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Which style of penmanship would you use with an: a) extra-fine or fine nib? b ) medium nib? c) broad nib? d) stub nibs (bellow 1.9)? I took three days, an hour in each, to practice cursive and I was really impressed by how much it improved my handwriting! However, it looks much nicer on finer nibs than on wider nibs. I looks weird on a stub 1.1mm nib. Then I saw some of you using spencerian and it seems to require a flex nib. So, I am wondering, which style would you use for different nib widths?
Hello everyone, I have recently created set of calligraphy lessons to learn basic Blackletter penmanship. There are short video tutorials as well as visual guides and practice sheets. This might be helpfull for beginners who are trying different styles and variations. Let me know If these lessons are of any help and how I can improve the experience of learining Thank you )) Oh, the lessons are here http://www.loopsandtails.com/blackletter/blackletter/
Hi all, I started doing Beginners' Calligraphy at Morley College (in London) in Autumn 2014, and wanted to share some of the results here for feedback / encouragement / advice / anything really! I'm into the 2nd term, each term has one 2 1/2 hour session a week, for 10 weeks. We look at 3-ish hands per term, as well as touching on things like blind embossing, gilding, colour theory etc. So it's a bit of a whistle stop tour of calligraphy, but it's giving me the desire to go deeper, and helped me improve a surprising amount. I was getting really frustrated practising alone, from books, as I was having the same problems over & over, but some guidance from a tutor in person has helped me address my difficulties. I need a lot more practice, but the photos below show pretty much where I'm at with Foundation Hand, Blackletter, Uncials, and Versals.
http://i.imgur.com/QFgaUVj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/BT2QAIT.jpg http://i.imgur.com/rVNaj7t.jpg (The first plate above says "Bartholomeus it is meete and most convenient" etc etc) Richard Gething was born in Herefordshire, perhaps in 1585, and at some point in his life travelled to and worked in London. Massey describes him as being in the company of the "heads and fathers" of English calligraphy and that he deserves our "highest commendation". You might have heard of or read Sir Ambrose Heal's "The English Writing - Masters and Their Copybooks 1570 - 1800": this copy of Calligraphotechnia once belonged to him and has his bookplates and some notes by him written in it. This book also once belonged to one Nathaniell Adams, who wrote his name in it in 1654(? not sure about the last digit). Note the elaborate knot which is part of his signature. There is a specific name for such a knot, but I forgot what it was. Short biography of Richard Gething here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/qgn9p89 A .zip containing all the scans is here: https://mega.co.nz/#!SJ0mXDRL!F4dU8mcqB0SR25_cULhQCA6_M2h4GH2lqf__QAu0RPs And I've uploaded the scans on flickr here: http://tinyurl.com/ou9oh93