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scribblet
04-15-2006, 11:43 AM
Hi: My own favourites are Uncial, Carolingian and Italized Gothic,

This is a piece I did in It. Gothic, or Gothisized Italic :)-

later
Kathy

Merry Scribe
04-15-2006, 01:06 PM
My favorite hands are Michon, Uncial, Old English, and Vavaldi. Here is a project that I did in Uncial.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2006/75646-000_0237.jpg

scribblet
04-15-2006, 06:09 PM
Very nice, I do love Uncial.

I don't know Michon or Vavaldi, do you have any samples, and here I thought I'd heard of most of them. I looked in my historical script books and didn't see it. I know there is a Vivaldi font in computer programs, is that the same one?


My favorite hands are Michon, Uncial, Old English, and Vavaldi. Here is a project that I did in Uncial.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2006/75646-000_0237.jpg

valchina612
04-16-2006, 05:51 AM
Fantastic work Kathy -- I really love it.

My favourite hand is Gothic. I have photos "somewhere" of work I've done in the Gothic hand and I'm darned if I can find them, but when I do, I'll post them.

Val. :wave:

Merry Scribe
04-16-2006, 08:47 AM
Very nice, I do love Uncial.

I don't know Michon or Vavaldi, do you have any samples, and here I thought I'd heard of most of them. I looked in my historical script books and didn't see it. I know there is a Vivaldi font in computer programs, is that the same one?

I wouldn't exspect you to know Michon that is a hand that I developed and I gave it our daughters name. And here is a sample of it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/75646-Aquarius_3.jpg

and here is a sample of vivaldi along with some of the other hand I do. I know about 40 different hands and these are just some of the ones people ask me to do most.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/75646-Style.JPG

scribblet
04-16-2006, 09:30 AM
Fantastic work Kathy -- I really love it.

My favourite hand is Gothic. I have photos "somewhere" of work I've done in the Gothic hand and I'm darned if I can find them, but when I do, I'll post them.

Val. :wave:

Thanks, I too like Gothic. I took a Gothic course with Ewan Clayton at the Callig convention about 3 years ago, he is a terrific teacher. I wqould love to take a course with him at the Sunderland University in Britain, but I believe this might be the last year for that. He also teaches at a retreat on Lindisfarne Island, another one I would love to take, but you know how it goes, cost and all that.

Merryscribe: thanks for the info on those scripts, your uncial piece looks good. Great that you can develop your own script and name it.

This is a piece I did for hubby, but he didn't like side illumination, so had to redo it with something less 'flowery'. :)-

The Turn to Life is Carolingian.

Merry Scribe
04-16-2006, 09:53 AM
Thanks, I too like Gothic. I took a Gothic course with Ewan Clayton at the Callig convention about 3 years ago, he is a terrific teacher. I wqould love to take a course with him at the Sunderland University in Britain, but I believe this might be the last year for that. He also teaches at a retreat on Lindisfarne Island, another one I would love to take, but you know how it goes, cost and all that.

Merryscribe: thanks for the info on those scripts, your uncial piece looks good. Great that you can develop your own script and name it.

This is a piece I did for hubby, but he didn't like side illumination, so had to redo it with something less 'flowery'. :)-

The Turn to Life is Carolingian.

Nice pieces and I love your flowers.

Brian your friendly nieghborhood scribe. :wave: :D

meganj
04-17-2006, 01:06 AM
Calligraphy convention? Where???

scribblet
04-17-2006, 03:08 PM
Calligraphy convention? Where???
There's a calligraphy conference (not convention sorry about that) every year, the one I refered to was at St. John's University, Minn. 2002 ) it was in Texas last year,

http://www.calligraphersguild.org/ Washington this year, and next year its B.C. http://www.islandmagic2007.com/

I did go to a Canadian conference in Alberta 2004, I might try to make the 2007 conf. in B.C. don't know who is teaching yet, I really do need to improve my Italic so will see what they are offering.

