The random calligraphic ramblings of a self-taught amateur.
(I don't do commissioned work, but thanks for looking.)
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.