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Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« on: March 02, 2016, 05:29:18 PM »
I have recently started using a Right Oblique and cannot seem to Square my tops for Anything!! I can square the bottoms pretty well... Butch the Tops... No! Any advice on how to achieve that while writing?
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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 01:57:28 AM »
Did you watch that video?

http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=3630.0

As I remember correctly, he explains how to square the tops :). And it's not easy for righties either maybe it just needs a bit more practice. I also need to touch up my top squares sometimes (I am a righty).

Did you try different nibs? In my experience, some nibs work better for that kind of precise work.
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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 02:23:28 AM »
Thank You Estefa :) I have watched it many times and just re-watched it to make sure I didn't miss anything. I have modeled my positioning almost identical to his! :) Unfortunately he doesn't address squaring tops in this video  :( 
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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 04:01:49 AM »
I was just about to suggest the same like @estefa. Did you have a look at Master Penman John DeCollibus Videos on You Tube? What helps me a lot are the video-snaps from Younghae Chung logos_calligraphy (http://www.instagram.com/logos_calligraphy/) on Instagram. She is a lefty and makes beautiful traditional script.

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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 08:18:15 AM »
Thank You Estefa :) I have watched it many times and just re-watched it to make sure I didn't miss anything. I have modeled my positioning almost identical to his! :) Unfortunately he doesn't address squaring tops in this video  :( 
Traci :)

Sorry!! It's a while since I watched it and I was sure he had mentioned or demonstrated it, because he does such a tradtional style.

I am sure you could contact Younghae Chung via Instagram (good hint, Vanessa!)!
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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 09:14:25 AM »
Thank You Estefa & Vanportrait Sooo Much!!  :D I already have a message to Younghae... Just hoping to hear back.  :D 

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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 01:48:49 PM »
I draw the square top then pull down - it never fails!!
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Re: Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2016, 01:58:10 PM »
I draw the square top then pull down - it never fails!!

Thank You!! I will try this too!! :) :)