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Offline Ken Fraser

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Common Majuscule
« on: August 01, 2022, 06:22:41 AM »
Applying the same majuscule to two names.

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Re: Common Majuscule
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 01:56:57 PM »
I find capital C the most awkward. This one is a beaut!
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Re: Common Majuscule
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2022, 09:18:33 PM »
Nice integration of the names, and the differing sizes of the first and middle minuscules vs. the last name minuscules.
What is the orientation of the paper when you write the C?, @Ken Fraser

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Re: Common Majuscule
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 06:59:49 PM »
I turned the paper 90 degrees to the right and wrote the letter starting at the top.

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Re: Common Majuscule
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 09:54:14 PM »
I turned the paper 90 degrees to the right and wrote the letter starting at the top.
Brilliant.
Most instructive.
This is the kind of insight we need.
Thank you.

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Re: Common Majuscule
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2022, 04:12:35 AM »
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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Re: Common Majuscule
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2022, 05:20:18 PM »
An example of paper orientation. The one-stroke flourish started at the letter x. All the downstroke shades are approximately vertical.