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Offline supxor

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Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« on: June 21, 2016, 11:11:37 PM »
...have been scripting steadily since 2012. I consider Bill Lilly as my teacher, mentor, and scripting model; in fact, I find his script to be some of the very finest. For that reason, I continue to develop mine to have the look of his. I have a long way to go in order the capture the sheer beauty of Bill's work. Now, retired, and 66 years old, I spend hours scripting and mastering the difficulties of this difficult alphabet and yet gorgeous an ever beautiful one. If the moderators do not mind, I shall share my script with all of you. Enjoy it to the degree you wish and can.

Bob Harrison
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 10:22:17 AM »
Hi Bob, & welcome.  Thanks so much for posting your beautiful work.  How fortunate are Olivia & Jane to have you!
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 11:25:07 AM »
That is Beautiful!!   Oh and welcome to the Forum

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 01:01:50 PM »
Gorgeous work Bob, glad to have you with us. Bill Lilly must be very proud!!
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 02:52:14 PM »
Love that drop cap I!

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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 03:41:25 PM »
Wow! That is fabulous! Please continue to share your amazing work, pleased you have joined us! 😊
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2016, 04:33:37 PM »
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing :) Really like the drop cap.
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 07:09:18 PM »
wow! wow! wow!! Thanks so much for sharing! Love that blue paper, too -- and those minuscule f's!!!

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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 08:40:13 PM »
Bill Lilly is one of my favorite penman ever, his work is gorgeous. As is yours. Welcome to the forum. I can't wait to see more of your work.

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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 07:29:43 AM »
Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece ~ encouraging & inspiring for this beginner nearing retirement.
See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand! Galatians 6:11

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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2016, 12:10:18 PM »
Thanks, readers/commenters for your replies.

To those who like the I, note that it is a Bill Lilly creation/design.

The paper is Cansons Mi-Tientes, textured side. I use this paper all the time, due to the textured side and the fact that the color runs through the entire thickness of the paper. For "scratching" out mistakes, it works well. Bill refers to it as, DOCTORING UP.

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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2016, 08:43:22 AM »
So elegant!!! A warm welcome and a happy thank you for sharing! What a treat to stare over while sipping my morning coffee!
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2016, 09:50:02 PM »
Oh my, this is gorgeous, Bob!  Which white ink & nib did you find worked with the textured paper? 
Enjoy your day!
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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2016, 10:50:03 PM »
lovely work! and the colors go so well together! (let's talk about that gorgeous blue paper...haha)

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Re: Engrosser Script: Sharing My Work
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2016, 11:35:13 PM »
Marcia,

I used McCaffery's white--not the ivory. Since I worked with Bill Lily, I follow his recommendation and use a Gillott 1068a, his and now my nib of preference. The nib, a stiff one, works well for me since I do have a heavy hand! I was fortunate to receive as a gift about 50 bronze Gillott 1068a's from Chris Yoke, a very dear man. The bronze nibs are nothing short of superb ones for my use. Bill Lilly simply adores them, so I gifted several of them to him some months ago.

With the Cansons Mi-tiente which I use often, I do make sure that the McC's white---and all other pigmented inks--are a tad thinner. I do not mind real stiff ink, but I find that it does not flow as well on textured paper, such as Cansons Mi-Tiente. I hesitate to thin it much, as I want the thinnest of hairlines.

I am in no fashion a professional scripter, but just a now retired man who adores the engrosser script alphabet and the challenges of mastering it.

Watch, as I will post more photos.

Thank you for your kind inquiry.

Bob Harrison

The silver ink is J. Herbin's calligraphy ink, which to my surprise works very nicely.