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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:11:29 AM »
Ken, are you a master penman yet?  Because I swear after oggling and drooling after all your exemplars I am FLOORED...they are amazing...I'm out of words to describe my awe after this...
I would simply say I am old school on the matter, meaning I look at a person's work and compare it to the best work ever published that I've seen (for example, the "Universal Penman" for English Roundhand). Is Ken's work comparable? Yes, it is, again, in my opinion. That makes him a master by my lights. In olden times, that's how the title was granted, informally--by a person's peers based on the person's work. Whether or not a person has an "official" title granted by a self selected group is quite irrelevant.

Well said @AnasaziWrites. Cant put that in any better ways. Thanks bro :D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Christmas Selection Box
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:03:45 AM »
Wow, These are so amazing Ken. I love when Christmas is around. Its cold and the whole city is Red and white. :D

Tools & Supplies / Re: Homemade walnut ink
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:00:29 AM »
I have made some walnut ink this year for the first time. I tried it out yesterday for the first time and it wrote beautifully. However, 24 hours later the writing is still sticky.

Did you make it through Walnut crystals or Walnut hulls? In any case it shouldn't be sticky, strange. But I guess as Erica said try and use Gum Arabic.

Lot of IG members were also disappointed with the ads that bothered and been much more commercialised than before. But i think in a way if you restrict yourself to what you do and just be in that zone it wont harm much. Yes there are positives and negatives of social media and we have to choose wisely what we would want.

Thanks @Estefa for this lovely thread. :D

oh!  I missed this Erica. My work schedule is been crazy, and these exchanges are a breath of fresh air. Good luck to all the participants and waiting to see some awesome work. :D

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Scriptus Toronto 2018
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:26:23 AM »
I would like to visit Toronto for sure and have a long longing to meet my mentor @Salman Khattak. If he wouldn't have supported me in my journey I wouldn't be what I'am today in Calligraphy. :D

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Odd and Fun Things from the Past
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:22:08 AM »
Andrew, Thanks for sharing these awesome advts. The first ad reminds me of playing that game during my childhood. We used to puncture the ball and tie it to a bat. India never had these products.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Can anyone help
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:14:04 AM »
Hi Diane,
I agree with Jean. During my Art college days we used to use local made brushes for work and they were dirt cheap. As you progress you can always buy the more professional ones.


Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Toilet Condoms
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:05:23 AM »
Wow! Really? :D

Introductions / Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:45:16 AM »
Warm Welcome to the forum, Thymen! Can you post those letters if you dont mind. It would be so wonderful to see them.


Introductions / Re: Hi from Finland.
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:41:39 AM »
Warm welcome Crane :D
Spencerian is a good way to start. Also you can experiment parallelly with different scripts to know what you like the most.
Sometimes doing them practically will give you a better idea.

Feel free to ask if you have any doubts.


Introductions / Re: Hello from Washington DC
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:32:03 AM »
Hi Kristian,

Welcome to Flourish Forum,
That sounds like an interesting job for the Government :D

You have to join Salman's Copperplate tutorials and im sure you would fall in love it it.
Dont forget to explore the different section on this forum.

Would also love to see some of your italic work.


Introductions / Re: Nice to meet you all!
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:24:07 AM »
Hi Stax,

Warm welcome to this amazing forum.
I been a little away from this addictive forum due to some family emergency.

Good to see all the newbies. This is a bible for calligraphers, dont forget to explore all sections and be amazed.
Feel free to ask if you have any doubt.

Hope you like it here.


Introductions / Re: G'day from Sydney, Australia
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:19:41 AM »
Hi Gil,

Welcome to FF. And the post written in chinese is so good. Wonder the pen's nib is bent down for any specific reason?
So what do you want to start with... since you have mentioned cursive writing you can start with Business penmanship and move to spencerian and so on.

Dont hesitate to ask if you have any doubt.


Introductions / Re: Hi from Orange County, CA
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:06:38 AM »
Warm welcome @InkedPaws. :D

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