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Offline Blotbot

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2014, 12:00:46 PM »
The Lupfer script is very interesting.  I am no expert, but it looks like a hybrid between copperplate and Spencerian.  The miniscules look like copperplate to me, while the majuscules look with Spencerian, with the wedge shaped descenders. 

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2014, 12:05:03 PM »
Martin, I in no way am being critical - I have no room to do so... I'm a very, very newbie.  My "D's" may never look as good as this one.  I simply don't like the look of the letter D.  Same goes for L.  *shrug*  Just an off handed observation. 
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 12:32:36 PM »
Beautiful!   :D
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2014, 12:53:05 PM »
The Lupfer script is very interesting.  I am no expert, but it looks like a hybrid between copperplate and Spencerian.  The miniscules look like copperplate to me, while the majuscules look with Spencerian, with the wedge shaped descenders.

it is precisely that, with some liberties taken on the copperplate ('t' cross-bars, some 'd's).

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2014, 01:29:23 PM »
Martin, I in no way am being critical - I have no room to do so... I'm a very, very newbie.  My "D's" may never look as good as this one.  I simply don't like the look of the letter D.  Same goes for L.  *shrug*  Just an off handed observation.

I don't see any problem with that, really. It's a matter of taste. It's probably still a good idea to practice it, as it's part of the script, but nothing prevents you from using other forms for both 'D' and 'L'.

You can see alternate forms for both by one of the greatest ornamental penmen ever (Madarász) below:




Maybe you'll like those better.

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 07:35:02 PM »
Augh those are so perfect that it hurts to look at.. and to think that the original is probably 300% smaller than that..!!  :'(
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