Day 14

I finished practicing the lowercase "x", and moved on to the lowercase "v" today. I am still using the Speedball Oblique Pen Holder that I purchased as my first oblique holder. After not having luck with a pen holder I received from Etsy, I have decided to try and learn how…

Day 13

As I was reading through the Spencerian Theory book, I was a little confused when I got to the part where it talked about how to make the lowercase letter "x". "When do I cross the X?" I asked myself, until it hit me. In the Spencerian script, you don't…

Day 11

I went back to practicing with the Speedball oblique pen holder today. It is cheap, but it works well. Today I found myself starting to rush through the practice and was intentional about slowing down for the last couple lines. Before doing the last couple lines, I also went back…

Day 10

It arrived! A week and a half ago I mentioned that I ordered a hand made wooden oblique dip pen holder on Etsy. It arrived in the mail so I used it for today's practice. I've got to be honest, I love that it's hand made, but the quality isn't great.…

Day 9

I got a new Jinho pen in the mail yesterday. Before even filling it up I decided to change the nib on the pen. For my dip pens I have been using the Zebra G nib and I love the flex I an get with them. The harder I press,…

Day 8

Today I practiced the letters "ui" together, I'm starting to like the oblique holder... I'm not used to it yet, but I like it. Make sure to check out today's video of the day where the Goulet Pen Company asks the question "why would you pay more for a more expensive…

Day 7

Today's practice was much better than yesterday's. I've still got a long way to go, but I did change my grip as I mentioned in my video yesterday (but didn't practice then.) I learned about the grip I used today in today's featured video. In this grip, the pen rests on top of…

Day 6

Things mentioned in this video: Spencerian Copybooks 1-5 (on Amazon) Spencerian Penmanship Theory Book and Copybooks (PDF) Speedball Oblique Pen Point Holder Zebra Comic G Model Chrome Pen Nibs - 10 Pack Parker Super Quink Permanent Ink Noodler's Ahab Pen Hand Carved Wooden Oblique Dip Pen on Etsy As you…

Day 5

Yesterday I noticed that my letters were not fluid at all, and I thought that my have been due to the face I was writing too slowly, so today I practiced a little faster, I filled up the page five minutes faster than yesterday (I filled it in 17 minutes…