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Nobody can touch this guy!
« on: January 22, 2014, 10:26:09 AM »
Hey all, 

It occurred to me that the lefties among us should really have a look at IAMPETH Master Penman John DeCollibus's work. 

IMO, John DeCollibus is the greatest pointed pen calligrapher alive!  Bold claim, right?  I absolutely adore this video.  His humble work area, his family's cheesy comedy routines, all the dorky stuff... 

And then he does his thing...  Skip forward about 6 minutes and 30 seconds if you don't have all day, but I recommend the intro too!  ;)

His flourishing is divine.  I love his "copper-cerian" script.  I could go on and on. 


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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 12:59:32 PM »
Wow! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! What a sweetheart! It is so humbling to see the work of a masterpenman. Just amazing and inspiring! Thanks for sharing this!
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 09:04:16 PM »
Oh my goodness. Totally agree with you on John's mastery. Wow, so glad to know about his work and videos.
Thanks!
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 10:00:10 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that when Jake Wiedemann saw John DeCollibus' work, it inspired him to become a Master Penman. I remember picking up my jaw from the floor when I saw his dueling pens video. Truly a legend!

Someday I will go to IAMPETH. Someday!

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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 02:12:34 AM »
I love this video!!!!! He seems super down to earth and adorable. I loved his personal makeup artist ;D Haha. And his flourishes. :O AND he's left handed??? Amazing.

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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 10:46:01 AM »
Right??!  I love the corny quality of the video.  Love the Massachusetts accent!!  And then he begins to write... and he really just takes my breath away!  My throat really does get a lump in it...  When I first watched the video and he took off flourishing a loopy loop and the end of a line, I started yelping at the screen as though I were watching sports or something!  Calligraphy geek heaven.   ;D

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 01:26:21 PM »
Another endorsement for the must-see video!!  (dorkiness and all!!)
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 03:49:36 PM »
The first time I saw this video I vividly remember was in a Starbucks lunch with a artist co-worker. I was freaking out and she asked if I was alright, lol! Then we saw the duelling pens video and we both lost our appetites LOL!
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 08:41:42 PM »
Right??!  I love the corny quality of the video.  Love the Massachusetts accent!!  And then he begins to write... and he really just takes my breath away!  My throat really does get a lump in it...  When I first watched the video and he took off flourishing a loopy loop and the end of a line, I started yelping at the screen as though I were watching sports or something!  Calligraphy geek heaven.   ;D

I love everything about this post!  ;D  ;D
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 08:42:16 PM »
The first time I saw this video I vividly remember was in a Starbucks lunch with a artist co-worker. I was freaking out and she asked if I was alright, lol! Then we saw the duelling pens video and we both lost our appetites LOL!

LOL! And this!!  ;D  ;D
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2014, 05:30:32 AM »
Waow !! the great talent of these master penmen is to let you know that it's soooo easy !!!! But we do know how it is.... don't we ?!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 01:28:12 AM »
Oh my oh my!
I watched the video while feeding my baby. When he started to write... I gasped! And somehow didn't take my eyes off the screen. I didn't realize I've been spilling milk all over my baby's neck. I had to wash and change him, then fed him first, and watched the video over again.

The flourishes! So amazing!
Someday i wont need guidelines too!
Just amazing!
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 01:56:06 AM »
LOL Louise!  ;D
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Re: Nobody can touch this guy!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014, 12:58:58 PM »
Louise, I thought about the guidelines too!!
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