Hello everyone, I'm a newbie to the world of fountain pens and I'd like to start by improving my handwriting. My job requires me to write a lot more than I expected so I'd like to make an effort to improve it.
There are times where I'll have a proper desk to work in, and other times where I won't, so practicality and adaptability is key. I won't be able to choose what type of paper I write with, so using fine inks or special nibs won't be appreciated, sadly.
I've bought a couple of Pilot V-Pens, disposable fountain pens, to get started. I've used these before and the ink doesn't bleed through the paper I encounter everyday and doesn't blob.
Based on my research, the following books/methods seem to be popular for improving handwriting:
- Write Now: The Complete Program For Better Handwriting by Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay
- The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting: Cursive and Calligraphic by Fred Eager
- The Palmer Method of Business Handwriting (is this the title of a book or just the system? Not sure.)
- Spencerian Handwriting
From what I know, Spencerian handwriting requires a proper desk to write on and requires proper form which I won't be able to execute properly on a daily basis. Eager's method seems to require specific nib sizes and I only have the V-pen to start with.
My other concern is that I want to eventually develop my personal style of handwriting and not just replicate a single style letter for letter. I read somewhere that this is quite childish as adults will have incorporated their own character to their handwriting, even if it's based on an existing system.
Based on the above, what resource would you recommend to improve handwriting, or would you suggest something differently entirely?
I appreciate your help and look forward to reading your posts.
Edited by Verdict, 12 July 2018 - 13:21.