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Messages - Ken Fraser

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Revitalize
« on: November 13, 2022, 08:50:15 PM »
English Roundhand

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Show & Tell / Re: J S Bach
« on: November 10, 2022, 04:55:46 PM »
This is a variation of a Gothic script called Textura. There are many variations of Gothic Blackletter scripts and this is just one. This was the first style of lettering I learnt, and being Germanic in origin I used it for Bach's name.

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Show & Tell / J S Bach
« on: November 10, 2022, 04:12:05 AM »
This is one of my favourite pieces written by my favourite composer.

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / IAMPETH
« on: November 02, 2022, 06:23:53 PM »
IAMPETH

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Heaven & Hell
« on: October 07, 2022, 04:22:02 PM »
Heaven & Hell

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Aim at improvement
« on: September 16, 2022, 08:08:40 AM »
Objective

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / birthday card
« on: August 19, 2022, 05:14:45 AM »
Artwork for a birthday card. The majuscule A derives from  an historic, floral letter. and is re-drawn here in a simplified version more in keeping  with English Roundhand

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Flowers....
« on: August 17, 2022, 07:44:25 AM »
Flowers....

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A Sense of Honour
This extract from page 60 of The Universal Penman was written by Willington Clark in 1736. and is my favourite piece of calligraphy.
Calligrapher Mike Moore (anasaziwrites) knowing my feelings for this work, kindly sent me this page from an early edition. It's the only piece of framed calligraphy on my wall. It is by far the most beautiful piece of calligraphy I've ever seen.  Now and again I've received accolades for an example of my Copperplate writing and before I get carried away, I only have to look at this page and I'm brought right down to earth. This is quite magnificent beyond words. I was astonished to learn recently that he was only 19 years old when he wrote this. How is it possible to produce such a remarkably, mature piece of work so young?
"Honour" an extract from The Universal Penman written by Willington Clark in 1736

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For me, Italic is always the best starting point.

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An example of paper orientation. The one-stroke flourish started at the letter x. All the downstroke shades are approximately vertical.

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Adagio
« on: August 03, 2022, 10:24:12 AM »
Adagio

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Thanks, Mike

With complex letters with shades at different angles, I always follow the same procedure.
I constantly rotate the paper so that the shaded stroke is always approximately vertical.
In this way, with an oblique penholder, the nib tines open evenly and the shaded downstrokes
are full and well-balanced.

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Spencerian Script / Simple Spencerian example
« on: August 02, 2022, 07:27:28 PM »
Spencerian example

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I turned the paper 90 degrees to the right and wrote the letter starting at the top.

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