Monday, November 23, 2009

Italic Handwriting (2005)

This is a fairly honest example of my everyday Italic hand c. 2005.  My chief influences have been Tom Gourdie and Alfred Fairbank, but I suspect the Fairbankian influence is more in evidence here. 

This specimen was written with a dip pen, on Japanese layout paper.  The ‘ink’ was a gouache, and the nib a flexible, fine-pointed Goode 82 past its usefulness as a tool for Copperplate — hence ground down to a fine stub for quick handwriting.

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