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    Trying to learn about half-tone engraving for an upcoming project of mine. Know anyone?

    Trying to learn about half-tone engraving for an upcoming project of mine. Know anyone?
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    Learn Engrossers Script (Lessons Provided)

    For anyone interested, I have the entire 1924 Edition Zanerian Manual available for free download on my website as well as a number of other lettering booklets and volumes on the American Penmanship Archive page. I know this post was from 2011, but in case anyone searches for Engrosser's...
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    Sure! I put together a 3-up of an original, an engraving and a composite by Jan Vanden Velde (~18mb file) (1593-1641). You can contrast the decorative border quite a bit, but that script is locked down. Images sourced from Rijks Museum.
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    That sounds familiar. Can you recommend a book to learn about techniques like this? Even just some perspective into the history/development of these techniques?
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    Searching for information regarding half-tone engraving.

    Hello JJ! Thanks for the recommendation! I will pick a copy up. David
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    Searching for information regarding half-tone engraving.

    Hello! I'm still a bit new to the forum, so I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I'm working on a lettering piece that has some washes in it. These areas of solid color would typically be reproduced as half-tones in turn-of-the-century ephemera, and I'm curious if anyone has a...
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    Just chatted with my buddy Skyler about this an hour ago! Apparently, hand-engraved script tends to have multiple cuts in the bottom of the letters to help the ink hold and print out, unlike stone, which would be cut as a v from both sides?
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    In general, this is mostly true for work prior to the 1800s, but penmen use nibs that are variable width due to pressure, so there is little pen rotation and the shades (wider strokes) all tend to appear along a consistent axis and slant. Drawing the work is a valid method for diagramming...
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    Free art book downloads

    Certainly! david@masgrimes.com
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    Free art book downloads

    Yes, that's me! I'm just digging around this forum looking to learn a bit about engraving so that I can better understand certain aspects of historical calligraphy. Do you have any samples of your work? Here are some of mine. https://www.instagram.com/masgrimes/
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    Free art book downloads

    I'm in Portland, Oregon. You? -also Dave!
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    The script is made almost entirely from top to bottom. Each of the shapes are created with pen motion and pressure in some combination. I'm trying to find a connection to the history surrounding larger engravings of this type of work from the 1600s and such. Those pieces would not likely have...
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    I'd love to see any photos you have of your script that is cut without power. That would be really neat.
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    Free art book downloads

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'm familiar with Mr. Alfano's work, but hadn't heard of the others. I'll look into it!
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    Any script engravers on this forum?

    Hello everyone! My name is David. I'm a penman who focuses quite heavily on American Roundhand, (sometimes called 'Engraver's Script') Here's an example: I'd love to speak with anyone experienced with engraving similar script about some of the technical aspects/processes of cutting the letters...
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    Hey everyone! I'm an experienced letterer, just looking to get a lay of the land from this side...

    Hey everyone! I'm an experienced letterer, just looking to get a lay of the land from this side of things. https://www.instagram.com/masgrimes/

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