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  1. 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/
  2. I found this in the mess that is my desk :-) I did this a while ago and thought it is worth sharing. My scanner is not cooperating and insists on this level of contrast. This was written with somewhat diluted Noodler's Black that I like a lot for pointed pen work - it doesn't go on as dark when used with edged nibs though. - Salman
  3. OdinsMusings

    Gothic Letter "c"

    Hello all! SO I have started my adventures in learning Gothic lettering (after many years of being intimidated in the amount of strokes required), and I just can't wrap my head around the letter C. (And, I suppose the letter E too since they are practically the same). The angle of my top stroke keeps shooting off in weird directions. Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to do this right?
  4. 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





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