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Offline Ergative

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Some feather flourishes
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:47:17 AM »
Just learning. I like the one in the bottom right best; it seems to turn out the most reliably good. Also, some Robby Burns, because his words seem to resonate more these days with me.
Clara

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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 03:08:48 AM »
How beautiful Clara  :D

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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 09:38:25 AM »
Wow. This is really beautiful :D
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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 05:47:37 AM »
Very pretty, Clara! Love the detail.

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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 12:15:27 AM »
You know as hard as I try, I can not make feathers and birds with a  calligraphy pen.... give me watercolor and a brush and it works.

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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 10:58:17 AM »
Clara - nice work! I like all of them, but like you, I think the bottom right is my favorite. What nib were you using for this detail? They all really turned out well.

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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 04:46:54 PM »
These are absolutely beautiful. I am also drawn to the bottom right but I think the top-middle is fantastic as well!

Who am i kidding? These are all quite amazing :)

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Re: Some feather flourishes
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 02:43:32 AM »
Thank you, all! Catherine, I used a Nikko G in a straight holder--very basic. I prefer more finicky Gillott 303s or Leonardt Principals for my writing, but they catch too often for me to trust them on flourishes like this. The ink is Rohrer & Klinger Alt Goldgrun, which turns out to behave quite nicely for pointed pen work! I love how it gives the contrast in colors between the shades and the hairlines.
Clara