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Spencerian Script / Old-school style
« on: August 11, 2016, 01:50:45 PM »
I'm going waaay back! Anyone have pics of specimen of old old Spencerian? Really digging this style lately but there's not a lot of reference material. Or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. I tried to copy this from one of the files in my phone's screenshot folder, most likely from instagram. Anyone else interested in this style?

Spencerian Script / scraps from Open Study nights at Iampeth
« on: August 06, 2016, 11:55:04 AM »
Just some of my scraps from the convention's nights of practicing.  I'm very apologetic about my calligraphy attempts (maybe too much so) and get anxious when people watch me write but somehow I got the courage to hang out at night in the convention room to practice. So nice to see other people working on their Spencerian. I have to admit I was secretly hoping people would be interested in how I wrote. I miss those nights, y'all.  :'(

Spencerian Script / No drills club
« on: June 21, 2016, 02:24:10 PM »
My claim to not do drills was challenged by someone earlier this year. So what do I mean when I say I don't do drills?

Do I write letters over and over for lines and lines? Absolutely. And I understand that some people refer to this as "drilling" too. There's no way to learn anything without repetition. (I'm not that stubborn  ;D) What I don't do is write those straight push/pulls and oval coils that are in every Spencerian instruction book. I also don't do those diminishing size push/pulls, the long s's with alternating shades, the cone-shaped oval cornucopias, etc. Do they help? Yes. Can I do them? Probably not, haha. But that's OK!

I keep all of my practice sheets since I started two years ago in a big box. You will not find more than two pages of drills in there. None of which were done in the last 20 months. I don't like them. And I like to think I don't need them.

What's your reason for not doing drills?

Spencerian Script / Practice with ballpoint pen
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:16:55 AM »

Medium point BIC on regular filler paper

Anyone practice with ballpoint pen? Nibs and ink are so inconvenient  >:( And with regular pens you don't have to worry about catching the paper. So easy! haha. But does it help? I've seen some calligraphers install ballpoint pen refills in oblique holders to do oval drills but I'm skeptical about how this helps with pointed pen. They're so different. Maybe it depends on the ball pen?

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