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Tools & Supplies / Re: How long do you use a nib?
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:51:26 PM »
I'm using Old World iron gall with Rhodia, and I get about three to six hours' continuous use from a nib.

Introductions / Re: Hello from So Cal
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:46:41 PM »
Welcome.  Check out this thread for some inspiration:

Introductions / Re: Greetings from New York
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:43:45 PM »
Welcome.  It's fun to see another creative person join.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Iowa!
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:41:49 PM »
Welcome.  Which style(s) would you like to work on?

Introductions / Re: Hello from PH
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:40:38 PM »
Welcome.  Don't wait to ask questions.  People here are very friendly.

Line quality, letterforms, and precision of retouching.

Introductions / Re: Hello from the Atlanta area!
« on: September 22, 2015, 10:23:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  It's nice to see another creative person here.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Where to start.
« on: September 20, 2015, 07:45:32 PM »
One thing you may find helpful would be to browse the artwork section of the IAMPETH Web site.  There are all sorts of fascinating things there.

Introductions / Re: Introduction for Cindy_H
« on: September 14, 2015, 01:28:58 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Which style(s) of calligraphy would you like to learn?

I find that my favorite pieces of calligraphy change over time.  Right now, my favorite piece is Madarasz' letter to Lupfer.  It's on page 37 of the physical copy of 'The Secret of the Skill of Madarasz,' and page 39 of the PDF version.  I like it because the hairlines seem especially delicate and flowing.  It looks like Madarasz took special care with this piece, perhaps because it was for Lupfer.

What are your favorite pieces of calligraphy right now?

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Michigan!
« on: September 11, 2015, 06:43:52 AM »
Welcome, Carol!  It's nice to have another creative mind here.  Which style of calligraphy interests you?

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Oldest Multi-color Printed Book
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:19:50 AM »
Remarkably refined and beautiful.  Thank you for sharing it.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Hairlines: Rhodia vs. Conqueror
« on: September 10, 2015, 12:27:23 AM »
How about the Hunt 99? It's very flexible, can get you huge downstrokes and very fine hairlines.

That's another one I haven't tried.  Thank you for the suggestion.  My list of things to try is getting long.  This will be fun.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Hairlines: Rhodia vs. Conqueror
« on: September 08, 2015, 09:21:13 PM »
... I did try some crowquills.  They didn't flex enough for ornamental penmanship ...

Have you tried the Gillott 2788?  Obviously it won't do quarter inch swells, but for its size it's very flexible indeed.

I haven't tried that one either.  It looks interesting.  Thanks.

My favorite of the crowquills was the Hunt 102—fine lines and smooth flow.  It just didn't flex enough, though.  I liked it so much, I thought about modifying it.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Hairlines: Rhodia vs. Conqueror
« on: September 08, 2015, 09:12:23 PM »
I guess for really heavy shading that nib isn't suited either … I can send you some to try, if you're interested – DM me if you like :)!

Oh, wow.  That's very generous.  I may do that after I've used up some of the nibs I recently got.  Thank you.

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