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Offline Ken Fraser

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Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:47:11 PM »
This is Shakespeare Sonnet no.116 written in Cursive Italic with a Pelikan fountain pen fitted with a Richard Binder fine Italic nib and filled with Aurora black ink. The paper was Mondi smooth 100gsm, the writing is at a slope angle of 8 degrees and the x height is 2.5mm.

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 04:50:48 PM »
This is Shakespeare Sonnet no.104 written in Upright Cursive Italic with a Pelikan fountain pen fitted with a Richard Binder fine Italic nib and filled with Aurora black ink. The paper was Mondi smooth 100gsm and the x height is 2.5mm.

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 04:54:40 PM »
This is Shakespeare Sonnet no.97 handwritten in Cursive Italic with a Manuscript fountain pen fitted with a Medium Italic nib and filled with Aurora black ink. The paper was Mondi smooth 100gsm, the writing is at a slope angle of 13 degrees and the x height is 3mm.




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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 04:57:46 PM »
This is Shakespeare Sonnet no.117 handwritten in Cursive Italic with a Manuscript fountain pen fitted with an Italic nib and filled with Aurora black ink. The paper was Mondi smooth 100gsm, the writing is at a slope angle of 17 degrees and the x height is 3.5mm.


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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 05:27:53 PM »
This is from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Act 1 Scene 1. It was written with a no.2 1/2 Mitchell's square- edged dip nib with Higgins Black ink. The paper was Mondi smooth 100gsm, the writing is at a slope angle of 5 degrees and the x height is 7mm

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 10:28:59 PM »
Fantastic!
To see the comparison between the different slants and heights is a fantastic lesson.
I believe that I am going to try something similar with my italics

Thank You for sharing Ken.

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 03:57:23 AM »
You're welcome, WJTury

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 08:04:12 AM »
Beautiful.  :)

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 08:56:53 AM »
Very interesting and well done. A delight for the eyes.

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 01:00:12 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 02:21:02 PM »
I love your italic hand, Ken!
I'm planning on learning italic in a few months. Could you suggest any guides and supplies for it?

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Re: Shakespeare in Cursive Italic Handwriting
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2014, 05:46:59 PM »
I love your italic hand, Ken!
I'm planning on learning italic in a few months. Could you suggest any guides and supplies for it?

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The books I recommend are :- Italic Handwriting by Tom Gourdie
                                             Handwriting for today by Tom Gourdie
                                             Write Now by Getty & Dubay

I use :-  William Mitchell dip nibs (square edged)
             Manuscript fountain pens with square-edged nibs
             Rotring Artpens                  "     "           "      "       
             Lamy fountain pens            "     "           "      "

I use Higgins black ink for the dip nibs and Aurora black or Parker Quink black in the fountain pens.

For colour, I use Artist grade Designers' Gouache with dip nibs. In fountain pens, I have no particular choice.

I use Mondi Smooth Selection 100gsm paper for almost everything, but any smooth good quality laser or inkjet paper is fine.

Ken