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Offline Ken Fraser

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The beauty of Roundhand Script
« on: March 20, 2023, 05:28:27 PM »
Copperplate written with an oblique penholder.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2023, 05:30:26 PM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: The beauty of Roundhand Script
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2023, 08:24:40 AM »
This is excellent. Very well done! How do you keep from dragging ink in forming the strokes of the nís and hís? And what kind of ink are you using?

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Re: The beauty of Roundhand Script
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2023, 04:35:11 AM »
I don't understand the problem with these letters. I just write them as all the others.
The ink I usually use, as here, is Higgins Eternal. with the addition of a little Gum Arabic.

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Re: The beauty of Roundhand Script
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2023, 09:48:17 AM »
Thatís it. Itís the ink. Most people leave a small gap between those strokes but with that particular ink itís not necessary as it doesnít really behave in the same way as other inks. Whether itís due to not pooling on the surface or being applied in such a thin layer, Iím not sure. I read in another thread where you stocked up on Higgins Eternal a long time ago. Are you still using the same bottles? Supposedly it was a lot better back in the day. Todayís formula is good and dark, lays down pretty nice, and is very well behaved. Thereís even a bit of shading at the tops of letters.