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Offline Diane Bennett

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New to calligraphy
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:10:16 PM »
Hi everyone,

After a few stressful months at the end of last year I needed a distraction.  Calligraphy was the answer.

I decided to try copperplate and have been really enjoying it, it's so peaceful and calming.

I have been practising the strokes most days and now feel brave enough to try to put the letter together.

I would be very grateful if anyone could offer me some feed back, I am using a book by Eleanor Winters as reference, but Even though I know some of where I'm going wrong, an opinion and advice from others would be very helpful.

This is my attempt and joining the letters.

Thank you in advance

Diane
« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 07:05:58 AM by Diane Bennett »

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Re: New to calligraphy
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 07:00:58 AM »
The photo is upside down, tried to rotate it and it stayed the same can anyone tell me how to get it the right way up.

Thanks

Diane
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Re: New to calligraphy
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 10:48:07 AM »
The photo is upside down, tried to rotate it and it stayed the same can anyone tell me how to get it the right way up.

Thanks

Diane
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I saved it to my computer, inverted it, and post it for you here upside up.
In general, try to photo your work straight on to avoid distortion or even better, scan it (if you have a scanner).

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Re: New to calligraphy
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 12:04:29 PM »
Thank you, I did try but it didn't rotate.  I will scan next time.  Very new to this and was looking for a few pointers, but I can seen the benefit if laying the page flat.  Thanks again.

Diane