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Offline schin

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2014, 05:42:51 PM »
This is a pleasure to look at, what fabulous script! What pen point did you use?

I think this might have been scanned on a slight downward slant hey?

Sorry I missed your reply!!! This was (probably) written with a Gillott 604EF.

Amy: Indeed there is traditionally little shade on spencerian.. but you can always add extra shade ala Madarasz as Andy said :) There's no wrong answer!

AndyT: I like very little shading on mine, I've been too influenced by EW Bloser :)
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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, 05:58:58 PM »
It's that light and airy texture you see on a page of Spencerian which I adore: someone here likened the shades to wildflowers in a meadow and I really wish I'd thought of that.  But each to their own.  Another thing which is nice is that you can write a few lines without dipping if you shade infrequently and pick the right nib!

However, there are established shading options for most letters, so if you want to copperplate the hell of it, you sort of can.  (And Louis Madarasz sort of did, sometimes).  Schin has exercised a good deal of restraint but there are quite a few very light shades scattered about in there, on the top of a and g, the final downstroke of m and n, and on r for instance - but you have to go hunting for them.

I am learning from Michael and Debra Sull's book, so I am doing their exercise shades. Thanks for the shading help!

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2014, 09:39:51 PM »
I want to Copperplate the hell out of it.

Best. quote. ever. I need this on a t-shirt.

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2014, 09:52:57 PM »
That was funny! I will get designing.

Years of being a high school teacher makes me dramatic.

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2014, 02:52:30 AM »
Make another shirt that says 'B*tch do you even ornamental penmanship??' 'You so basic like Speedball!'
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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2014, 06:53:35 AM »
I like very little shading on mine, I've been too influenced by EW Bloser :)

Is that possible?  :)

I think probably the best guide on lower case shading and letter variants I've seen is P Z Bloser's book ("Lessons in Ornamental Penmanship", with examples written by Lupfer).  There are options in there for almost every letter, but it's p, t and d with their squared finishes in contrast to all the others which define the look for me.

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2014, 02:06:15 AM »
I just have to update this quote with even more 'flourishes and extraneous appendages'... especially the author's name!  8)
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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2014, 09:47:37 PM »
Makes my heart go boom!  ;D
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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2014, 09:49:10 PM »
Make another shirt that says 'B*tch do you even ornamental penmanship??' 'You so basic like Speedball!'

This has to happen  ;D

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2014, 11:28:57 PM »
Make another shirt that says 'B*tch do you even ornamental penmanship??' 'You so basic like Speedball!'

This has to happen  ;D

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2014, 02:32:37 AM »
Schin you should flourish it like the style you do for Annoy a postman. Project ANNOY RICHARD A WELLS! Add insane bird and human flourishes. flourish every letter haha!

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2014, 02:33:52 AM »
Make another shirt that says 'B*tch do you even ornamental penmanship??' 'You so basic like Speedball!'

This has to happen  ;D

Even SPEEDBO has more curves on its bod than yo S, brah!

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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2014, 03:19:20 AM »
Fae: LOL! Richard Wells must be spinning in his grave hahaha
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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2014, 03:35:36 AM »
Fae: LOL! Richard Wells must be spinning in his grave hahaha
I so wish he could see this!
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Re: "An ornamental Handwriting is a nuisance!"
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2014, 07:54:00 AM »
Schin,
How stunning!
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