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Offline ash0kgiri

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2016, 02:40:10 AM »
Hi @AmyNeub,

That has turned out to be Terrific... :D

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2016, 01:18:27 PM »
It was fun to practice this one. L.M. Kelchner
Nicely done. You've captured well the "spirit" of the signature.
Is that graph paper 8 squares to the inch (thus, x-height of 1/8 inch)?
Are the large loops done off hand, ie. whole arm?

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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2016, 10:22:10 PM »
Yes, 8x1" grid. Whole arm. I haven't spent time learning off-hand yet. @AnasaziWrites

I always write too big. What size are you using?

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2016, 12:04:33 AM »
Thats really nice @AmyNeub. One question do you have a rough scribble with pen or pencil before you do you final render.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2016, 12:34:25 PM »
Hello @ash0kgiri. I usually trace the signatures a few times with pencil, then pen and ink to understand the structure and steps. Then I just free write and practice a million times.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2016, 12:41:43 PM »
Thanks @AmyNeub for the clarification. Appreciate.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2016, 03:57:53 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Here's my first one on this thread. Hope to hear from the experts :D

Thanks,
Ashok

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2016, 11:08:22 AM »
Very nice, Ashok. I'm a big Kelchner fan. In Michael Sull's opinion, "one of the finest all-around penmen who ever took pen to ink."
 Where did you see the original?
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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2016, 11:18:03 AM »
Very nice, Ashok. I'm a big Kelchner fan. In Michael Sull's opinion, "one of the finest all-around penmen who ever took pen to ink."
 Where did you see the original?

Thanks for the kind words and information @AnasaziWrites. I found this on the 2nd page of this thread. It was posted by @AmyNeub.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2016, 11:26:16 AM »
Yes, 8x1" grid. Whole arm. I haven't spent time learning off-hand yet. @AnasaziWrites

I always write too big. What size are you using?
@AmyNeub
Size? Using the E. A. Lupfer signature for example, I practised on lined paper, no guidelines, and the x-height turned out to be 2 mm or a little smaller. The E, however, turned out about ten times that big.

1/8th inch is not too big. That was the size Lupfer  often used when he submitted signatures to be published in the Business Educator.
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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2016, 01:02:45 PM »

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2016, 01:41:23 PM »
(re:  letter to Lupfer)
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Very nicely done.
 I recognize this from Sull's book, p. 515. One of my favorites as well.
(For those not familiar with it, this is an envelope penned by Mervin A. Albin and sent to Lupfer in 1932)
(Photo courtesy of Zaner-Boser Co.)
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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2016, 04:26:45 PM »
yup, the original on that page by Albin is awesome. That whole page has good muscle movement.
For some reason I tend to think the name written in specimen is the name of the person who wrote it but clearly this was an addressed envelope and could not have been Lupfer himself.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2016, 09:41:57 PM »
This is awesome @himasf

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2016, 09:08:51 AM »
Posted in error
« Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 09:12:04 AM by Ken Fraser »