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I believe Ken has posted a sample of each somewhere, let me see if I can find it and will post a link.  ;)

I believe that this may be the posting you're referring to.

The same lettering, written with the same nib, in an oblique penholder, at the same x height for direct comparison.
I've copied it so often, the image has thickened slightly, but I think that it still demonstrates the differences. English Roundhand is first followed by Engrosser's Script.
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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by AnasaziWrites on October 24, 2021, 04:18:28 PM »
extinct


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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by AnasaziWrites on October 24, 2021, 03:17:47 PM »
@AnasaziWrites - either I'm missing something from your post (I can't see the pics?) or you have submitted the most META interpretation of "leak" ever!

@K-2
Hah! I was wondering if anyone would get it. So let's go from the sublime to the banal on leak.


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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by K-2 on October 24, 2021, 02:52:46 PM »
@AnasaziWrites - either I'm missing something from your post (I can't see the pics?) or you have submitted the most META interpretation of "leak" ever!

24. Extinct

Someone help me here please? - @Erica McPhee I've been using your guidelines for copperplate practice, and I feel like there's something I'm not understanding about the "t" height.  Somehow it looks too tall when I go all the way up to the dotted line indicated on your guidelines.  But then, when I don't (like here), they also look too short?  I also hate the "c" (c's are difficult).  But the "x" turned out better than usual.

I feel like I am not terrible at other styles?  but copperplate is so rigorous, and I think I must be kind of lazy or somehow uncoordinated.  I penned the name of that poor, extinct Hawaiian honeycreeper on the drawing, and feel isn't terrible, is it?  (just not very exact...)
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Spencerian Script / Re: Pointed pen nibs – Hints for angle/speed/movement
« Last post by Zivio on October 24, 2021, 01:26:28 PM »
 @manalit  @Erica McPhee

Grateful for these additional thoughts and tips! I was surprised, after reading from so many who were happy with HP Premium LaserJet, at how poorly it works for me. I’m using it now just for drills and “playing around” … a shame to waste it. Using ClaireFontaine for more serious practice, and now I’m very curious about that Rhodia.


I’m liking the comments on those specific nibs—should be a help as I experiment.


Although it will probably be awhile before I gain any kind of control, I am seeing for the first time the potential beauty of shaded lines even in the most haphazard attempts. NOW I get what Erica was saying about the fun beginning!
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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by AnasaziWrites on October 23, 2021, 05:56:15 PM »
leak


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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by K-2 on October 23, 2021, 11:42:35 AM »
@AnasaziWrites - To get that neon effect, I put down a layer of dye-based ink and let it dry (fountain pen inks are marvelous; pigmented inks & traditional watercolors do not react).  Often, I'll wet the paper, and then drop some ink onto it and let it spread on its own.  Then I dip my pen (or brush) directly into liquid laundry bleach and apply it to the field of dried ink (I like the "no splash" bleach, which have a thickener in them so they stick to the nib better).  That's also how I did the lettering for "spirit" back toward the beginning of the month; the drawing for "spirit" also features bleach effects on the bottle, glass and background (varying the concentration of the bleach to achieve some of the color effects).  "Crystal" - the very first prompt - also uses bleach on ink for both the text and the drawing; to get the round features on the snowflake, I dipped a pipette into the bleach and used it blow bubbles onto the paper.  These days I actually prefer to paint with fountain pen inks over traditional watercolors, following the lead of Nick Stewart [https://nickstewart.ink/] whom I greatly admire.

23. Leak

Putting myself out of my comfort zone with the copperplate calligraphy, which I continue to work on - but I'm clearly a broad-edge specialist.  Doing "art effects" with it helps me feel more adventurous about showing it - but hey, whatever it takes, eh?

The drawing is in honor of my dearly beloved, badly behaved, incredibly leaky Desiderata fountain pen with the ebonite body & feed, that fits a G nib.  Like I actually poured ink out of the cap when I took it out to draw it.  I've written about my joys and tribulations with this pen in the thread on fountain pens with flex nibs.


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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by AnasaziWrites on October 23, 2021, 10:47:49 AM »
@K-2
Love the neon effect. Do you add the bleach to the ink after you have penned the letters? Is the background already dry?

Optimism is most welcome these days.

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Word of the Day / Re: Inktober 2021
« Last post by K-2 on October 22, 2021, 07:39:38 PM »
Such tidy outlined lettering with the negative space, @AnasaziWrites - quite difficult to get those lines so clean.  (metallics in general don't scan well, but silver might be the worst). What a clever idea for "open" too.

The lettering - I've been experimenting with how bleach reacts to certain dye-based inks.  Some of them give off a beautiful "neon" effect, so I thought I'd go for the classic shop sign.

I have to say that I wracked my brain over the drawing - but I chose an optimistic interpretation.

22. Open
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Spencerian Script / Re: Pointed pen nibs – Hints for angle/speed/movement
« Last post by Erica McPhee on October 22, 2021, 06:37:13 PM »
I second what @manalit  said - I have given up on HP Laser jet (they changed the formula or something) and now use Rhodia. A lot more expensive but saves me a lot of frustration.  :-\
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