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Any thoughts on the Gillott's?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / For your enjoyment
« on: March 13, 2023, 10:16:13 AM »

2023 Exchanges / Re: Love Letters 2023 Valentine Exchange
« on: March 09, 2023, 05:14:24 PM »
Terrific. A lot of good work there.

Tools & Supplies / Re: New Hunt 108 Not Inking
« on: March 08, 2023, 05:09:37 PM »
I have a brand-new Hunt 108 nib which I purchased as a blister-pack set of four nibs, and prior to using it, I soaked it and its pack-mates in a vinegar solution to dissolve and float away the factory oil coating.
This 108 refuses to transfer any liquid to paper, not ink, not water, not nuthin'....!
I noticed, upon loupe inspection,  there is zero gap between the tines, unless and until pressure is applied to splay the tines (of course.)
My thinking at this time is that my vinegar solution could not find its way between the tines due to the tight zero gap, and therefore the tine inner edges are repelling ink just as though the nib were never prepped.
Is there a nifty trick to prop those tines apart, for oil removal treatment?
Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated..!!
Mark M.
@Mark M
Don't pry the tines apart.
Rub with alcohol on a paper towel or
rub with spit on a paper towel or
pass the nib over a lit match (both sides).

Any of those will remove the film/coating.

Indeed I do not know any person (other than those who practice Copperplate, Spencerian, etc.) who have a handwriting with a 52° or 55° slant. 

And now you do.

This is an example of my handwriting years before I had any interest or lessons in Copperplate or Spencerian--a quick note to my parents on unlined paper my mother saved in a scrapbook, which I now have.

Show & Tell / Re: the Art Penman
« on: March 08, 2023, 11:07:20 AM »
I saw this in an old Business Journal. I really like the outlined look and thought I would give it a try. What do you think? Does it detract or add to the calligraphy?
Your own decorated letters you used in the Valentine's Day exchange are much better.
It's fun to play around with such things, though.

Wise words.
Pay attention.

Anyone who did not receive one from me, please let me know. I've only had one delivered that I know of (thanks, Erica). All were mailed on January 27. Even the one I sent to my wife has not arrived.

2023 Exchanges / Re: 2023 Flourish Forum Exchange List
« on: February 18, 2023, 05:25:14 PM »
Nice list. Should be very interesting.

Show & Tell / Re: Cover Art
« on: February 16, 2023, 09:30:19 PM »
Outstanding. Big congrats.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Diamine Inkvent 2022
« on: February 11, 2023, 08:59:28 PM »
Interesting that you mention Spiced apple. I have a little project, very minor, that I do about every three weeks or so, and two days ago I chose spiced apple to do it. A great ink. more later, with comments on your body of work during Inkvent 2023. No time at present, remembering that unsolicited advice is worth what you pay for it.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Diamine Inkvent 2022
« on: February 10, 2023, 05:33:01 PM »
@AnasaziWrites was underwhelmed by this ink, for obvious reasons, but suggested that I might find some sort of art use for it. So here's my drawing - the paper and water saturation made all the difference in bringing out the chromatography. Also the application of salt produced nebula-like results! Mike - is this what you had mind?

Drawing depicts the astrophysicist, Dr. Katie Mack (b.1 May 1981) - a theoretical cosmologist who holds the Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication at the Perimeter Institute.  And the author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking), Scribner, 2020 - her work on the end & beginning of the universe, that gave me the thematic hook for "One More Sleep".

And now I only have one more ink to go!
Very interesting effect with the salt. Very unexpected.
Love the drawing.
Looking forward to the next.

Truly excellent.

Show & Tell / Re: Wedding Vows
« on: February 02, 2023, 11:31:39 AM »
Wonderful. Very creative layout as well.
Where did you eventually put the names and date?

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