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#1 penspouse

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 21:29

I have decided that in order to improve my penmanship, I need to work on spacing of my letters and consistency in size. I know how to practice that to make it better, but I don't like the way I fom some of my letters, in particular, several of my capital/uppercase letters. I need some ideas. I am looking for everyday writing. I don't need lots of flourishes or embellishments. I just want decent looking letters to get the job done. If you would be willing to post a sample of your written alphabet so I could see how you form your letters, I would be most appreciative.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 18:21

Okay. I'm not that crazy about my writing either. It's uneven and uncertain.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 20:17


This is beautiful, clear handwriting which, I'm sure, will be admired by many on this forum, including me.

It's refreshing to see monoline handwriting for a change, and BTW isn't the Lamy Safari a wonderful writer?

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 23:51

QUOTE (caliken @ Aug 30 2009, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is beautiful, clear handwriting which, I'm sure, will be admired by many on this forum, including me.

It's refreshing to see monoline handwriting for a change, and BTW isn't the Lamy Safari a wonderful writer?

Ken


Thanks, Ken! I really recommend the Lamy Safari (or any Lamy) to someone who wants a good fountain pen that won't put you into bankruptcy.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 14:36

Karen,

Thanks for being brave and posting. You penmanship is beautiful. My goal is to have mine as evenly spaced and consistent as yours. You have given me some ideas for my capitals. I hope others will post as well.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:16

Not quite as pretty as Karen/Vidalia's but I do my capital letters a little bit differently so I thought I'd post mine. I'd like to refine a few of them, like the A and the N, which never feel right because they're so pointy. Others, like the O and the S, I just choose not to write in any type of cursive because I like the way they look just fine in regular handwriting smile.gif.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 14:44

Thank you! I'd like to change several of mine caps, but I really hate my Ms and Ns. I like your twist on the "F" and "T".
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 16:59

QUOTE (rauduong @ Aug 31 2009, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not quite as pretty as Karen/Vidalia's but I do my capital letters a little bit differently so I thought I'd post mine. I'd like to refine a few of them, like the A and the N, which never feel right because they're so pointy. Others, like the O and the S, I just choose not to write in any type of cursive because I like the way they look just fine in regular handwriting smile.gif.

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Your writing is great. I'm going to copy your capitals T, F, K and Z!

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 17:27

Don't know if this will help you much, just a quick & dirty example of my daily handwriting without using guidlines.
I know it needs work, looks much better when I actually take my time, just how I happen to write with typical mistakes and all...


I view my fountain pens & inks as an artist might view their brushes and paints.
They flow across paper as a brush to canvas, transforming my thoughts into words and my words into art.
There is nothing else like it; the art of writing and the painting of words!

~Inka~ [Scott]; 5 October, 2009

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 22:05

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 22:10

QUOTE (rauduong @ Sep 1 2009, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Your hand writing does looks very much like mine, I'm rather amazed, like looking at a mirror image [almost].
I really like your signature, had been working on mine for decades and never really pleased with anything I'd come up with.
That I do really need to practice, perfect, then go to my bank and log it into record.

Thanks.
I view my fountain pens & inks as an artist might view their brushes and paints.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 23:29

Thanks, Inka. Keep the good ideas coming.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 23:39

QUOTE (penspouse @ Sep 1 2009, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks, Inka. Keep the good ideas coming.




Nothing special, I felt off tonight. I got my words from http://www.fountainp...howtopic=119066

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 23:45

QUOTE (penspouse @ Sep 1 2009, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks, Inka. Keep the good ideas coming.

My pleasure to help, always!
There are some great Websites out there, penspouse, I had them all Bookmarked but since reformatting my hard drive not long ago I had to first transfer them all to a Flash-drive or a CD-ROM.
If I find them, or find the Links again, I'll try to remember to post them here so you can check them out.
There are guides you can print out, lined paper to print out on blank paper, a place to create your own lined and guideline templates to save & print, lessons in penmanship, how to sit properly and much more.
Its amazing the resources available on the Internet these days, on just these exact things!

I view my fountain pens & inks as an artist might view their brushes and paints.
They flow across paper as a brush to canvas, transforming my thoughts into words and my words into art.
There is nothing else like it; the art of writing and the painting of words!

~Inka~ [Scott]; 5 October, 2009

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 23:49

Thanks, MattSense. Now how about a sample with capital letters.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:23

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I was wondering how I would sign my name if my name were Scott and I have no idea sad.gif Let's see your signature!

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:41

QUOTE (rauduong @ Sep 1 2009, 10:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I was wondering how I would sign my name if my name were Scott and I have no idea sad.gif Let's see your signature!

Scott is basically the same but a bit different as at the bottom of my hand-writing sample I'd posted earlier here.
It really should differ from my daily-hand, so as not to be so easy to forge just by looking at my writing style and getting lucky, for security purposes of course.
My last name is written a bit differently, not by much either.
I view my fountain pens & inks as an artist might view their brushes and paints.
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There is nothing else like it; the art of writing and the painting of words!

~Inka~ [Scott]; 5 October, 2009

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:57

My attempt at cursive monoline. This is not my daily script, I usually put down a illegible mix of cursive and print, but it is how I would write if I wanted to write something entirely in cursive. Not done at my "note-taking speed". I would say this is how my writing looks when I slow down to a moderate speed and will it to look legible.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 17:16

QUOTE (wykpenguin @ Sep 3 2009, 12:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My attempt at cursive monoline. This is not my daily script, I usually put down a illegible mix of cursive and print, but it is how I would write if I wanted to write something entirely in cursive. Not done at my "note-taking speed". I would say this is how my writing looks when I slow down to a moderate speed and will it to look legible.


That's nice writing!

Karen

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:52

QUOTE (penspouse @ Aug 29 2009, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have decided that in order to improve my penmanship, I need to work on spacing of my letters and consistency in size. I know how to practice that to make it better, but I don't like the way I fom some of my letters, in particular, several of my capital/uppercase letters. I need some ideas. I am looking for everyday writing. I don't need lots of flourishes or embellishments. I just want decent looking letters to get the job done. If you would be willing to post a sample of your written alphabet so I could see how you form your letters, I would be most appreciative.

headsmack.gif Penspouse, I read the title of your post without really absorbing the content of your message. My alphabet is exactly what you're NOT looking for. unsure.gif Perhaps it just shows what a pen, ink and too much caffeine can do.