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Flourishing / Re: Compound/complex ending flourish - order of pen strokes?
« on: November 18, 2023, 09:12:37 AM »
Thank you Erica ;D. It is a great hand  good structural plan you did.
There are many things in this  piece of work.
For me I love it . As Erica said Need a bit of preplanning  ..That" bit " goes a long list of planing as .. ;)
I guess if you use a pencil and do it several pages on A4 size. and then get the  pen and determine how many dippings you need and control the speed to stop and hide the restarting points to show the tricky Infiniteness.
There's a lot of work. By the time you learn what speed you need to avoid all wonkiness and give more dynamic to the lettering , then it is a masterpiece like the original.
This is also a good start for someone to look at how good he/she is at ovals and maintaining the consistency of the  spacing and how the speed effect  in the process.

Karl , Thank you for starting this thread.
It is quite interesting interesting to look at others writing. Specially those  who pioneered into the penmanship and introduced many forms of writing.  I am studying many work of them on their SCRAP BOOKS, WHICH IS MY BEST INTEREST.
I already  have M.Souls's Big bible of writing never started it as it is too big and hidden among my books waiting to get started on  one day.
Some more older manuals  get my attention  and The first time I saw and heard about this book I just went and put in to a basket and it is waiting to be paid and cleared. But I am not in a hurry. I have to finish some other books that I have started with.
It is always good to see that you are progressing than your are feeling you are struggling.

Keep writing Folks ...  ;D It will get you more pleasure one day and all day.



Flourishing / Re: Compound/complex ending flourish - order of pen strokes?
« on: November 15, 2023, 04:58:06 PM »

Besides the flourish, it seems to me the whole word must have had to have been written out completely before making the flourish.  Was it written without the beginning C first in place in order to get the spacing right then C, then the flourish added after?  If so, that means the flourish would need to join up in two places. Was it likely drawn starting after the s or starting after the C?
@Zivio it could have been two part  in this and this is more into OP writing type and not the spencerian  general penmanship.

I am adding the rough drawing how it was actually made. My Apologise :-X..  it was not Calligraphy ( Beautiful writing  :D) Just undressed it to show what is it's Skelton .
Many older Master penman used lot of pen lifting. Most signatures  that has" infinite flourishing" where  there are many chances to have some pen lifting.  Writing was an art and although there were rules many masters had many tricks to make their writing. So pen lifting is also we have to master in to a certain extent. But it is challenging  as our lifting is clearly visible as it it not perfectly done.   

Tools & Supplies / Re: Syed's pens
« on: November 12, 2023, 02:25:42 PM »
Very nice.   @syed sha abulhassan Quadr . I have noticed you are no longer in the Etsy store.
Glad to find your new Shop and good luck!  ;

Tools & Supplies / Re: Syed's pens
« on: November 11, 2023, 09:36:37 AM »
This an old thread and a conversation But I guess that I bump this up again.
@syed sha abulhassan Quadr
Hello syed, I am Cyril, I think you can remember  me when I bought a pen from your Etsy  Shop.
It is simple pen but a very beautiful tiny and a amazing writer I was looking for.

I am very impressed by your life journey into calligraphy. This story got me to send you this message to you and I'll be back to you again to get another pen soon.
Congratulation and all my blessings  to you in your path to get into more prosperous life  in calligraphy.

Thank you and regards,
Cyril. - from London.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Which phone for calligraphy pics?
« on: November 07, 2023, 09:26:04 AM »
Telephones are Spies in the pocket.
"iPhone Tagging" is a separate Apple gadget very famous in many Carjacking.It is sold separately. It is well integrated in to  every iPhones .  So if you have a phone spying is un avoidable.
So I don't use a phone for photography. I prefer  using an iPad  and that is what I use basically for Forum photography. You can buy a second hand old iPad like iPad Air 3 which is good for photos and it is versatile and efficient.
If you use any Photoshop programme ii can enhance your photos better. But for macro photography your need good lighting and close up zoom/lens functions of course. For general coping photography I am using  an iPad.
But I think is is useless to invest a latest iPhone for photography. but these are my personal  thoughts.

