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#21 Bobje

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 20:16

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 20:29

 

Okay. So it should be "too old," not "to old." And there was a bit of smearing that I scraped off with my "pen knife," as if I had been writing on vellum.

 

I am writing in humanist bookhand, in honor of Jaki Svaren coming out of retirement to teach a 3-day workshop on that hand at Reed College later this month!

 

Enjoy!

 

David

 

Diamine Oxblood ink in a Franklin-Christoph Model 02 pen fitted with a Franklin-Christoph music nib. On Rhodia "R" paper.


Edited by dms525, 08 January 2017 - 20:31.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:53

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Brause blue pumpkin nib, Moon Palace sumi ink

Lovely Bob.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 15:41

- Beautiful capitals in humanist bookhand, David, as is everything else! And that Jaki Svaren workshop -- what a rare opportunity.

 

- Thank you, Sagar -- have just started, and so much to learn.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 16:08

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QOTW week 2 by Richila, on Flickr

Baoer 68 with self ground stub Diamine Sherwood Green in my Peter Pauper Press notebook


Edited by richila, 09 January 2017 - 16:10.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 18:44

- Beautiful capitals in humanist bookhand, David, as is everything else! And that Jaki Svaren workshop -- what a rare opportunity.

 

- Thank you, Sagar -- have just started, and so much to learn.

 

Thanks, Bob. I wish I could attend Jaki's workshop, but I have conflicting plans. I hope to see her next June when Paul Herrera, a student of Fr. Edward Catich and his successor at St. Ambrose college, will be doing workshops at Reed. 

 

I do admire your pointed pen calligraphy. Maybe someday I'll undertake learning Spencerian. 

 

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 22:17

I will need to practice more, much more.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:30

ksm -

 

No one would fail to benefit from more practice, but your chancery cursive looks pretty darn good right now.  I could nit pick, but I'll just offer another quotation from La Rochefoucauld:

 

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 17:16

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 18:16

Sweet italic, Troy -- really nice minuscule a.  I'm also a fan of Noodler's Blue.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 20:30

Sweet italic, Troy -- really nice minuscule a.  I'm also a fan of Noodler's Blue.

 

Thanks Bob.  I've not used this nib much lately, having gone for more cursive and pointed pen stuff.  I forgot how much I like italic.   I really need to practice more.   I wrote this on a table in my classroom, on some notecards I had stuffed in my desk.  


Edited by countrydirt, 10 January 2017 - 20:32.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 16:15

31873492900_fb7dec5e5c_z.jpgFPN QOTW 1/10/17 by Dawn, on Flickr

This is pretty ugly, but I wanted to experiment with the inks, so I combined two tasks into one. I wanted to see the effect of changing colors by dropping a new color directly into the nib reservoir instead of mixing the colors and then loading the pen.

Inks: FW Acrylic Artists Ink - Prussian Blue and Brilliant Yellow
Nib: Speedball B-4 in my new purple pen holder from John Neal Bookseller
Hand: Round San Serif from one of my Speedball Textbooks - my new favorite casual hand

#33 dms525

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 18:07

31873492900_fb7dec5e5c_z.jpgFPN QOTW 1/10/17 by Dawn, on Flickr

This is pretty ugly, but I wanted to experiment with the inks, so I combined two tasks into one. I wanted to see the effect of changing colors by dropping a new color directly into the nib reservoir instead of mixing the colors and then loading the pen.

Inks: FW Acrylic Artists Ink - Prussian Blue and Brilliant Yellow
Nib: Speedball B-4 in my new purple pen holder from John Neal Bookseller
Hand: Round San Serif from one of my Speedball Textbooks - my new favorite casual hand

 

Kind of a DIY Pilot Parallel effect, eh? Cool!

 

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#34 mehandiratta

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:26

31873492900_fb7dec5e5c_z.jpgFPN QOTW 1/10/17 by Dawn, on Flickr

This is pretty ugly, but I wanted to experiment with the inks, so I combined two tasks into one. I wanted to see the effect of changing colors by dropping a new color directly into the nib reservoir instead of mixing the colors and then loading the pen.

Inks: FW Acrylic Artists Ink - Prussian Blue and Brilliant Yellow
Nib: Speedball B-4 in my new purple pen holder from John Neal Bookseller
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no this is not ugly... I love it...


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 15:18

Thank you, dms525 and mehandiratta. :)

#36 Bobje

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 23:27

Richila, I just realized that you ground that italic yourself! Amazing! When I use Diamine Sherwood green, it goes almost black. A wider nib must help.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:16

Here's mine:

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Not as flashy as last week: the oblique nib on the Parker 45 is smaller than that  Snorkel stub (and has a small sweet spot even by 45 nib standards).  Plus the ink (De Atramentis Albrecht Dürer) is not as lubricated or free flowing.  So it did not take well to Uncial.  And my Italic is so rusty as to be completely nonexistent without having a couple of weeks (and/or a good exemplar)  to work from; my copy of Drogin is not, apparently, on the shelf I thought it was.  My copy of Johnston is... somewhere... (and I keep mistaking a similar looking edition of Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving for it, going "AHA! -- Oh, no, wait.. that's Christie, not Johnston..."  :headsmack:).  So no fancy calligraphy, just my plain, ordinary "Trying to get back to cursive -- really!" handwriting....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

edited for typos


Edited by inkstainedruth, 13 January 2017 - 08:16.

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 16:28

David, while waiting for Bobje to set quote for third week, I've tried my hand with different script:

 

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But I definitively need to work on making my arcs rounder and spacing more even.


Edited by ksm, 14 January 2017 - 16:30.


#39 Bobje

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:03

For the third week, some humor:

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"

-- Dave Barry

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:44

Just got home in time to upload the practice work - no time to do a fair job this week. This is done with fountain pens - the larger lettering is done with Bung Box Kabayaki Hamanako Eel. I am not sure about the other ink - it came from a bag of samples with the labels covered in spilled ink.

 

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