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Offline K-2

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Day 20 - 2023: Frost
« on: October 21, 2023, 12:06:41 AM »
@Lucie Y - What a start! (for a lot of people that'd be a "finished" hand!). Say, have you come across the book Fraktur mon Amour (2008) by Judith Schalansky? If you're into Fraktur and other blackletter hands, you'll enjoy it!
* Thank you for the compliment on my P for Plump - I'm trying for a modern versal aesthetic, and it's really challenging, not having the rules of medieval versals to go by.

Here is my entry for "Frost" - I changed it to "Rime ice" (which is a type of frost that forms forms when supercooled water droplets freeze onto surfaces. We see it quite often in the woods around our house). I'm still fretting over the "R" in Rise that I didn't like, so I thought I'd try again with a different approach here (since I'm well pleased with my F in Fortune). It's more interesting at least, but I'm still not entirely convinced. Maybe I'm just kind of bad at capital Rs? I'm also fighting the ink a bit - it's Diamine's "Sub-Zero" from Inkvent 2021. I think it needs a little gum arabic to help it out on a big witch pen, but I only have the 12ml bottle, so I didn't want to mess with it.

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Re: Day 20 - 2023: Frost
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2023, 03:19:59 AM »
That's a real pretty blue.
From a laymans view - I see no reason why you are beating yourself up over the 'R', but I know nowt. Beauty in the eye of the beholder, I guess.
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Re: Day 20 - 2023: Frost
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2023, 12:45:09 PM »
Gorgeous R! I do see though, that the shade of the ink creates a weaker “limb” to the exit stroke of the R which overall, subdues the strength of the letter. That is no fault of yours but a characteristic of the ink. I hope that is OK to say.  ;)
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Re: Day 20 - 2023: Frost
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2023, 05:43:52 PM »
Frost

From a 2007 window at home.
(I may redo this quote--it didn't scan well.)



« Last Edit: October 21, 2023, 05:45:27 PM by AnasaziWrites »

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Re: Day 20 - 2023: Frost
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2023, 06:07:42 PM »
Very Nice one mike !! I am feeling that the coolness !! ;D

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Re: Day 20 - 2023: Frost
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2023, 01:24:47 PM »
Inktober 23
Day 20 - Frost