Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Inky T O D - Ink Pen Paper And Handwriting Musings #2 - What Do You Like About Your Handwriting?


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#21 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 16 April 2018 - 00:29

OH and that highlighter is actually neon orange.

2018-04-15_Ink_5.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


Sponsored Content

#22 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 16 April 2018 - 00:40

2018-04-15_Ink_6.jpg


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#23 Aysun

Aysun

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 16 April 2018 - 17:34

Amberleadavis - the quote is from Bram Stoker's The Mystery of the Sea. The main character had received a letter from a lady he likes.

I feel like a script that is too perfect lacks the human element. As far as messy? Mine can be messy, but I am trying to wrote slower and with purpose. Though sometimes I just have to slap dash something on the paper to get it out of my head before I forget.

#24 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 16 April 2018 - 19:18

Amberleadavis, thank you for the replies!


fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#25 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 20 April 2018 - 18:41

The first five pages of my first CRV ever. I'm still thinking about what to write on the following pages.

It's amazing how some colors look in person. Monteverde Jade Noir is so dark, my first reaction was 'hey, this black has some green undertones!' and if we hadn't sunny weather, it would have stayed as black to me. Is Sailor Jentle Miruai so dark too?

 

 

fpn_1524248739__amberlea_april_2018_p-01

 

fpn_1524248867__amberlea_april_2018_p-02

 

 

fpn_1524248944__amberlea_april_2018_p-03

 

fpn_1524249188__amberlea_april_2018_p-04

 

fpn_1524249513__amberlea_april_2018_p-05


fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#26 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:49

@RBN Here are the letters that I learned as a kid.

 

zaner-bloser-worksheets-0.jpg


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#27 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:51

So, as you see, weird Ts, Fs and Is.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#28 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:45

@RBN Here are the letters that I learned as a kid.

I must have googled the wrong name because I didn't find this style in my search. Ok now they make sense, thank you!

fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#29 knarflj

knarflj

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 584 posts
  • Location:Michigan, USA

Posted 23 April 2018 - 19:26

fpn_1524511439__23apr18_on_handwriting.j

 

Sorry, I really am trying to figure out how to crop these, but I don't think what I tried this time worked.  Some day...

 

Jenny


"To read without also writing is to sleep." - St. Jerome

#30 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 23 April 2018 - 19:27

@RBN I agree those Ts Fs and Is are just weird.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#31 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 23 April 2018 - 20:43

I post the last pages of my very first CRV, it's been such a pleasure.

 

fpn_1524515497__amberlea_april_2018_p-07

 

fpn_1524515663__amberlea_april_2018_p-08

 

fpn_1524516053__amberlea_april_2018_p-09

 

fpn_1524516172__amberlea_april_2018_p-10


fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#32 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:00

Hey, what is RSI?


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#33 Torrilin

Torrilin

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 368 posts

Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:00

@RBN I agree those Ts Fs and Is are just weird.


Also the lowercase b, o, v, and w. And the lowercase s is a real challenge for kids to learn. The lowercase r isn’t so very bad, but it’s not helping the legibility.

It’s got a lot of similarities to Palmer too. Palmer’s lowercase r is super hard to read until you figure out the derivation.

I’m a terrible person and class them all as round hand derivatives. The Wikipedia article on round hand is an ok overview, tho it’s rather glancing over the technology behind making a copybook and how that affected development. Basically, you had to perfect mirror writing to make a copybook plate.

#34 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:33

Hey, what is RSI?

RSI stands for Repetitive Strain Injury. It causes the muscles to ache often and in many positions.

fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#35 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2018 - 18:32

OH wow. I'm so sorry. 


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#36 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2018 - 19:11

Don't worry, it's actually a very bearable situation since now I make an effort to be careful about many things during my day.

I'm used to it. It doesn't bother me as much as it used to before I contacted my doctor. 

Anyway, here are the last (for real this time!) last pages of my first CRV. I'm sorry I rambled so much and went wild at the end. What happened is that I forgot my 10th item and then I thought that the two sheets of paper at the end were the same kind but they were not. And I wrote with this misconception until the end and realized my mistake later. Typical me right there. lol

 

fpn_1524596496__amberlea_april_2018_p-11

 

fpn_1524596739__amberlea_april_2018_p-12

 

fpn_1524596873__amberlea_april_2018_p-13

 

fpn_1524596935__amberlea_april_2018_p-14

 

fpn_1524597021__amberlea_april_2018_p-14


fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#37 RoyalBlueNotebooks

RoyalBlueNotebooks

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2018 - 19:13

On this page I went "HEck it, let's try them all and see what we get!"  :blush:

 

fpn_1524597134__amberlea_april_2018_p-15

 

fpn_1524597213__amberlea_april_2018_p-15


fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png


#38 Lyric

Lyric

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 121 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 18 September 2018 - 15:38

I can not stand my hand writing. Yet, I shudder at the thought of hand writing becoming obsolete. There are no pros about it either for even I can not read it cold often 🤢.

Being the proactive person that I am I had a plan. Learn calligraphy. While I have not abandoned that idea I now think it not to be an answer to my dilemma of sloppy, unattractive hand writing. I do not even think calligraphy is for replacing everyday hand by nature.

Perhaps what I need to be doing is relearning cursive writing. Im still searching for an answer and plan of action.

Edited by Lyric, 18 September 2018 - 15:39.


#39 amberleadavis

amberleadavis

    Inky! En-Abe-Lawyer

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,552 posts
  • Location:North Las Vegas
  • Flag:

Posted 19 September 2018 - 18:05

We would love to see your process.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#40 Flaxmoore

Flaxmoore

    Phys-ink-cian

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 553 posts
  • Location:Detroit
  • Flag:

Posted 21 September 2018 - 17:10

I'll have to scan mine.

 

Regular writing is a variant of Architect hand. Plain simple block. Easy to read, though my Hs often stretch a little.

 

Cursive, well, I learned D'Nealian way back when. Got to say I hate it. The weird letter forms for G, N, Q, Y and Z in majus annoy me. I never use it anymore.


Physician- signing your scripts with Skrips!

I'm so tough I vacation in Detroit.







Sponsored Content




|