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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Inconsitent Ink Flow
« on: June 13, 2022, 10:05:59 AM »
I have had this problem for a long time, it happens no matter what pen or ink I have, but it doesn't always happen. Basically, too much ink comes out, and then none. I have a picture of an example:

Any advice?

Does anyone every write in the Running Hand version of English Round hand?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Pricking guidelines
« on: June 02, 2020, 01:57:27 AM »
Has anyone ever made guidelines by pricking holes in the paper as described by Johnston?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / German Roundhand/Rundschrift
« on: August 14, 2019, 04:58:38 AM »
There was some discussion  about the German Roundhand also known as Rundschrift in another thread, but as that was not the main topic of that thread, I thought it would start a new one. I recently found some new information about its use.

Here is a link that contains a font based on Rundschrift as well as an short explanation of it use, complete with an example. The blue picture is a diagram of a sign for the railways, the diagram is labelled in Rundschrift. This apparently was very common use for the script.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Broad Edge Calligraphy on Canvas
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:30:36 AM »
My current project is to put a verse on a piece of stretched canvas. I was planing on using flat brushes, but the smallest brush I have is big enough for my largest letters.  Finding a smaller brush is hard, as the sizes aren't listed in mm. Can someone recommend a brush, or is it possible with a nib?

Tools & Supplies / Water Brush vs. Brush pen
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:22:33 PM »
What is the difference between a water brush and a brush pen?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Beyond Paper
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:45:08 AM »
I am wondering if there are any resources on doing calligraphy on other surfaces besides paper, like wood or plastic.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 10:49:52 AM »
Merry Christmas:

Tools & Supplies / Stuck nib
« on: December 20, 2018, 10:02:12 AM »
I have a new pen holder, but the nibs are really hard to pull out. Is there a way to loosen it up?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Elfen Fraktur
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:21:55 AM »
Can Elfen Fraktur, or a variation be written? It is described as monoline, but it certain lines are thinner. Perhaps it was written with a square Redis?

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Numbers
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:47:24 AM »
What do you do for numbers? Do you have a set for each script, or one for all etc.

Kind Critique / Cursive Italic
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:53:44 AM »
Here is a sample of my cursives italic. Don't worry about being nice, I know it needs work. I am working from David Harris' exemplar.

Tools & Supplies / Gouache for Broad Edge
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:32:09 PM »
Can anyone recommend a gouache for broad edge calligraphy, something that is available in Germany and suitable for those on a budget.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / What is a typical project for you?
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:34:28 AM »
I am still mostly practice, but I have made some greeting cards as well as some quotes. I am wondering what is typical for you?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Sütterlin Doodle
« on: July 23, 2018, 06:06:51 AM »
Today google honors Sütterlin, the designer of the German script that bears his name. It isn't exactly calligraphy, being designed so that kids could easily write it, it is based on the Kurrent script,  but is more suitable to a ball point pen, as it lacks shading. Kurrent is influenced by Fraktur and was banned along with Sütterlin by the Nazis. Interestingly, Sütterlin designed a latin script,  and students learned both with the latin script being used for foreign words or works, similar to the practice of italicizing foreign words in newspapers.

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