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Offline Vipul

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Request critique and suggestions
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:29:05 AM »
Hi,
Recently joined, and very recently started on this journey of copperplate. Finding good bleed proof paper and ink is proving a lot more difficult than I thought.
A couple of practice sheets, for suggestions please.

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Re: Request critique and suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 01:48:45 PM »
If you are looking for a good graph paper, Rhodia is the only one I've found that doesn't bleed at all. I've used it with sumi ink, walnut ink, iron gull, & watercolors.

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Re: Request critique and suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 09:20:21 PM »
Thanks. However, availability of Rhodia is a big issue where I am located. (Siliguri, India)

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Re: Request critique and suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 02:58:49 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Vipul,
I am from India too and I know the problems of getting good material here.  :)

Couple of papers that you can try out which are available locally and work well with dip pens


http://www.amazon.in/Excel-A4-100gsm-Copier-250sheets/dp/B01CA72G4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502952774&sr=8-1&keywords=excel+pro
Make sure it is the Digio range that you order

https://nightingaleshop.com/top-open-writing-pad-design-a
This one has 4mm squares and works well too.  Not so good with Fountain pens and some inks,  but great with dip pens.
Happy writing
Prasad
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Re: Request critique and suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 05:39:30 AM »
@Vipul
I saw this post first so replied about the papers here  :)
Happy writing
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Re: Request critique and suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 05:05:40 AM »
Hi Vipul,
Warm welcome. Great start with copperplate. I can also see you following Salman's tutorials. They are amazing if you follow them right.
Keep writing and keep posting.

-Ashok