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New 09:51
That is radically different from most FP users, I think. They use the tool of choice, and then blame the material if it doesn't look right to them. Totally backwards to my thinking!
New 10:13
* arrow needs to look up the Dutch mill
New 10:14
you get shading effect on the more non-absorbent papers too, just doesn't seep that much into the paper
New 10:14
fathering is not that nice though
New 10:15
Alv°en paper is on the expensive side
New 10:27
Thanks Ole. I like feathering/wooly lines within reason....
New 11:52
arrow, that's what I meant to say. you get shading effects on the non-absorbent papers. Not much on the absorbent ones.
New 11:55
I've tried Tamoe River, and it's hard and nonabsorbent to my sensebilities. It barely absorbs the ink and it sits on the surface in pools and doesn't dry for a very long time. Many seconds even.
New 11:56
I think people like that. I'm guessing because modern calligraphy technique like a nib to glide on the paper.
New 12:47
anyone else like watching the commodities prices? seems gold and silver could go either way right now...
New 13:01
I find TR a little on the soulless side
New 13:01
Reminds me of the shiny toilet paper the school had 30+ years ago that could also double as tracing paper
New 13:39
I like the 68 gr
New 13:40
You can have shading effect on cheap paper... Salix shades on them... Only the nib needs to be wider...
New 13:41
Ole what you mean by Modern Calligraphy?
New 13:41
Real calligraphy is done with dip pens...at least IMHO
New 13:42
And to be honest it's difficult to write well, with a nail, unless we're schooled with dip/ flex pens...
New 13:43
There's whole paragraph in the Ink by Ted Bishop about how Bic destroyed handwriting.
New 13:43
in French school...
New 13:43
So true...
New 14:04
Yes, ballpoints force you to write in their own way, if only because of the great force involved.
New 14:05
Morgaine, Yes! That's the toilet paper we had in Denmark in the early 50s. I've never met anybody else who knows about it. It was indeed useful for other things.
New 14:09
Yazeh, I don't know. lol But it seems that on this forum at least, that writing with a fountain pen is done in a certain way. A few years back, say 60 years ago. People just wrote.
New 14:11
Yazeh, I just posted about handwriting. http://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread....hod-of-Writing
New 14:13
pdf is still loading
New 14:15
so, that's the r back to front!
New 14:16
I liked the f, looking like a used empty staple on its side, or an 8 flattened vertically
New 15:24
That script makes me cringe
New 15:33
how do you get on in the written thread?
New 17:36
I like that script
New 17:37
I know it's very primary school, but it has possibilities
New 17:37
especially with a flex nib
New 17:37
for everyday writing, it is a bit easier than english roundhand
New 17:40
people on FPG has all kinds of writing, personalised, very close to offical script styles, 1950s style non-cursive writing
New 17:41
I guess cursive only means the slanting, but not the fluent connecting of the letters
New 18:21
I don't think so. I think cursive needs some connections. I'm not sure. Would you call the standard draftman letters, which are slanted, cursive?
New 21:04
https://www.lexico.com/definition/cursive "ADJECTIVE Written with the characters joined." … https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cursive "Cursive writing is written with rounded letters that are joined together."
New 21:09
"This is because Copperplate is visually a cursive hand, one in which the letters are connected to one another." —Eleanor Winters, ‹Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy: The Basics and Beyond›, p33
New 21:50
yes, I loked it up already
New 21:51
Interesting that in many writeups it is "claimed" to be faster. They don't actually say that it is.
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