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Calligraphy; Waste of time?
Yes; 20%  20%  [ 2 ]
No; 80%  80%  [ 8 ]
Maybe; 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I Have No Answer For This Poll; 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Blake_be_cool
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19 Oct 2010, 4:14 am

Does any here like or can do calligraphy?

This is a forum just to talk about calligraphy;

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQYuQSZuTtc&feature=fvw[/youtube]

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Me myself -- I love calligraphy, But I have horrible handwriting... :(

What about you?


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19 Oct 2010, 4:45 am

Have I ever been able to handwrite legibly, I am sure I would have been fascinated by caligraphy. Might even have become one of my special interests. I love looking at different fonts and writing styles and comparing them anyway.



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19 Oct 2010, 11:30 am

I love the look of calligraphy, and the idea of it. I like letterforms and typography, too (I was a letterpress printer for a little while). But my handwriting is so terrible, I must write so slowly to produce calligraphy that my hand cramps. So it isn't something I can do much of - in fact, I haven't even tried it in years.

I do write with fountain pens, though. :D I've even got one with a nib set up by John Mottishaw. Not customised, but even the nibs he just generally sets up are well above average. And I use Noodlers Ink, because it glides over the paper so well, doesn't feather, and stands out better than the watery crap most manufacturers put into cartridges.

So, yes, I'm a pen nut, with an interest in calligraphy. In fact, you might want to check out John Mottishaw's Nibworks - he sets up custom nibs for all sorts of people / purposes. Not cheap, but one of these days I'm going to spring for one, once I figure out just what I want. :lol:


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20 Oct 2010, 9:09 am

It's beautiful, but I don't have the patience nor skills to do it. My normal handwriting is a disaster.



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21 Oct 2010, 1:35 am

I took a class in 10th grade and loved it. :)

Don't use it too much anymore, but I did keep my notes/projects in case I ever want to again.

My favorite style is Celtic.


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21 Oct 2010, 7:28 pm

I used to have a bit of an obsession with it when I was younger and always wanted to learn. It's beautiful. I had a cheap fountain pen type 'calligraphy pen' but I always wanted one of those big old fashioned feather quills with a glass pot of ink:(.

i'd completely forgotten until I read this.



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21 Oct 2010, 8:14 pm

Take a look at this website:

http://www.calligraphylearn.com/

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22 Oct 2010, 12:32 am

conundrum wrote:
Take a look at this website:

http://www.calligraphylearn.com/

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This is good, Thank you.


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22 Oct 2010, 1:35 am

You're welcome. :)


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24 Oct 2010, 2:21 am

What is everyone favorite type of Calligraphy?


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