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What was your source for the script? I was given A Book of Scripts by Alfred Fairbank, a Penguin Book, that has similar examples of script. Have you tried writing using the letter forms at the bottom of the page? In the Fairbank book there was an Italian renaissance script that I tried to emulate and have used it to write letters. I had to modify some letters because I thought modern readers might confuse a letter with another and there were some letters that were completely missing and I had to create a letter form that went with the script style. Trying a different script is rather fun. If you try the above script I hope you will post an example.

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My favorite handbook on German handwriting -- including Current (or the ancestors to it), Fraktur, and older German gothic hands -- is Wolfgang Fugger's Handwriting Manual, 1553. My English version is from Oxford University Press, London, 1960. A bit hard to find but can be done. Great comparison to the Italic Manuals of the same period.

 

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Randal

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I am sure you can learn it! Maybe I can learn it too - but before going back some 500 years, it's useful to check the later versions of the script, especially Offenbacher Kurrent, designed by no other than the great Rudolf Koch. It will help you to get used to uncommon e's, r's, v's, w's, etc.

Practice, patience, perseverance

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Randal, I am now focusing on Wolfgang Fugger -- however, I find the modern broad edge pen, have issues... I can't write it on the left or right edge to produce the thin with a quill.

 

 

Eli, I am checking out Offenbacher Kurrent.

 

About Fraktur...

 

To whom is a better scribe? Johann Neudorffer the Elder or his pupil Wolgang Fugger?

Or is there another manuscript that has better instructions (Jean de Beuchestne)?

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Oh my gosh!

 

Fraktur is NOT Fraktur but a compilation of / deviation of textura ... where to begin? Maybe I should narrow my scope to just Fugger, and forget Fugger about the rest (for now).

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Randal, I am now focusing on Wolfgang Fugger -- however, I find the modern broad edge pen, have issues... I can't write it on the left or right edge to produce the thin with a quill.

 

 

Eli, I am checking out Offenbacher Kurrent.

 

About Fraktur...

 

To whom is a better scribe? Johann Neudorffer the Elder or his pupil Wolgang Fugger?

Or is there another manuscript that has better instructions (Jean de Beuchestne)?

http://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8135/29370600071_7bb685b767_c.jpg

 

Pilot 78G B stub/italic, Diamine Burnt Sienna

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And now I am learning that as well. Thanks Eli :-)

... I believe in purple ink

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