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Offline flourishmetoo

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Seeking monoline exemplars
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:53:36 AM »
I am looking for exemplars to practice a Spencerian or Copperplate monoline form. Is this an acceptable way to begin learning these forms? All suggestions are welcomed.


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Re: Seeking monoline exemplars
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 12:54:36 PM »
Monoline Spencerian is called the Business Hand and has a number of books on it.

The Business Hand depends a lot on muscle memory (Spencerian too but less so) while Copperplate isn't nearly as fluid in execution. I would say its best to learn Copperplate with a flexible nib from the get go as I see little value in learning the forms first and adding shading later.

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Re: Seeking monoline exemplars
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 11:17:18 AM »
Just practice with a pencil first :) it's easier and when you feel comfortable with the forms, you can switch to pressure-release and then to holder and nib :)
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