Calligraphy Practice

I’ve been doing pretty well practicing my Copperplate script, so I decided to try out Gothic. It was pretty good. It’s a mix between modern and pointed quadrata minuscule. I think because I have been drilling myself to produce the same letters over and over again in Copperplate, the whole process was fun in Gothic. As an expert whom I visited today mentioned, I’ve still got to work on flourishes, which is something that I haven’t tackled at all. It’ll come once I’m satisfied with the regularity of my letters.

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XKCD Click & Drag

Click & drag the last panel. It’s supposed to measure about 46 feet in length.

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Gabriel Dawe’s Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg by Gabriel Dawe
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg by Gabriel Dawe

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