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Offline Ken Fraser

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A Spencerian tangle
« on: April 16, 2017, 05:32:15 PM »
A tangle of Spencerian majuscules


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Re: A Spencerian tangle
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 04:59:07 PM »
A tangle of Spencerian majuscules
@Ken Fraser

Oh, Ken, that happens to my paper clips sometimes. Such a tangle.
I've untangled them for you so you can use them.
You're welcome.

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Re: A Spencerian tangle
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 10:55:39 AM »
I've just spent more than an hour carefully extending and linking flourishing in an attempt to create a cohesive whole as a finished, balanced piece of artwork. You've just reversed the procedure and returned the letters to their original state. It's a bit like someone putting an artist's paints back into the tubes.
Thanks a lot  :( :o ??? :P :'( :-\

I have to admit, however, that's it's an impressive piece of de-construction.  ;D
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Re: A Spencerian tangle
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 11:25:39 AM »
Y'all crack me up.  I needed the laugh this morning.  Thank you both!

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Re: A Spencerian tangle
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 09:08:51 AM »
Ha. All in good fun, of course.

The detanglement does illustrate two points, though.
The letters are beautifully done, and can stand on their own, bare of any embellishment.
Second, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. What looks easy when done actually involves a good bit of thought and planning to appear as a cohesive whole, not just a jumble. There is definitely more here than a random jumble of letters. Good artistic sense. Very pleasing.

Deconstruction is actually a good exercise in learning how things are constructed.
Now, if I can just get my watch back together.

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Re: A Spencerian tangle
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 01:15:07 PM »
Mad skills to the both of you!!  I am really impressed with the composition and the ability to deconstruct it.  I'm doing well to follow the lines from beginning to end to see how its made.  Something to strive for.  :-)

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Re: A Spencerian tangle
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 04:59:13 AM »
Hope to tangle and entangle these letters soon. Working towards it. :D