Two penmanship books with easy to follow lessons.
Both are available at the IAMPETH website and also at this archive:
The Zanerian Manual is available for download here:
Mac people may download Dr. Joe Vitolo's eBook at this link.
Vitolo eBook for Mac
PC people may download a PDF here:
PDF of Vitolo book
To watch his videos, if you are PC, you will find them at:
Monday, December 18, 2017
When you leave more space it can be distracting. When the word spaces line up in a vertical or diagonal line, it looks like a river of white space flowing through the paragraph.
I circled the *rivers* and spaces with a red pen to point out the areas I am talking about.
I inserted the letter i in three places to show how much closer the following words should be. The slant on the i between the-snowfall is way off. Please ignore that detail and just look at the amount of space.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
|by the ineffable nancy hills|
|another one by nancy hills|
|another one by nancy hills. one of my all time favorites|
|one more by nancy hills|
|this was a very quick rough idea of mine for how you can versal-ize any font that has some heft to it|
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The W in the top row is a sad tear-drop shape. I left it in so that you could compare it to the others. Avoid the tear drop shape. It is sad and droopy. Keep all your curls nice a fluffy and round. Think of a big fat cinnamon roll. Yum.
There is a second variation called a Spencerian loop because it was inspired by Spencerian. It might be the easiest loop of all. but, you should try all of them and see which ones feel the best to you.
This started as lessons in flourishing, but evolved into a set of caps that have some flourish.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Cut the paper to fit the space, allowing a little bit for space between the letters, although, you can overlap if you like. Cut a slightly smaller piece for the I. Then cut your letters. Notice the fun variation on the letter E.