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lale_75:
Wowwwww!!! Thank you Erika! I'll try it hiding the legend to see if my copperplate is correct!

Thank you!
Alessandra

Erica McPhee:
You're welcome Alessandra! I hope you enjoy it!  :-*

Karl H:
Hey Folks,

If you could recommend only one or two books that have good exemplars of the Old Masters, which ones would they be?  I'm just comfortable enough with basic techniques now and am interested in exploring the letter forms in more detail, and studying the masters and comparing their differing styles sounds like a good way to go about it.  There seems to be quite a few to choose from, and I've no idea which would be "best" for what I'm after.

Thanks in advance for your recommendations!

cejohnson:
Hi Karl

This forum is so rich with many exceptional penman that will provide more than I can, but I wanted to share with you a few of the sites I have used that provide 'free' material from various penman of the past:

The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets (this is a great pdf guide most everyone would recommend)
https://masgrimes.com/archive/zanerian-manual

Zanerian.com provides website links to many of the great old masters
http://www.zanerian.com/Lessons.html

Mr. M G Ward has put together some of the lessons from the old Business Educator into pdf files:
https://mrmgward.com/archive/business-educator-lessons/

And if you want to buy one book with many great examples, you cannot go wrong with 'The Universal Penman' by George Bickham:
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Penman-George-Bickham/dp/1607964082/ref=asc_df_1607964082/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312138007830&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6153203327111332201&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033471&hvtargid=pla-568061557820&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60258871097&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312138007830&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6153203327111332201&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033471&hvtargid=pla-568061557820

I hope some of these will be helpful.

Peace,
Cat

Rivers:
Erica,
This is awesome! Thank you.

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