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Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 29 - 2023: Massive
« on: October 29, 2023, 07:36:23 PM »
@AnasaziWrites I had no idea the turtles could get this massive! thanks for the pic!

@Cyril Jayant I'm so glad you joined Inktober after all and are providing us with all those adorable cartoons.

@K2 thank you for sharing your expertise once again. No worries about justifying. The inner kid NEEDED that pretty shiny bottle, after way too much adulting lately, so I wasn't going to feel bad! But if you thought it was a terrible choice, I could totally hear it  ;D ;D ;D
In the end you made me even more excited about receiving them, so thank you! (and I need that Iron ore now)

Here's my entry. I struggled a bit, but the point is to struggle in order to find solutions. I know I've done a bit of progress today.
Now my next homework is to write a whole quote in a nice layout. With variations. By Thursday. Seriously, who lives at this speed? I'm toast.

Apart from this, I never thought I would enjoy Fraktur this much. So it's a nice surprise!

Night night everyone!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 28 - 2023: Sparkle
« on: October 28, 2023, 05:55:18 PM »
Loved these posts Anasazi and Vintage (tags won't work on my phone tonight...). Copperplate is great for wine  :D

Best I could do tonight, after some practice! Frustrates about my k's last stroke being too long. But I'm learning!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 27 - 2023: Beast
« on: October 28, 2023, 07:03:58 AM »
Hi @K2 , I adore that beast and the Fraktur that goes with it! I also really like the texture on the versal. So expressive!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your ink rant with my morning coffee. Yes, I have gone through your Inkvent threads, and I know you have a weakness for shimmery inks  ;D

I bought the Ferris Wheel ink because Oliveleaf calli on IG was using them, and I am very fond of her work. And there was that buy one get one free discount, and it was pretty, and I had a difficult month, and mostly because my inner child was like  :-* (a very cartesian approach).

May I ask: did you put Ferris Wheel shimmery inks directly in your pilot parallel pen? I am worried the glitter might clog and damage the pen.

I'll be sure to check out your recommended inks!

And thank you for your kind words on my calligraphy. I am working hard to become a professional someday. And words like this really cheer me up.

Have a great day!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 26 - 2023: Remove
« on: October 27, 2023, 05:52:23 PM »
I can't wait to see your work @Matthew H.! Don't pressure yourself. Join when you can and enjoy it!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 27 - 2023: Beast
« on: October 27, 2023, 05:49:44 PM »
Aaaannd back to micro practicing while waiting for the next part of the course.
And even this isn't micro practice, there's a capital letter and 4 lower case letters for goodness sake!
Maybe the course has helped me loosen up instead of overfocusing/obsessing for hours over single strokes.

P. s. I love the science of learning how to learn, which is why I am sharing this with enthusiasm, but I am afraid I am also very rambly. Hope you don't mind!

Good night!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 27 - 2023: Beast
« on: October 27, 2023, 02:34:21 PM »
Louie is terrifying! @AnasaziWrites
Lovely colors.

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 26 - 2023: Remove
« on: October 27, 2023, 04:01:27 AM »
I love this @K2. Again really pretty fraktir with lovely shading of the green ink. And cool knotted R.
Thanks for the ink recommendations. Do Roher and Klingner inks have to be thickened to Je used on broad edge nibs?
Last night I felt I really deserved a reward for surviving this month. I ended up canceling my diamine ink order for something I wanted even more: ferris wheel press ink! I got myself one plus a free one thanks to the Inktober discount.

They.'re supposed to be really good on nibs, straight out of the bottle
I'm excited to use them for Fraktur.

Here' s what I got:

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 26 - 2023: Remove
« on: October 26, 2023, 07:11:27 PM »
Hello everyone!

@Mary_M I am so sorry about your cat. Grieving a pet is so hard <3
@AnasaziWrites you and @K2 simply never run out of ideas do you?
@Cyril Jayant it's so nice to have your illustrations! everyone had a really different interpretation of remove! and we haven't seen everyone yet!

As for me I am cramming Fraktur, just turned in my assignment. I do feel that the cramming from yesterday actually did bring me more ease today. In normal times I tend to only do micro practice, until i get every tiny detail right, before i even write a small group of words. But now I am being reminded that, like in music, practicing a whole "piece" without stopping, before it is perfect, is also important for growth.

Aside from that I am happy that I am learning the pen rotations on the L, you can see it on the second one, where the bottom of the l is slightly thinner than the top. If it were left up to me I would have spent the week practicing just that  ;D but Filip Cislak is seriously kicking my backside with his course  ;D ;D ;D

Night night everyone!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 25 - 2023: Dangerous
« on: October 26, 2023, 01:13:16 PM »
It's nice to be back!

