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Spencerian Script / Re: Wide Lined Paper for Spencerian?
« on: June 01, 2016, 11:48:11 AM »
Just ordered some plain regular Rhodia paper. I haven't found the Rhodia R that's Not Lined? Or the Ivory... Which is what I Really want!! Where did you get yours?... If I may ask :) :) and THANK YOU Again!!! I Love Love LOVE these Lines!!!!

Goulet Pen Co. has some R Series pads. Mmm, that ivory paper. And with the printed light blue guidelines it's just like correspondence specimen from way back in the day. If only I could write like they did.  ;D

White ink on black is my first love but ruling is tight on the lined gel pen pads from Norcom, 8mm apart  >:(  Do other brands have wider spacing? Writing on every other line will do for now. But if anyone knows of wide ruled gel ink paper please let me know so I can buy reams of it.

You must know, you can print on black paper with a laser printer and even black toner keeps visible over the paper!

Did not know that! Good to know. Now I wish I still had my color laserjet printer.

Spencerian Script / Re: Wide Lined Paper for Spencerian?
« on: June 01, 2016, 11:09:15 AM »
Same with an inkjet printer.

Have you tried this? I tried printing that guidelines pdf just now on black paper with my inkjet and it did not work at all. I mean, it probably deposited some ink but it's completely undetectable.



Spencerian Script / Re: Wide Lined Paper for Spencerian?
« on: May 31, 2016, 11:46:22 PM »
Oh!!! Cool!! James.... Is this what you did for the letter you sent me?? That letter is what prompted my post!!LOL!!  What line generator do you use?? If I may ask??

I figured as much! I used the one on But if the watermark bothers you here's the pdf with just the blue lines. They are close to 1.5 cm apart and there is a ~1 cm margin on both sides. There's enough room for ornate caps and tall ascenders. I use it on Rhodia No.18 pad paper.

If only there was black paper with lines that widely spaced.  :'(

Kind Critique / Re: first attempt
« on: May 25, 2016, 02:07:24 AM »
I've been practicing for 2 years this month and I agree with the advice to practice lowercase monoline in the beginning. One less thing to worry about while you're perfecting the forms. As for those whole arm movement oval drills I don't think they help with lowercase, like, at all. That time is better spent carefully studying exemplars. Just my opinion. *ducks*

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Calligraphy confessions
« on: May 25, 2016, 01:15:41 AM »
My calligraphy practice mantra used to be "Make this pretty for Instagram." :-[

That's not so bad. Look at this letter I sent to a potential client last year. I don't even know how this could've happened but it did. I think it was delivered by a pack of wolves. Photo: Michael Klein

 I have those pdfs in every device i own with a screen  ;D How much did it cost to print them out?

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian Shading
« on: May 24, 2016, 02:52:18 PM »
Could you you point me to more samples from DE Knowles? I really love that sample you posted and have been practicing from it since I saw it last week.

Spencerian Script / Re: Wide Lined Paper for Spencerian?
« on: May 24, 2016, 10:35:53 AM »
I customize regular and ivory Rhodia R paper with inkjet printed light blue rules. I make blank .pdfs with just the lines from an online generator. This way I have complete control of the spacing, color and even the margins (I don't like when rules go edge to edge). td;dr:I'm a control freak so I print my own lines. ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Then and Now
« on: January 06, 2016, 12:47:06 AM »
Wow, everyone's befores are so neat.  :o
late may 2014 -> jan 3 2016

smudges galore. nikko G, higgins eternal on copy paper  ;D

Leonardt Principal, walnut ink on Rhodia.
Need to practice more so I'm not embarrassed come June when I say
I've been at this for two years...

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