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Offline Gabby10109

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Beginner! Super noob
« on: June 06, 2016, 11:05:43 PM »
Hey everyone!

     So I've been thinking if I want to start Copperplate or Spencerian....And Spencerian it is! :D DO you guys have any tips or books  could get to really help me? It would be very helpful. A step-by-step type of book would be awesome!

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Re: Beginner! Super noob
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 12:33:35 AM »
Hi Gabby -

Have you read through the Spencerian Threads here on FF?  The very first one is "Learning Spencerian - Resources."  Maybe something there will help you out. 

If you haven't already, go to the IAMPETH website.  There is all kinds of help there, including lessons and books.

I am not motivated to learn unless I really like the exemplar.  You could look for an exemplar that you like (envy?) and choose it to study. 

I learned Spencerian first from Harvest Crittenden and Michael Sull.  Lately I have been enjoying studying from Lessons in Ornamental Penmanship published by the Zaner-Bloser Company.  You can find this book, and download it for free, from the IAMPETH website.

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Re: Beginner! Super noob
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 03:30:46 AM »
I second the IAMPETH website recommendation. Have you looked at the material there? Lots of stuff for instruction and inspiration. I usually just pick a piece I really like from one of the pdf books, print it out and try copy it over and over. But if you want step by step instruction there's plenty of that too.