Author Topic: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual by Eleanor Winters  (Read 10631 times)

Offline JanisTX

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Re: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual by Eleanor Winters
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2015, 08:48:34 AM »
I agree with your critique!  The ending upstroke is weird.  And, I don't think that the upstroke that connects the two down strokes really touches the second down stroke in the "W".  Normally, I find his work to be very pleasing, but I'm not a fan of this!

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I purchased this book after reading threads on this forum and I am glad I did. Ms. Winters provides some nice history, reduced photographs of actual works, and I find the flow of her instructions easy to follow.

I use this book in conjunction with Erica's Pointed Pen Nirvana tutorials and feel that with both I am building a solid foundation into the Copperplate method.
"The expert at anything was once a beginner." - Helen Hayes

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as a few has pointed out, the book by Eleanor Winters is not in the same classic style taught at the Zanerian College.  I prefer the Zanerian way, specifically, EA Lupfer's (to be _really_ specific..since there's a bit of variation among the Zanerian-era masters).

Not sure if it's mentioned here yet...but you don't need to buy the Zanerian Manual (TBH the reprints being sold online are serviceable at best), you can download it here free of charge (thanks to the kindness of David Grimes aka @Masgrimes) for the purpose of learning copperplate--i.e., not to be reposted somewhere else and definitely not to be sold.