Author Topic: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate  (Read 34632 times)

Offline Lori M

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2014, 02:25:03 PM »
I've got that font! I never noticed the breaks in it -- I've never used it, but I had to have it! It's free, if I remember right.

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2014, 06:58:34 PM »
It's free, if I remember right.

Yes it is.  I really dislike script fonts, but as you say, had to have that one.  The only other one I have is Jefferson (also free), and the problems are readily apparent.

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2014, 02:16:26 AM »
Natascha and Estefa, I'm so jealous both of you took a class with Barbara! That's on my dream to-do list since my first Copperplate class last year. I wrote her an email once and never heard back...I just assumed it ended up in junk mail. :(
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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2014, 04:59:31 AM »
Natascha and Estefa, I'm so jealous both of you took a class with Barbara! That's on my dream to-do list since my first Copperplate class last year. I wrote her an email once and never heard back...I just assumed it ended up in junk mail. :(
It's really crazy :O I can't believe it myself. It'll be a while till I'll be able to attend another class though, there is nothing happening around here, calligraphy-wise. That was really a stroke of luck!
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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2014, 08:13:22 AM »
:O Natascha you had a class with Barbara too! How awesome!! <3 <3

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2014, 09:35:40 AM »
:O Natascha you had a class with Barbara too! How awesome!! <3 <3
You too?
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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2014, 10:31:25 AM »
Barbara is one of my calligraphy idols! She just taught at Legacies in Dallas this past week if I remember correctly.

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2014, 11:02:42 AM »
Same here. That's why I just had to fly to her workshop. I love love LOVE her style and everything she does, really.
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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2014, 10:54:30 PM »
Does she have a book? I can't seem to find one.

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2014, 01:10:12 AM »
:O Natascha you had a class with Barbara too! How awesome!! <3 <3
You too?

Oh no, I heard about her from Stefanie, who mentioned her classes with her. I would LOVE! to have that chance!

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2014, 03:10:16 AM »
Does she have a book? I can't seem to find one.
No, but I think her book on brush lettering will come out this fall.
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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2014, 10:31:03 AM »
Does she have a book? I can't seem to find one.
No, but I think her book on brush lettering will come out this fall.

On my wish list for the hubs! I love her work too.

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2014, 03:32:26 AM »
[quote author=Lori M link=topic=850.msg8361#msg8361 date=1400568478
........ it sounds like Spencerian might actually be easier to learn than Copperplate. Is that true?
If you know both, which did you learn first, and what do you like best about each hand?
[/quote]

IMO Neither is particularly easy to learn, but Copperplate is much harder to write well.

« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 04:42:12 PM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: Difficulty of Learning Spencerian vs. Copperplate
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2014, 12:25:30 AM »
I'd like to see that!! (But some people really do switch in a different gear when doing calligraphy. I am surely among them, because my normal handwriting is really, really fast (and often not very pretty), and calligraphy really, really slow )

Spencerian swagger p's sound funny ;).
My everyday handwriting is cursive Italic (since 1981) and I am guilty of sometimes letting it get loose and sloppy. This is because I am in more of a hurry and write faster, and thus lose any semblance of rhythm, which is so important in most things calligraphic .  I too believe Spencerian to be harder to learn.  Practice, practice, etc.
Really, my everyday is written faster when there is no need for speed.
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