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Offline Simone Lettering

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Hello from the Netherlands!
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:49:25 AM »
Hello everybody  :)

My name is Simone and I am from the Netherlands.
Last November I started with pointed pen calligraphy and it was love at first sight <3
Right now I am focusing on the Copperplate script, but there are more scripts that I like to learn in the future (Spencerian, Madarasz, Italian Hand...). But let me take one step at a time  ;)
In my search for information about calligraphy, I very often ended up reading things on this forum. So I thought it was about time that I signed myself up!
Thank you so much for all that you are sharing here!

Warm regards,
Simone

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 09:24:52 AM »
And one more thing to mention about me: I am a left-handed calligrapher!
I started with a straight pen, but a few weeks ago I switched to a right-handed oblique, holding the paper at a 90 degrees angle to the right. I was inspired by several other lefties to try this.
At first my brains were totally confused by seeing the letters from the side, but it also made me look at how the letters are build up in a total new way. And now it doesn't feel akward anymore! I feel that this improves my calligraphy, as the nib makes better contact to the paper. And I can move my arm around better and have a better view to what I am writing!

That's all for now  :)

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »
Warm welcome Simone. You are absolutely at the right place. Since you mentioned you want to start with copperplate script, I would straight away recommend Salman's turtorial http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?board=45.0.

I started my journey in copperplate 10 months back and its been really wonderful. Please feel free to ask if you have any doubts.
And most important dont forget to share your works for the experts to review and comment.

Have loads of fun.

Keep writing,
-Ashok

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 03:59:16 PM »
Hey your here, hi Simone, welcome my friend x :)

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 03:45:02 AM »
Hallo Simone, welkom!
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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 04:35:36 AM »
Warm welcome Simone. You are absolutely at the right place. Since you mentioned you want to start with copperplate script, I would straight away recommend Salman's turtorial http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?board=45.0.

I started my journey in copperplate 10 months back and its been really wonderful. Please feel free to ask if you have any doubts.
And most important dont forget to share your works for the experts to review and comment.

Have loads of fun.

Keep writing,
-Ashok

Thank you Ashok, it is nice to be here! And I have just taken a look at your Instagram. Beautiful work (and bikes!)! I am following you now  :)

And thanks for the tip about Salman his tutorials. I will check them out!

Greetings from the Netherlands

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 04:37:36 AM »
Hey your here, hi Simone, welcome my friend x :)

Hi Sarah  :D
Have a nice day!
Xx

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 04:40:31 AM »
Hallo Simone, welkom!

Hé Alexander!
Leuk om nog iemand uit Nederland hier te zien!
En ook leuk dat we elkaar nu volgen op Instagram  :)
Groetjes!

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 05:16:55 AM »

Thank you Ashok, it is nice to be here! And I have just taken a look at your Instagram. Beautiful work (and bikes!)!
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Hi Simone,

Thanks for the kind words. Really appreciate. Are you also found of Bikes?

-Ashok

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 05:29:50 AM »
Welcome Simone!

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 06:07:07 AM »

Thank you Ashok, it is nice to be here! And I have just taken a look at your Instagram. Beautiful work (and bikes!)!

Hi Simone,

Thanks for the kind words. Really appreciate. Are you also found of Bikes?

-Ashok
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Yes, I am into bikes too! Don't drive one myself, but my boyfriend has a motorbike and I love sitting in the back! It gives me such a feeling of freedom   :D

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands!
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 06:08:28 AM »