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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Guideline Generator for ProCreate?
« on: January 29, 2022, 04:37:37 AM »
Hello again FF :)

I have been learning how to use Procreate and just love it.
Can anyone please help with a suggestion...I am having a hard time finding
a generator to make copperplate guidelines that are compatible with ProCreate.

Thank you for any suggestions!!

Eye-popping typeface from the titles in the 1986 classic “Peggy Sue Got Married”. 
A friend of mine was asking me what that “font” is called. 
The best I could say was a mid-century copperplate variant that you would see on old
Appliances, cars, advertisements etc.  the type features non-connecting ligatures and some touches of
Italic.  Clearly the slant is more upright than copperplate at 75 degrees and the miniscules are a bit more squat.   Take a look! Can anyone anyone add any info about this style?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: French Roundhand Exemplars?
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:14:59 AM »
@Masgrimes wow, David! Thank you for that share:) lots of drooling over that book!
To answer your question I am interested in both the Zanerian style and the historical equally. 
Can you recommend anything further? Thank you much!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / French Roundhand Exemplars?
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:12:35 PM »
Been way too long since I've posted here.

Lately I've been so addicted to French RH.  The first exemplar came from The Zanerian Manual (1924),
the others i just found via google image.

Does anyone know where to look for more exemplars of French RH?  Would love to see!

Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Re: Capitals
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:40:20 PM »

Does anyone know where I could find the capital copperplate alphabet that is broken down in to stokes.

I'm still in the process of learning the stokes of lowercase, and I am following Salmans tutorial.  I would like to start learning capitals too, but I don't seem to be able to find any exemplars that have all the different stokes for the capitals,just the letters themselves.

Would appreciate if anyone has or knows where I could find something like this.



Paul Antonio - Copperplate Script Manual published by Speedball.  Hands down my favorite!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Magna Carta discussion
« on: March 05, 2018, 08:12:30 PM »
I've been pouring over many different copies of The Magna Carta.
I'm going to assume everyone here knows the background of the document.
I was hoping some of the experts here at FF could give us some stories
about the hand that was used.  There were four original copies, only one
is known to survive since 1215.

Here is a link to the original that you can really zoom in on and inspect.
Iron gall ink on parchment!

This second example (below) is a much finer exemplar of penmanship but I am not sure of it's date. 
Perhaps the experts may chime in and let us know.


Here be another exemplar from The Zanerian Manual by Lupfer.

@Bianca M

Easy to opt for numerals that are all the same height in that case!

@AnasaziWrites hands down my favorite styling of numerals in roundhand.
I love how some of the numbers stay at baseline and others don't....
that makes for some lovely looking combos, double digits and up.

Here's a example from Zaner.

Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Best Numerals ??
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:54:27 PM »
One thing for certain about roundhand/engrosser's is that the numerals have
a an undeniable beauty.  Was hoping to see some fantastic exemplars if anyone
has a few to share?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: What Script are you married to?
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:38:05 PM »
Ive been in love with Batarde as of lately

absolutely one of my favorite broad nib scripts!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: What Script are you married to?
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:51:42 AM »
hahaha.  Married to one script and seeing a few on the side.    Tsk tsk tsk.   Lol.   ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / What Script are you married to?
« on: December 12, 2017, 07:20:21 PM »
What's up FF People?  I've been hard at work and can't say enough about how much I love
penmanship & calligraphy.  I have completed two years of rather devout studying and I feel
I am only getting close to starting up with the real good stuff.  After this time period I feel myself
gravitating towards putting most of my efforts into learning the absolute fundamentals of English Roundhand &
Engrosser's Script.  I have dabbled in many broad and pointed hands but none has given me as much
challenge and satisfaction than the aforementioned. 

Was wondering what all of your personal favorite script family is and why?

funny enough i decided to begin this thread because I am feeling slightly guilty and sort of missing
some of my favorite broad-edge scripts due to my study of ER & ES.  Does anyone ever feel like they
are neglecting old favorites?  lol....


Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Guideline usage of The Masters?
« on: November 30, 2017, 11:44:04 PM »
@Katie Leavens

Wow! Stunning exemplar of Lupfer! 
Thank you Katie! 

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