it looks great! Nice flex happyberet.gif
The only think I think would help legibility is greater spacing, it's otherwise perfectly legible to me.

Edited by limesally, 09 January 2008 - 15:14.


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 15:26

30Cal, your penmanship is wonderful. I just got a Falcon, but w/ a M nib. I really need to practice to get any where near your level of expertise. Very nice indeed. You have inspired me to get mine out and "get busy."
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 15:53

Beautiful! And not really hard to read. Others have already said what I thought when I first looked at this - more spacing between lines is all it would take to make this even more readable. smile.gif

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 18:17

Yeah, I need a bigger piece of paper for that speech. That's about the most flex I can get out of the Falcon without breaking something and it's hard work. I have a vintage pen with a beautiful flex, but I busted the nib on it and haven't gotten around to getting it repaired.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 23:53

QUOTE(30Cal @ Jan 10 2008, 03:47 AM) View Post
That's about the most flex I can get out of the Falcon without breaking something and it's hard work


when you say it is hard work... what sort of speed do you do this at... normal writing speed or much slower and more deliberate...?

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 14:24

Very pretty & stylish.

Too pretty. I can't read it! laugh.gif

If you used black ink, or say, blue-black, I might be able to make it out, though. Very nice, though smile.gif
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 19:12

QUOTE(TrevorML @ Jan 9 2008, 11:53 PM) View Post
QUOTE(30Cal @ Jan 10 2008, 03:47 AM) View Post
That's about the most flex I can get out of the Falcon without breaking something and it's hard work


when you say it is hard work... what sort of speed do you do this at... normal writing speed or much slower and more deliberate...?

cheers T


It's tiresome on the hand. I have to take a break every couple times to rest, or to blot the nib to keep the inkflow more or less constant. I can write faster without losing much in the appearance, but then I start making mistakes. I have to remind myself constantly to keep moving my hand instead of the trying to stretch. It took me a while to learn that you have to go one letter at a time.

Edited by 30Cal, 10 January 2008 - 19:14.


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 21:01

Lovely, and very legible.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 22:08

I am soooo jealous of your beautiful handwriting! However, legibility would be greatly improved if you either used ever other line or only used ~80% of each linewidth. Currently, the letters from each line touch the following line's letters.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 22:31

Terrific penmanship. You must be a younger person, to have such a steady hand.

Edited by Hoarder68, 10 January 2008 - 22:32.


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 22:37

The Namiki Falcon is a *great* pen and is very inexpensive. Pam at OscarBraun has a the best price on these I've seen. For anyone wanting to try a pen with a little flex, the Falcon should not be overlooked.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 22:48

QUOTE(savarez @ Jan 10 2008, 03:37 PM) View Post
The Namiki Falcon is a *great* pen and is very inexpensive. Pam at OscarBraun has a the best price on these I've seen. For anyone wanting to try a pen with a little flex, the Falcon should not be overlooked.


I does look like a pretty nice pen, though I'd say that "very inexpensive" is relative. In the $125 - $150 range, it's certainly not among the *really* expensive pens, but neither is it what I'd call very inexpensive. :-)


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 22:56

QUOTE(chud @ Jan 10 2008, 02:48 PM) View Post
I does look like a pretty nice pen, though I'd say that "very inexpensive" is relative. In the $125 - $150 range, it's certainly not among the *really* expensive pens, but neither is it what I'd call very inexpensive. :-)


Fair enough.

But with most gold nibbed pens going well beyond the $200-$300 price point, the Falcon is, relatively, a bargain, and with a little comparison shopping, you won't even break $125, shipping included.

Edited by savarez, 10 January 2008 - 22:59.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 23:59

QUOTE(savarez @ Jan 11 2008, 08:07 AM) View Post
The Namiki Falcon is a *great* pen and is very inexpensive. Pam at OscarBraun has a the best price on these I've seen. For anyone wanting to try a pen with a little flex, the Falcon should not be overlooked.


I know I have seen the address around here somewhere... but does someone have the link to Pam's site?

thanks and cheers T

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 00:07

QUOTE(30Cal @ Jan 9 2008, 05:15 AM) View Post
I'm not sure what you'd call this style. I think it looks good (especially in this ink), but it's not very easy to read. Forgive my spelling mistake.



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awesome. just a question are you using a flex nib or very flex nib. what kind of nib are you using for that. do not think i will get to that level anyway but just curious....
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:43

Namiki Falcon is a Semi-Flex nib. And to achieve that style of writing takes considerable effort because it is not a full flex nib.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 18:37

I like it very much. Thank you for sharing!

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 18:52

I've never used a flex or even a semi-flex nib before. Is it possible to get line variation like that at normal writing speed with a full flex nib, or is it all very deliberate no matter how flexy the nib is?

I know I should probably stick to a stub or slight italic, but I'm so curious about flex...

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 19:07

QUOTE(transition @ Jan 11 2008, 06:52 PM) View Post
I've never used a flex or even a semi-flex nib before. Is it possible to get line variation like that at normal writing speed with a full flex nib, or is it all very deliberate no matter how flexy the nib is?

I know I should probably stick to a stub or slight italic, but I'm so curious about flex...

Go to to see flex writing by Antoniosz at normal writing speed.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 22:34

That writing looks very nice, out of curiosity how long did it take you to write it? It looks like a Copperplate style script with a bit more of a slant, the capital T looks very Spencerian. The general style actually looks a little like the 'Italian Hand' of Copperplate I have in one of my books, especially the fact that you have swelled the ink on some of the descenders.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 13:06

That is wonderful! Your penmanship is amazing. I also really love the look of the ink. I might just have to buy a bottle of that ink now.
Thanks for posting.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 00:22

I have no expertise in this field whatsoever so please take the following as uneducated opinion smile.gif
The style is very attractive and the writing beautiful, however I am bound to say that the composition as a whole needs more room. IMHO with such an ornamental style you need more white-space both between lines and between words.

When viewed as a whole image rather than just a piece of writing, artistically, (if that makes sense):
I am not keen on the way the tails at the end of one word overlap with strokes beginning the first letter of the next word.
To me it seems to lessen the impact of each artfully penned word, but if that is a stylistic element I could accept it. Unfortunately the way some descending strokes are written over by the next line, looks untidy,almost scribbled and really does detract from the work as a whole. The lack of "loft" between lines makes the piece look crowded.

On the other hand I wish I could do half so well.......






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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:55

QUOTE(30Cal @ Jan 9 2008, 06:15 AM) View Post
I'm not sure what you'd call this style. I think it looks good (especially in this ink), but it's not very easy to read. Forgive my spelling mistake.



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Is the most impressive handwriting I've seen so far. And sooo personal. Looks somewhat old fashioned, I just love it. Makes me wonder about the personality of the owner. Interesting.