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Handwriting With Italic Nib


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I recently received a new TWSBI mini with an italic nib. I love the effortless flow and ease of writing, but I've never learned how to write with italic and feel like I'm waisting the nib's potential! If anyone could critique my handwriting or suggest sources to learn proper italic handwriting, that would be amazing. I know I need to work on keeping my lines straight and spacing even.... It's a work in progress. Thank you in advance! I apologize if the quality is poor

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The books I have include:

"Write Now" by Getty and Dubay

"Italic Letters" by Getty and Dubay

"The Italic way to beautiful handwriting" by Fred Eager

 

"Write now" I think is the best of them for someone just starting out. Then "Italic Letters" or "The Italic way to beautiful handwriting" are nice ways to build upon your technique further.

 

Another option is to just use online resources. There are a number of good ones, my favorite is the one by James Pickering, here is a link: http://jp29.org/itdr.htm

 

I am sure others will chime in too. Good luck to you on your italic writing endeavors!

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The sources cellmatrix provided are good should you want to learn the italic hand. But you don't have to write italic to use an italic nib. It can make your normal cursive hand nicer due to line variations.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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If you should decide to try italic, the TWSBI nib is an excellent one to work with. You might also want to acquire a Pilot Parallel or dip pens in the 1.9 to 3.0 range for ease in seeing where your thicks and thins are.

 

Best of luck to you, whatever way you choose to use your pens.

Yours,
Randal

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