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Offline Ken Fraser

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What's in a name?
« on: September 06, 2014, 05:20:20 PM »
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 04:59:23 PM »
Ahh well that confirms it then, there must still be a wee bit of Scottish blood in me since my two boys' (middle) names follow the above rule. Best go change my name to Dorothy though ;)

Beautiful calligraphy and a fun read. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 05:40:26 AM »
Wonderful exemplar Mr Fraser.

May I ask which nib did you use?
And also, did you scan the piece with a 1:1 ratio? I would be interested in the original x-height.

Thank you so much for sharing!
And IMHO a beautiful tradition.
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 05:49:16 PM »
May I ask which nib did you use?
And also, did you scan the piece with a 1:1 ratio? I would be interested in the original x-height.

This was written with a Manuscript fountain pen fitted with an M italic nib.

This is the original size.

Ken




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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 10:02:22 PM »
Thank you for sharing your italic hand. It is my comfort hand. Which nibs are your favorite for italic? I have the Speedball nibs which did not create fine thins on a glossy presentation page using diluted sumi ink. I purchased a Mitchell broad nib but it feels so flexible and I often experience ink blobs with it. I am discovering that the learning curve for finding the sweet spot with paper, ink and nib is just as real as learning the letterforms.
I appreciate your contributions to the forum.
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 06:38:59 AM »
This is an absolutely crisp and beautiful piece of work, Ken!
And this makes it more interesting to me because I love Scotland and their history and culture! I visited there for a week, and immediately fell in love with it. So there's one more thing I got to know about Scotland.

Thanks for sharing!