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Offline aann0415

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Hello World!
« on: July 09, 2015, 05:30:39 AM »
OMG! I canít tell you how happy I am to have found this forum! I have been wanting to learn calligraphy.  I'm just getting started with exploring it and I have no idea where to start, what paper and pen to use. Currently the only pen I have is this ZIG Calligraphy pen 3.0, is this okay for a beginner like me?

By the way, my name is Aann and  I am from Philippines. This forum is wonderful and thank you for sharing it! Looking forward to learning from people here.

Thank you for your help and time! Mabuhay! :)

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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 10:07:27 AM »
Hello Aann,

Welcome to the Flourish forum.   :)

This is the perfect place to start and learn and grow.  You will find endless resources and material to practice and loads of people here ready to help you out on any queries you will have.

A good place to start would be these threads on the forum. 
Recommended supplies for Beginners

Favourite practice paper

Mr. Ken Fraser, an amazing calligrapher and member of this forum created this thread for different types of exemplars.  If you have not yet decided on what style to start with, these examples will help a lot.
My Exemplars


If and when you decide to use pointed nibs,  this thread will help a lot
My Favourite nibs for pointed pen

The tutorials made by Erica in the pointed pen Nirvana section are perfect to start copperplate practice.

Hope this helps some..


Happy writing
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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 10:28:50 AM »
Welcome to the forum Ann  ;D

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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015, 10:33:58 AM »
Hello Aann! Welcome to FF :)
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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2015, 10:52:22 AM »
Welcome and thanks for joining us!
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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2015, 10:55:40 AM »
Welcome to the forum! Prasad did a great job at giving you pointers on how to start. Feel free to ask questions and critique form us. Everyone here is kind and helpful.

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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015, 11:43:42 PM »
Thank you so much all for the warm welcome!  ;)

Prasad, this is great information. Thanks much!

I have a question guys, In the lessons here, can i use brush pens instead of nibs? I really wanna learn the modern calligraphy.

Thanks. :)

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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 08:48:55 PM »
Hello fellow Filipina! I'm just an IG message away should you need any beginner tips. :) Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2015, 11:31:02 PM »
Mabuhay Aann!!!! Welcome to the forum!! You'll love it here!

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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2015, 02:29:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum, fellow filipina! :)
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Re: Hello World!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 01:11:39 PM »
Well hello & welcome!  :)
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