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Offline silvereye

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60 degrees for offhand flourishing?
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:00:52 PM »
Apologies if this is something that everyone already knows but when we refer to holding the pen at  60 degrees for doing flourishing (as mentioned in Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy and Hoang’s videos),are we talking about pen being elevated 60 degrees from paper or from where?  Im trying to do the exercises in the book but the shading is hard when they run parallel to the lower border of the paper (so shading strokes but not down strokes).  Is there a way to resolve this?

Offline AussieCalligrapherAlex

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Re: 60 degrees for offhand flourishing?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 06:13:17 PM »
Pretty sure they mean like this. Just pulled the image from google images btw.