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Lefty Square Tops while using a Right Oblique?

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tmtcalligraphy:
I have recently started using a Right Oblique and cannot seem to Square my tops for Anything!! I can square the bottoms pretty well... Butch the Tops... No! Any advice on how to achieve that while writing?
Traci

Estefa:
Did you watch that video?

http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=3630.0

As I remember correctly, he explains how to square the tops :). And it's not easy for righties either maybe it just needs a bit more practice. I also need to touch up my top squares sometimes (I am a righty).

Did you try different nibs? In my experience, some nibs work better for that kind of precise work.

tmtcalligraphy:
Thank You Estefa :) I have watched it many times and just re-watched it to make sure I didn't miss anything. I have modeled my positioning almost identical to his! :) Unfortunately he doesn't address squaring tops in this video  :( 
Traci :)

Vanportrait:
I was just about to suggest the same like @estefa. Did you have a look at Master Penman John DeCollibus Videos on You Tube? What helps me a lot are the video-snaps from Younghae Chung logos_calligraphy (http://www.instagram.com/logos_calligraphy/) on Instagram. She is a lefty and makes beautiful traditional script.

Estefa:

--- Quote from: tmtcalligraphy on March 03, 2016, 02:23:28 AM ---Thank You Estefa :) I have watched it many times and just re-watched it to make sure I didn't miss anything. I have modeled my positioning almost identical to his! :) Unfortunately he doesn't address squaring tops in this video  :( 
Traci :)

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Sorry!! It's a while since I watched it and I was sure he had mentioned or demonstrated it, because he does such a tradtional style.

I am sure you could contact Younghae Chung via Instagram (good hint, Vanessa!)!

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