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Offline Brad franklin

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Hello all
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:30:20 PM »
My name is Brad. I have always loved pens. When i was a kid my brother had a calligraphy set. I ended up taking it and playing with it. I think it was a Ken Brown set. 30 years later i have picked it up again and started square and pointed pen calligraphy. Hope to learn from all you wonderful scribers.

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 12:35:02 AM »
Welcome Brad!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 04:37:37 AM »
Lol...I seem to remember those Ken Brown sets!  Great you were so inspired and have come back to calligraphy!

Welcome to the forum!

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 05:22:27 AM »
Welcome Brad!
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 07:47:00 PM »
Hi Brad!

We got our start in calligraphy the same way! Ken Brown and Margaret Shepherd were the only names I knew of in calligraphy for many years.

Are you taking any classes or learning on your own? Stefanie just mentioned a good book which covers both Italic (broad edge) and Copperplate (pointed pen) called, "Italic & Copperplate Calligraphy" by Eleanor Winters.

I hope you will share some of your work with us. Welcome to the forum!  :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 07:54:25 PM »
Hi, i am learning on my own. With books of corse! I have seen a sample of the book that is mentioned. I am a better "learner" by watching more so than reading. So well see.

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 08:27:33 PM »
Oh good - well then hopefully you will enjoy the video tutorials!  :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 08:42:08 PM »
Yes i cant wait to dive into Pointed Pen Nirvana.  :D

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 10:03:09 PM »
Hi, Brad! I took some classes just about a year ago now and have found they give a good primer but practice and personal study with books/YouTube videos makes a huge difference!

Can't wait to see you progress  ;D
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