I am agreed with Erica for her consideration  of privacy against the iPhone policy. It is the worst  ever phone  on Spying. Google  Galaxy S23  is way better and can be set it to minimise the problem.
And also there  is a version called " DE-GOOLED GALEXY PHONES " TO KEEP THE GOOLE AWAY COMPLETELY TO BROWSE tracing free by Google on the internet. We can't avoid the Spy world anyway but we can minimised to a level  not to let them get so attached to every thing.

anyone has the " Now and then' Writing specimen samples of the members in the forum Please !!! ;D

Tools & Supplies / Re: European nibs
« on: November 03, 2023, 11:18:00 AM »
What is your favourite European Nib??

Inktober 2023 / Day 31 - 2023 -Fire
« on: October 31, 2023, 04:51:12 PM »
Inktober 23
Day 31 Fire
Just a peace of world in the Peanut world
Someone is enjoying the camping after fire fighting  ;D

Thank you everyone and I  hope all are enjoying the Halloween!! 

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Scriptus 2023
« on: October 31, 2023, 11:09:20 AM »
Wow It looks like a paradise .
Hope you had a great time !!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Many, Many Thanks!
« on: October 31, 2023, 11:06:33 AM »
Lovely work Erica and rest of the SUPER HEROS , Congrats to you all  in your journey within you calligraphy Passion.

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 30 - 2023: Rush
« on: October 31, 2023, 05:43:36 AM »
Beautiful work and @AnasaziWrites   amazing work and fine Spencerian Mike .
@K-2  lovely  work and it is fantastic Awesome  colour application.
@Erica McPhee thank you always for your kind thoughts  . Much appreciate it.
@Lucie Y we are always waiting for your return.
Have a good day everyone and cheers !!!

Show & Tell / Re: The Vatican Observatory
« on: October 31, 2023, 05:36:33 AM »
Very nice ink and quite interesting aspect.
@K-2 your original portrait is fantastic . I love the Cosmic details you had added to the story to match with the characteristic personality of  the portrait of the Vatican priest.
That bottle is very pretty too.

Nice broad edge work !! ;D

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 30 - 2023: Rush
« on: October 30, 2023, 02:32:46 PM »

Lovely work Mike ! ;D

Inktober 23 - Day 30 challenge

Rush In the world of peanut  seems more Fun to snoopy  :o


Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 11 - 2023: Wander
« on: October 30, 2023, 01:37:27 PM »
Nice one @Lucie Y Great start . I too love to do this one but I am waiting for some more time . My learning curve  is going every were  so I want finish what I started now . Congrats on ROUND HAND .

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 29 - 2023: Massive
« on: October 30, 2023, 08:48:44 AM »
@Lucie Y Thank you and glad you like my cartoon interpretation  into the Inktober challenges. Actually it was just an idea I got into from the first draw I did it and the rest came very easily into the series.
My drawing was done so fast I never bothered to use a right paper ink and pen  to use . Just rough  drawing and I wish I have done them very carefully and taking more time .
I have a very different idea for the the next year and I am going to use my full skills of calligraphy  for sure.

Thank you again  and I must say Your skills are getting better and I must say you have improved a lot better for the time you just joined the forum.
I am sure you have more dedication and motivation to get to that level where you are aiming for making a living out of writing. You definitely  be able to do it. And you have more ground to do many things in Paris.
PARIS BEING THE PLACE FOR PARADISE OF ART , THERE ARE many interesting ideas could put into seed. Invite me to your exhibiting in Jeu de Paume in- Musee du paume or at Muse de l'Orangerie  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I love Paris  and it is very nostalgic city for me .. next time if I visit Paris I want see Nikola  Nikola uhiour
 Congrats on your progress !! ;D

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