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Offline FlowerCityLetters

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #105 on: August 23, 2015, 10:46:52 AM »
Minuscule muscular movement  :-\

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #106 on: August 26, 2015, 11:12:17 AM »
Writing with a dip stub nib.
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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #107 on: August 26, 2015, 11:27:47 AM »
B‚tarde caps.  Oh yeah.   8)

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2015, 12:08:19 PM »
Aren't batards a small, loaf similar to a baguette? Why would they need a hat? 

Oh, maybe you're not talking about them. ::)
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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #109 on: August 26, 2015, 12:53:01 PM »
Great question, I love reading the replies!

As for me, I'm working on consistency in spacing, size and slant of my copperplate letters.

And I agree, that p is so tricky for me.  My head knows what I need to do, but for some reason, my hand, as if a knee jerk reaction, always wants to loop it back in towards the stem!

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #110 on: August 26, 2015, 01:45:52 PM »
No no, you were right first time.  Crikey, what a palaver.  I'm coming to the conclusion that making French bread is a pain.

Whilst the smoke clears in the kitchen I'm also messing around with some French gothic cursive type capital letters.

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #111 on: August 26, 2015, 02:13:21 PM »
I'm coming to the conclusion that making French bread is a pain.


I had to millet over that for awhile, but it was much a-dough about muffin.
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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2015, 02:15:53 PM »
When I'm in France, there's nothing easier. Walk to Boulangerie, purchase loaf of your choice. Walk home. Done.

Outside of France is another matter. I've had good, authentic baguettes in Senegal in West Africa, and Raleigh in North Carolina. (from a gent transplanted from Francophone Africa, selling at the Farmer's Market)

Good luck. It is an art. Sometimes a dark art if you leave them in too long. Just remember, the smoke alarm is not a timer.
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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #113 on: August 26, 2015, 02:16:36 PM »
I'm coming to the conclusion that making French bread is a pain.


I had to millet over that for awhile, but it was much a-dough about muffin.

We knead to stop this.
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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #114 on: August 26, 2015, 02:30:20 PM »
Quite right Andrew.  Don't rise to it.

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #115 on: August 26, 2015, 04:54:20 PM »
Okay you loafers, back to practice before you ink gets crusty.

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #116 on: September 23, 2015, 07:37:46 PM »
Line quality, letterforms, and precision of retouching.

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #117 on: September 24, 2015, 08:40:19 AM »
Having to go back and get used to writing with a fountain pen again. After all of my writing recently with dip nibs, the fountain pen is too smooth with not enough feedback so my writing has deteriorated terribly.

Consistency, spacing, letterforms: for both dip and fountain pen.
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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #118 on: September 25, 2015, 01:58:21 PM »
Forgive me for shouting, but this one has been very important for me, lately:

FOREARM ANGLE!

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Re: What are you working on improving right now?
« Reply #119 on: October 15, 2015, 02:44:47 AM »
Making my minuscules a bit larger.  I don't yet have the skill to shade accurately when they're small.