View Full Version : A little thought

07-30-2006, 04:28 PM
As in the libraries of England there are stacks of books of calligraphy I thought of this technique to pick up the fonts(and not pay for copies of the pages)

1-Find a font you like(of course)

2-On your notebook write these details:

*Angle,weight & form of the pen

*Special exceptions(it happens)

*Space between bowl(middle part of the letter),ascender,descender and arch of the letter .

3-See if it need a special nib

4-Practice at home

07-31-2006, 05:21 PM
Is this all i need to be able to keep a hand or is there something else?

Merry Scribe
07-31-2006, 05:29 PM
Richard the easiest way to learn a hand is to write with that hand. When I pick up a new hand I write everything with that hand instead of trying to learn each characture individually. This way you learn the style faster because you learn the most used letters first. Once you are comfortable with the hand then you can practice the other charactures. I alway practice a new had with a pencil or pen. Then once I feel comfortable with the hand then I use different nibs till I find one that I like with that hand.

Brian:wave: :D

08-07-2006, 10:08 AM
I'm way busy this week, but I do have a page on how to analyze a script. I couldn't find my generic analysis right away but have this one made up for a study group using the St. John's Bible script, it should fit for any hand.