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Looking For An Italic Font For A Left Hander

italic left handed handwriting

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#1 Sammyo

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 00:16

I have a friend at work that is struggling with an italic pen.

 

He is left handed and having trouble finding a comfortable writing position or font to use. I am right handed so I don't know where to start to help him. I am looking for any advice, links or examples that could help him. He has not asked me to ask, but I know that he is really interested in italic calligraphic handwriting and is having trouble finding a way to make it work.

 

Thank you in advance all for your help.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 15:18

Hope the lefties chime in quickly on this thread. There are people, such as Kate Gladstone, on the network, that can give good advice on how to write italic left-handed. So tell your friend not to give up hope. Might suggest starting with DuBay's Write Now as a study guide.

 

And, welcome to FPN.

 

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 20:41

I'm a left handed underwriter and struggled with writing all my life.

 

Part of it was down to everyone telling me that left handed people had bad handwriting and the other was being forced in class to have the page straight up and down.

 

Fast forward many years. Someone close to me, laughed and said you have terrible handwriting and when I said I'm left handed, she asked does it matter? Secondly I turned the page so that the top of the page pointed at 2o' clock rather than 12 o' clock.

 

Now I write like http://www.fountainp...lue-black-inks/ but am still trying to improve.


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#4 Sammyo

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 22:41

Might suggest starting with DuBay's Write Now as a study guide.

Thank you, it is very much appreciated, I will pass on the info :)

Edited by Sammyo, 13 March 2015 - 22:45.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 22:45

Now I write like http://www.fountainp...lue-black-inks/ but am still trying to improve.


Your handwriting is far better than mine, very nice indeed. Clean, clear, legible and constant. I wish mine could be as good as that :)

Edited by Sammyo, 13 March 2015 - 22:46.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 19:27

I suggest keep on experimenting i tried it it made my hands cramp up after 1 hour of practice...





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