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Offline Linda H.

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Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:59:18 AM »
Hi there,

just wanted to post some doodles online from the first time I touched this oblique pen. I just received my ordered things today, I'm just still waiting for my book by Eleanor Winters and my boyfriend who brings me new cartridges for my printer so I can print out the guidelines.

I've ordered different nibs and I wanted to know how they feel on the paper. I've ordered the Tachikawa G, the Nikko G, the Zebra G and  the Brause Steno nibs. I liked the Zebra G and the Brause Steno, i didn't liked the two other very much. I feels like they scrape the paper. I've ordered the Rhodia lined and unlined pads.

Tonight I want to practise seriously with the squared bottoms and tops and the basic drills.

Hope you can guide me along the way of learning copperplate :)

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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 10:56:33 AM »
Good luck!! I like the Brause Steno - it can take a lot of abuse and can work on rough paper :-)

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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 11:06:43 AM »
just wanted to post some doodles online from the first time I touched this oblique pen.
Tonight I want to practise seriously with the squared bottoms and tops and the basic drills.

Wow.  I think your "doodles" show that if you practice, it won't be long before you will become accomplished at copperplate.   For a beginner, you seem to have a head start.  How lovely!
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 11:09:40 AM »
Good luck!! I like the Brause Steno - it can take a lot of abuse and can work on rough paper :-)

Thank you, I will try it out in the future. Can't wait 'till my book arrives next week!
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 11:12:42 AM »
Wow.  I think your "doodles" show that if you practice, it won't be long before you will become accomplished at copperplate.   For a beginner, you seem to have a head start.  How lovely!

Thank you so much! I hope so, I really love the style of copperplate and can't wait to practise it. Next week I will receive my book from Eleanor Winters.. Hope it will help me!
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 07:11:50 PM »
You are off to a great start! Check out all of our video tutorials and handouts in the Pointed Pen Nirvana section and let us know if you have questions as you go.  :)
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 07:50:13 PM »
You're off to a great start, Linda! Concentrate more on matching the forms in your exemplar to begin with and don't worry too much about the square tops and bottoms. Those will come with time. By all means practice them, but don't make them the major focus of your practice sessions.
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 03:03:24 AM »
Thank you all! I've just received my book from Eleanor Winters so tomorrow I will be practicing for real with the worksheets and guidelines. Can't wait to see improvement!
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2016, 09:49:38 PM »
Exciting stuff! Keep on doing drills! These will really help with your muscle memory. :)
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Re: Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2016, 03:21:22 AM »
Exciting stuff! Keep on doing drills! These will really help with your muscle memory. :)

Yes, in my other post I started doing the drills. What do you think of those?
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