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Offline Ken Fraser

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 05:06:15 PM »
......many people here also like Eleanor Winters' Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy. I myself don't like it too terribly much......

I agree - her letterforms don't do it for me.
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2016, 05:07:30 PM »
If I had to guess I would say Ken turned his pen or the page to get those think strokes at L and T. I could be wrong tho

That's correct.  :) 

Copperplate majuscules are more drawn than written, whereas the minuscules can be written like any other script - if a little slower.
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2016, 05:31:46 PM »
Andrew H posted a bunch of lessons and exemplars from the Business Educator. http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=3119.0;topicseen  I'm working through the Zaner.

I also like the one from the HG Healey collection from the IAMPETH Convention Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/IAMPETHConvention/photos/pb.141687522554846.-2207520000.1452119438./922477801142477/?type=3&theater
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2016, 06:46:48 PM »
I would just like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who's replied to this thread!  It's a true testament to how fantastic the community is here and I couldn't appreciate it more.  Really enjoying reading through all the comments  :)

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2016, 12:15:47 AM »
Hi Erica,

Is this the newest edition for the Speedball textbook?


No, it's on page 64 of the 20th edition.  :)
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2016, 01:55:17 AM »
I'm working on getting copyright permission to scan the Healey exemplar from the Zanerian manual or post an image to John Neal's site with a link here. In either event, I highly recommend purchasing this text from John Neal who had it reprinted last year. Zanerian Manual.

In the meantime, I did a version just to give you an idea. I like Healey's flourished version because it is still a pretty straightforward Copperplate but with a bit more flourish.

Sometimes I don't do the last "e/c" type end flourish as I feel like it sometimes reads as an e or c.  ;D Also, on the S, M, and N, my entry stroke is a little thicker or the thick is in a slightly different place. I believe Healey probably turned his paper to achieve the thick stroke at the top of the entry stroke on the M and N, but I don't like to turn my paper. Also, I work with walnut ink so my thicks tend to "bleed up and down" into the thins. His thicks are much more distinct on like the L and S but you get the idea.

I included a version on the guidelines I use to show you spacing as well.

I used the Shipbrook Guidelines generator. Ledger Headings (Large) (5 lines per inch, ascender height 2, 55 degrees). This is very close to, if not the same, spacing as what Dr. Vitolo uses.

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2016, 11:18:08 AM »
Thank you Erica! What a beautiful exemplar, I can't wait to give it a try X
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2016, 01:46:05 PM »
Beautiful job, Erica!!  ;)

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2016, 03:48:50 PM »
Thank you for pointing out that exemplar Erica. It is indeed a lovely example with just a bit of excitement added to it.

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2016, 07:16:47 AM »
I'm working on getting copyright permission to scan the Healey exemplar from the Zanerian manual or post an image to John Neal's site with a link here.

In the meantime, I did a version just to give you an idea. I like Healey's flourished version because it is still a pretty straightforward Copperplate but with a bit more flourish.

The Healey version (page 20, Zanerian manual) is a very attractive collection of Copperplate majuscules, and your version is beautifully realised and is equally accomplished IMHO.  :)

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2016, 08:54:32 AM »
Gorgeous work, Erica!  Thanks for posting! 
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2017, 04:20:23 PM »
I love how this community shares their ideas and works. Different approaches with common goals.

Erica and Ken - thanks for posting an image of your actual exemplar's. I have saved both and printed them out. I need to quit staring at them and do the work  ;) (also need to pickup a copy of the Zanerian manual).
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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2017, 03:38:38 AM »
Thanks for this wonderful share @Erica McPhee and @Ken Fraser. Really appreciate.

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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2017, 08:15:41 AM »
I always use Zaner's and Lupfer's exemplars.

Here is Zaner's


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Re: Best Exemplar for Copperplate?
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2017, 04:22:51 AM »
Although this is an excellent exemplar of Engrosser's or Engraver's script, I've never understood the need to break the flow of the lettering by stopping and starting at the baseline between the shaded stroke and the following upwards hairline. This is most noticeable in the last line and detracts from the overall flow IMHO.