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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Unpacking Oldřich Menhart
« on: April 03, 2021, 03:29:21 AM »
Hi all,

Attended a workshop last week by Carl Rohrs on the work of Czech calligrapher Oldřich Menhart. Thought I'd start a thread of talk about his work if anyone else is interested.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Trying to learn flourishing
« on: March 21, 2021, 12:47:10 PM »
As the title says, trying to learn how to flourish with a broad edged pen, specially Italic. One of my first attempts... not really happy with it but I wanted to post something!!

Would love tips and feedback so I can get better :)

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Developing your own style - have you done it?
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:40:33 PM »
I'm a novice calligrapher who's been learning on and off for quite some years. Currently re-acquainting myself with Italic with the ambition to finally get really comfortable with it.

I notice a lot of the masters have their own little 'flavour' to their hands - a specific vibe or rhythm, sometimes little stylistic quirks or alterations that make it unmistakably 'theirs'. My question to other more experienced calligraphers, have you made it to being that comfortable with a script that you developed your own style or flair? And how did you get there - did it come over a long time with years of practice and without you realising, or did you actively try to cultivate this?

I'm just curious, hope to get there one day myself :)

Introductions / On a road back to calligraphy
« on: August 31, 2020, 03:02:43 PM »
Hi all,
Happy to have the opportunity to connect with 'my tribe' online.
I was an avid novice calligrapher *last decade* (gasp - that's a long time ago!!).
Went into a period of career change and several large intercontinental moves and for some reason just didn't have the patience or mental space for calligraphy anymore during these years.
However, I did already have faith it would come back to my some day, and am pleased to report I have been feeling the call to my pen again. I'm a few months back into active practice, am thoroughly enjoying reconnecting with this long lost side of myself :)

Looking forward to connecting with you and discussing some of the interesting sides of this craft.

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