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Handwriting From Hell... A Quest For Personal Improvement.

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#41 Coop

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:33

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:49

Coming along quite nicely!



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:01

thats very good progress you can see a jaring difference but for me I keep on misspelling the words I think I'm writing a bit too fast... but good work... I seriously need to find my font... I have been using Palmer ever since LOL

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not that it's considered bad but still legible... I like it when I write slow but... I think I'm rushing a bit too much


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#44 AAAndrew

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:27

Very nice! I still make more mistakes when I write cursive than when I print, and I still can't write as quickly, but I'm convinced it's habit, habit, habit. You're coming along quite nicely! 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 20:59

Great progress. Keep it up.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:47

Ooh. That's awesome improvement there! What method are you using for learning cursive? I'm looking for a way to learn cursive writing that works nicely for lefties. :)



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:22

Ooh. That's awesome improvement there! What method are you using for learning cursive? I'm looking for a way to learn cursive writing that works nicely for lefties. :)

for me Palmer... since that's what I have been used too not sure for other people..



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:54

For me it's just half what I learned in school and half my own thing. I think I'll call it CoopScript ;P
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 13:19

Just a word, but I heard from a youtuber that if your handwriting is small, it'd be better for you to use a fine or even extra fine tip so to match your handwriting. however, great progress!


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#50 AAAndrew

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 14:54

My handwriting tends to smallness, and I'm finding that using a stub or medium italic (1.1) forces me to write larger and thus more clearly. When I use a fine or extra fine I tend to fall back into old habits too easily. But that may just be me. Some old dogs have to be forced to learn new tricks.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 19:09

Ahh, I see. I personally tend to write nicer if I write smaller, which is why an M tip will be a little too much for me. Glad you found something you're comfy with tho :)


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 19:27

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Okay. I'm sold.

 

I'm a complete n00b. How does one go about attaining similar handwriting?

 

What is this style?

Where did you learn?

 

I'm more than willing to put in multiple hours a day to perfect this.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 20:36

sir its depends on the nib of the fountain pen too

 

what you see is written with a stub nib

 

it has a broad tip


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 14:28

Ah, but beware of the stubs. Once you go stubby, you never go back. (so to speak)

 

My far-from-perfect method to revive my ability to write cursive was first to find the letter forms that I liked. (choose from the various types of handwriting styles out there: Palmer, Italic, etc...)

Get some good paper, and a good pen (doesn't mean expensive, just one that writes well), and some well-behaved ink that shows contrast well (no Sailor Apricot. you need to see your letters well)

Then...

Practice.

Practice.

Practice.

Slowly and carefully at first until you see the letter forms like you want them. Then try a little faster, then slow down when you realize you're not ready yet.

 

Then just take any and all opportunities to write, critique your writing, try different ways of holding the pen, different nibs (here's where the stub nibs do their evil work), sitting, positioning paper until you've found just what works for you.

 

Have fun!!



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:41

Great improvement. If you really want to invest in cursive, I recommend picking up How to Write American Cursive by Michael Sull. I recommend this book a lot all over the internet but it really is that great! Wishing you the best of luck in your penmanship journey :-)



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 14:10

Great improvement. If you really want to invest in cursive, I recommend picking up How to Write American Cursive by Michael Sull. I recommend this book a lot all over the internet but it really is that great! Wishing you the best of luck in your penmanship journey :-)

 

Have a source where this book can be purchased? Sounds interesting.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:44

Have a source where this book can be purchased? Sounds interesting.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:39

Thanks!

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:20

Only if you count my political views :P


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:55

Time to revive this thread... 

 

So I've been improving my handwriting for about 1.5 years. It's been a bumpy ride so far. I rediscovered my love for fountain pens, bought a few chinese cheapies to determine what properties I want in my end-all pen. Fell in love with TWSBI pens, discovered the joys of writing with a stub, bought my first €100+ pen, bought my first €200+ pen, bought a custom 18K gold nib, bought my first €300+ pen. By that time I figured that the thought running through the back of my mind could very well be true. There's no such thing as an end-all pen. Won a €500+ pen, bought my first soft-nibbed pen. All while discovering that the "bottled ink"-wormhole and "fountain pen friendly paper"-wormhole are connected together to form an infinite loop. 

And I was guided through the whole thing by a group of the most friendly, generous, knowledgeable and awesome group of people I have ever come across. Both on- and offline...

 

So, where has this all gotten me?

 

This is how I started out, early 2014:

 

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And this is the last thing I scribbled today:

 

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My handwriting is starting to look half-decent, even without the use of a stub nib. 

 

 

 

My story will continue, but I'd like to thank you all for the part you've played so far!


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Keep track of the progress in my quest for a less terrible handwriting here: http://www.fountainp...t/#entry2917072





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