@AnasaziWrites nothing more dangerous than those pups (although my guinea pig almost killed me once, by chewing the electric cord of my washing machine, which is in the bathroom).

@K-2 Yay Fraktur! I love the capital and this intense yellow! it looks really clean.

@Erica McPhee i don't know the song, but as i read it, a tune popped in my head nonetheless haha!

Today I decided my saving goals for this month were a complete failure (mostly due to gifts I had to make).

So I decided to disregard the numbers and order my first bottle of Inkvent diamine ink: Blue Peppermint! :D Can't wait!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 25 - 2023: Dangerous
« on: October 25, 2023, 07:04:45 PM »
You know what's dangerous? Joining a one month Filip Cislak Fraktur course 10 days late and then rushing through to the week 3 homework due tomorrow. I can spend weeks on 3 or 4 letters of a script. And now I have to do all the capitals at once!
It is actually an interesting exercise to try to use all the letters of a script you don't know.
 Still, I'm in pain. 14 words left.

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 22 - 2023: scratchy
« on: October 22, 2023, 07:11:21 PM »
Day 2 of practice, from earlier today (during the toddler's blessed nap).

Real quick post because my brain is broken right now, and I'm hopping to bed.

Thankfully, tonight I have finished much of the task that is holding me back for Inktober. So now I will only have the toddler to contend with!

See you soon :D

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 19 - 2023: Plump
« on: October 20, 2023, 06:03:05 PM »
@K2 thank you for your kind words. This group has been a huge source of encouragement on my long and winding and rocky calligraphy path. I really enjoyed the story behind the plump blond eared bear, and that beautiful versal :)

@AnasaziWrites so much serenity in your post. The picture and the calligraphy echo each other perfectly.

As for my Fraktur course, I got access and got through the first hour of the first of 4 classes. It was intense! Putting it to practice this evening was very straining. But the course is also replete with excellent advice that applies to all scripts (italics is what I have most in mind!).
My main focus is italics right now, but I've been at it for months, and I needed to stray a bit, as a way of further reflecting on letter forms and broad edge technique.

Later, I would love to become proficient at gothicized italics. I just love the looks of them!

Below are my first attempts, with a parallel pen.

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 16 - 2023: Angel
« on: October 20, 2023, 05:53:25 PM »
I've been back and forth (mostly back ;D) about whether to post this. But then not posting it because it isn't perfect defeats the purpose, right?!

I have to admit, the process of working on this today has helped me in so many ways. Rather than write angel in black practice ink, it seemed the perfect time to try to get to grips with Schmincke gold gouache. I confess, I usually prefer a slightly deeper shade of gold (and gouache remains something of a headache, I'm afraid). But I really enjoyed working with it. I also had to write flat, which I don't usually do, and it taught me I definitely need to practise more of that. Anyway, I'm just making excuses now. Here goes…

(And like you said, @K-2, hopefully the fact I've failed so much while doing this means I've been pushing myself!)

I loved reading this @Matthew H. , your italics are lovely. The capital A is very balanced and the g is very elegant.
I ordered Schmincke calligraphy gouache (black and deep red) because I need them for the Fraktur course I'm taking (the black gouache at least), but now I'm worried it may be harder to use than I anticipated... is it really difficult? (i was hoping gouache would be great with bigger nibs).

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 18 - 2023: Saddle
« on: October 19, 2023, 06:35:02 PM »
I was hoping I'd start my Fraktur course tonight but I can't access it. I was hoping to show you my first attempts at Fraktur. After spamming the platform I decided to practice my italics instead, and do it much bigger than I usually do, with a 6mm parallel pen.
It sure teaches you a lot to write big, you can rethink your style, but darn is it painful to see the flaws so big!

Inktober 2023 / Re: Day 17 - 2023 : Demon
« on: October 18, 2023, 05:11:55 PM »
Hi everyone,
Had to pause for a while as I had to bring stuff home from work and work on it once my toddler was in bed. It was infuriating to not be here.
So much so I just had to enroll in Filip Cislak's course on Fraktur, which I've been eyeing for a while, to calm my nerves. So now I'm enrolled :D

@K2 I just love that little gargoyle!
@Matthew H. I really appreciated that gold Italic Angel. Keep doing that G, it's awesome.
@AnasaziWrites I knew this was in Rome but had to google the meaning, I'm glad you're feeling better :)

Now off to my nibs! See you soon everyone!

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