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Offline Martín

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Some inspiration...
« on: February 11, 2014, 03:09:09 PM »
The other day Joe Vitolo posted this wonderful exemplar of Lupfer's work on the FB calligraphy group, and it's so wonderful, I felt like sharing it here.
It's a very nice blend of ornamental-style caps with a flourished roundhand lettering... One can only wish to achieve anything close to this!




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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 04:31:29 PM »
Boy, people back then really were something else..!
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 05:12:00 PM »
this is awesome. thanks for sharing, martin!
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 05:57:15 PM »
Thanks Martin,

As a beginner it was really useful to see how the lowercase letters are supposed to join together and looking at this, I realise that I am missing some important steps in my own practice!
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 06:58:09 PM »
*swoon*

thank you for sharing this, Martin!

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 12:07:26 AM »
WoW! So delicious!  ;D
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 02:27:59 AM »
beyootiful! :D

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2014, 06:33:03 AM »
Wonderful!

Perhaps with 10 years of long, daily practice... :)

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 08:14:54 AM »
Wonderful!

Perhaps with 10 years of long, daily practice... :)

Perhaps.. but I suspect it'll take more than that. At least, at the rate at which someone who's not a full-time penman can dedicate to the craft...

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 02:33:52 PM »
I was just took the capitals practice from Erica.  I have to agree... not only is the D very hard but honestly it isn't very pretty.  Not even on your example.  I don't think it was the penman I think (IMO) it's just not a very pretty letter.  Which is sad that I have to write it daily for my name.
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 03:13:32 PM »
I was just took the capitals practice from Erica.  I have to agree... not only is the D very hard but honestly it isn't very pretty.  Not even on your example.  I don't think it was the penman I think (IMO) it's just not a very pretty letter.  Which is sad that I have to write it daily for my name.

Noo, Daisy, there are pretty Ds out there, look at this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/12601446643/in/set-72157641139333033
While some really aren't that pretty, I find it to be a lovely specimen.
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 04:04:26 PM »
Yuck!  Nope.  Sorry to disagree.  I just don't like the letter, I guess.
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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 07:56:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing this <3 So consistent! I love it :) BTW Martin, where can I find the calligraphy group in Facebook?

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 10:16:52 AM »
Yuck!  Nope.  Sorry to disagree.  I just don't like the letter, I guess.
I'm not sure I understand what you meant, but is it so that you don't like the Spencerian/OP type 'D'? It is indeed quite unlike a 'D' in most other scripts...
I was not very fond of it either, but appreciation has come as time passes. It's not particularly hard to pen, either... just takes a bit of practice.

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Re: Some inspiration...
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 10:20:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing this <3 So consistent! I love it :) BTW Martin, where can I find the calligraphy group in Facebook?

Thanks!

The group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/calligraphists/