Author Topic: Practice with ballpoint pen  (Read 22432 times)

Offline himasf

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2016, 10:47:17 AM »
from page 2 of Iampeth scrapbook #2



Anyone else wanna share their ballpoint pen practice?

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2016, 12:20:13 PM »
I practice with a uni-ball Eye at times, but not the way you do and certainly not at your level. Should give it a go one day though, as I feel copying a letter could be a very insightful exercise indeed.
-- Alexander --

Offline himasf

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2016, 01:25:22 AM »
I don't think I've tried that pen. Share a pic when you do give it a go.


ash0kgiri

  • Guest
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2016, 04:02:57 AM »
Wow. This looks effortless. One question. As compared to ball pen how about using pencil. This is for me to start with.

Thanks,
-ashok

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2016, 04:26:36 AM »
I don't think I've tried that pen. Share a pic when you do give it a go.

Will certainly do! The picture of my latest handwriting in this thread was done with one, a UB-157 to be accurate. It's probably a little too broad for what you do, but the UB-150 might work. In general I love these pens, as they write under their own weight, with lovely water proof and fade proof ink. Plus I like their no frills shape and size.
-- Alexander --

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2016, 04:18:01 PM »
Tonight's capital 'P' practice.

-- Alexander --

Offline himasf

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2016, 11:04:05 AM »
nice light hand, rednaxela!

ash0kgiri

  • Guest
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2016, 12:16:12 PM »
That looks amazing @Rednaxela :D

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2016, 03:54:51 PM »
Thank you gentlemen, much appreciated!

I think I'm going to try a Madarasz line next, see how that goes.
-- Alexander --

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2016, 04:00:05 PM »
Today I've tried my hand at this one. It's a Madarasz piece from page 54 of IAMPETH Scrapbook 1.



Unfortunately I can't show any results yet, as I had to redo many letters, words, and lines in the process. However one thing that strikes me is how unbelievably educational this is to do. Just focusing on the letter shapes, proportions and transitions has been extremely insightful for me, and it feels like the last hour I've made more progress than the entire past month.

Anyone who recognises this?

Things I've picked up so far:

-The slant is quite extreme, though somehow for me this seems to simplify making the ascender loops, something I tend to struggle with.
-The x-height is tiny compared to the ascender height. At least 1/4th, but it might be even smaller. See for instance the difference between 'l' and 'o' in 'low'. Or the 'e' in 'Whose'.
-The 's' is huge, and can be made to work by well curving its entry stroke. In general, curving entry strokes is something I have to work on.
-The 'r' is also quite high, and together with the 's' it gives the script a nice and dynamic look.

Will post some results soon.
-- Alexander --

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2016, 04:19:56 PM »
Tonight's least rubbish attempt:



Please feel absolutely free to comment!
-- Alexander --

ash0kgiri

  • Guest
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2016, 11:10:55 PM »
Thats looking absolutely neat @Rednaxela :D. Will leave the comments part to the senior members :)

-Ashok

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2016, 12:36:25 AM »
Thank you for your kind words @ash0kgiri, much appreciated!
-- Alexander --

Offline Rednaxela

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Karma: 29
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2016, 05:11:39 AM »
Some of my assistants, focusing mainly on the minuscule 's'.

-- Alexander --

Offline prasad

  • Super Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1130
  • Karma: 103
    • View Profile
Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2016, 07:42:53 AM »
Looking great Alexander.  Do you have any guidelines below for the slant?

-Prasad
Never be afraid to try something new
Remember - An amateur built the Ark and Professionals built the Titanic
My Instagram