Some other interesting links if anyone is interested.

http://www.cynscribe.com/

http://www.calligraph.com/web/callig-graphic/
http://www.calligraph.com/cyberscribes/

scribblet
04-17-2006, 03:36 PM
I wouldn't exspect you to know Michon that is a hand that I developed and I gave it our daughters name. And here is a sample of it.
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and here is a sample of vivaldi along with some of the other hand I do. I know about 40 different hands and these are just some of the ones people ask me to do most.

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Nice Brian, I'm not that creative that I can develop my own script, I sure do appreciate those who do.

This is an uncial piece I did using the same floral illumination but I wasn't happy with the large letter P.

One of these days I'll get it right LOL

cheers

artjunkie101
04-17-2006, 10:23 PM
My favorites are probably uncial and italic, although I haven't really been doing calligraphy long enough to be familiar with a huge variety of hands. I look forward to learning more!

Flurkiele
04-19-2006, 10:55 AM
Hello,

My favorite is Cursive Fraktur. I invented it myself to fill a need: a highly ornate gothic script able to be written at relatively high speeds. The capitals to go with it are mini-cadels.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a251/Flurken/Fraktur.jpg

I'll post an exemplar later if you are interested...:confused: I also like gothic and rhonde-type scripts. Italic and Copperplate also.

P.S.- sorry it's so big, I'm a disaster with the computer...

scribblet
04-22-2006, 07:40 AM
Very nice, I like it too but don't find I use it a lot. Is there much difference between cursive Fraktur and regular old Fraktur?

I would love to see an exemplar of this if you can post it.

cheers

Flurkiele
04-22-2006, 09:48 AM
Until I find a better copy, this will have to do. The first Z should be ignored,
I was getting a little crazy! :) The differences are subtle between the two,
but this "Cursive Fracktur" makes use of shortened "elephant trunks" rather
than split serifs of textura and fraktur. It also makes use of those broken
feet you see in [email protected] scripts, rather than the diamond feet of original
Fraktur.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a251/Flurken/IMG_0184.jpg

scribblet
04-23-2006, 09:08 AM
Thanks, I see it better now, it is a more flowery isn't it? I just looked in the David Harris book I have (one of my favourites), his is the 'regular' fraktur.

Makes me wish I was going to the Washington Conference this year.

rain24
05-13-2006, 07:31 PM
I love blackletter! Yes, I know, not very feminine...but I absolutely love it! I like other hands too, but not in the same way that I like blackletter. :) Although this is not true blackletter, but a variation of it :D.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2006/16245-amy_juan_detail.jpg
A piece of a wedding commission
20" X 30"
Handpainted background

It's nice to finally see a calligraphy forum in here!

~Rain

scribblet
05-14-2006, 09:57 AM
Now that is lovely, beautifully done, I would say it is the Italc. Gothic script, you 'done good'. :clap:

How did you do the background?

rain24
05-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Hi Scriblett!

Thank you! :D. Yes, this is sort of italicized gothic, without the slant. Again, just one of the lovely blackletter variations.

I did my background just by brushing on watercolors, some thickly (opaque) and some transparent. I love the way the colors meld together. Painting the background was one of my favorite parts for this commission. :thumbsup:

~Rain

Sumariel
05-14-2006, 10:49 AM
This is a piece I did for a class assignment several years ago, the Fischoff people did use it, much to my surprise. I love Professor Zapf's Chancery, and use it as often as I use my own hand. This is wonderful!

Well I uploaded the image, but don't seem to have "gotten" it, will go back and look at tutorials . . .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2006/82344-Fischoff.jpg

scribblet
06-19-2006, 02:23 PM
Here's a site for 7 ancient scripts.

http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~humae105/fall97/twest/scripted2.htm

Sumariel
06-19-2006, 10:43 PM
Oh my, I think I may fall in love all over again. Thanks, those are QUITE nice!!
Suzi

Alex22
09-10-2006, 01:39 PM
My favorite hands are any Gothic hand.Specially,the Fraktur,but I don't normally use it.I have a home-made style Gothic,but I don't use calligraphy pens,but ballpoint pens!!!Maybe I'm breaking all the rules,and I deserve capital punishment because of this(man,I'm getting real hard on me,ha,ha,ha.:lol: ).But I feel my style would defile the rules and process of decent calligraphy.:wave: