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u/kerrific · 1 pointr/Handwriting

You can see over here on Fountain Pen Network how the exercises are set up in Fred Eager's The Italic
Way to Beautiful Handwriting: Cursive & Calligraphic.
It's the book I've had for a few years that I've been very slowly practicing through. I don't care much for classic cursive, but found Italic from this book, Getty & Dubay, or Rosemary Sassoon have been helpful for some improvement.

In Sassoon's book, Improve Your Handwriting, she'll guide you through some things and you can see samples of improvement after just a few hours of practice. This book is worth checking out from the library. There should be some free resources on the Getty-Dubay website, including an exemplar you can copy over with tracing paper. You can also see samples of improved writing.

Good luck with your journey in improving your hand! Just 10-15 minutes practice a day will help you significantly :)

u/borkthegee · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

I'm still a newbie too so don't take my word as anything other than a fellow person learning too, but I've recently gotten the Pilot Metropolitan (a fountain pen)

Amazon has one for around $10 (that's medium nib, I prefer a fine nib for writing small such as a dot journal, and medium for larger writing such as lined paper or unlined).

My local pen guy calls it "absolutely the best pen under $100, bar none" and "don't bother buying another pen until you save up $120-150 and can afford a gold nib", so for $10-15 that makes it a super easy way to get into writing with one.

Why use a fountain pen? With a cartridge they're hassle free but regardless of ink supply they're very nice to write with. Almost no pressure required at all, a very simple and smooth glide over the paper. Easy to hold and you can hold it reverse to get an even finer line (at the cost of losing some of the smoothness of the glide).

Plus if you get into it, you can replace the disposable cartridges with a converter that lets you actually suck up from a bottle of ink and do it the old school way, and there's something "zen" or meditative about using great paper, a great pen, and treating writing practice as a form of mindfulness practice. But maybe that's just me :P

EDIT: On the total other side of the spectrum, if fountain isn't for you, I used to make cheaply rigged Mont Blanc rollerballs. The rollerballs are better than ballpoint (but not as smooth as fountain). I would buy Mont Blanc rollerball refills for like $7, and G2 Gel pens, and then one could cut a little bit off of the end of the Mont Blanc rollerball refill and place it into the Gel pen case after removing the gel ink.$200-in-2-minutes-and-have-the-worlds-best-wr/ That would get you a very high quality writing experience for cheap I bet

u/motivates_you · 1 pointr/Handwriting

You're welcome. There are so many places to start it can be overwhelming. Step one is figure out what you're trying to learn. Do you want to learn cursive? calligraphy? printing? There are many styles. Step two is practicing your butt off. I write in cursive every day, all day.

I keep a work journal and am sure to write in cursive in it. When I'm on the phone or in a meeting, instead of doodling I write words in cursive or I write individual letters over and over. I have a sketchbook that I currently practice in. The weight of the paper does a good job of accepting the ink from my Lamy fountain pen. Oh, pens.

Find a good pen that you like. A fantastic start is an F301 ball point pen. I LOVE this pen for an everyday writer. The gel ones are even better. Then get a legal pad or a steno pad and just practice your butt off. It takes time.

I'd be happy to help with whatever.

u/derbloodlust · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Wow I actually read about that in Jacqueline Svaren's Written Letters: 29 Alphabets for Calligraphers, but that book is nearly 40 years old so I wasn't entirely sure it was still a thing! It's both surprising and unsurprising at the same time. I'll have to look into that for sure.

Here it is, in the paragraph at the bottom-right. This is one of my favorite calligraphy books. Her italic is one of my aspirations. I have the nice spiral-bound 29 alphabets version, I heard the updated 33 alphabets version is just paperback and wasn't published as nice but still good enough. Definitely worth getting your hands on. I almost want another as a backup copy. Here are a few more excerpts. Good stuff.

u/Accelephant · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

Hey! I'm not sure if this would be of any help to you, but they make special pencil grips for people who aren't used to holding a pencil correctly. You should check them out:

Having one of these on your pencil at all time for a while should help. Otherwise, it really just comes down to making a conscious effort to correct how you write. The way we hold pencils is pretty automatic in that we do it without much thought. You have to put that thought into it in order to change it. Good luck!! :)

u/Sat3rn · 5 pointsr/Handwriting

As strange as it may sound, the best thing that happened to me was acquiring a fountain pen.

Initially, I purchased the Spencerian Penmanship Copybooks and I found that basic repetition of simple strokes really helped to make myself aware of my hand and finger movements. The books helped me to, more than anything else, sit down in once place for an hour or so and simply focus on the techniques of writing. It got me familiar with practicing writing.

This is where the fountain pen comes in. I practiced my writing with a fountain pen, and the way the nub works and the weight of the pen made me very conscious of my every movement. Looking at my fountain pen writing, I was convinced that my handwriting hadn't improved. Yet when I set down my fountain pen and took up a normal ballpoint, the difference was easily noticeable; writing with a ballpoint pen was suddenly so easy. That was when I realized how my writing had improved.

Hope this helps, and best of luck in school!

tldr; Repetition and practice, coupled with a fountain pen.

u/siacn · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I did notice the similarity. I've been looking at the few difference "italic cursive" forms that are out there. I did get a copy of this Arrighi's Running Hand book but I think I need to pick up a more modern one as well to practice from.

However, right now.. I'm actually mostly focusing on basic American cursive. I'd like to be "decent" at both styles. I love how some of the flourishes can look in cursive for writing little notes, cards, letters.. I love the speed and readability of italic for work notes, meetings, journaling, etc.

u/RaayJay · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

yeah I probably should write on the line, I like the look of it off the line, and I knew someone who could do that and it would look like she was writing on a nice straight line a little above the actual line. it was beautiful and meant that the descenders from her letters didn't interfere with the ascenders on the next line.

As for my meal planning notepad :) It's the Knock Knock What to Eat notepad, it's got a magnet on the back so you can mount it to the fridge, I also have their All out of one on my fridge so I can quickly mark things off when I run out of them and use that when creating my grocery list the next week

u/JessTheMullet · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

I bought the mott media reprint of the original Spencerian workbooks off of Amazon. It's rather old-fashioned, but it'll get you the basics and you can adapt it to regular use without much effort. Spencerian was originally supposed to be efficient, and with practice, you're supposed to be able to write it at a pretty good speed while still having it be easy to read.

u/dewarr · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I will definitely check those out, thanks! I'm a big fan of the beauty of Spencerian so something that comes close but is good at speed means I'm definitely interested. I may wind up switching from...whatever it is that I'm learning.

u/Wrath3n · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

Back in September I decided two things I wanted to get into fountain pens and I wanted to improve my handwriting. Before September it had been 15-18 years since I had written anything but my signature in cursive. I think I'm doing pretty good but I'm still not happy with it.... but I think I'm at the point were I wont see any more rapid improvements and I just need to keep writing and it will come over time. But if anyone has any ideas on how to improve my handwriting I'm open ears. I'm thinking about ordering Spencerian Penmanship book and workbooks. Anyone have any thoughts on them or others I might try?

u/Pinkhoo · 1 pointr/Handwriting

All that training was needed for endurance writing. Now that we don't write very much simple practice with a modern pen on lived paper will improve penmanship enough.

I recommend something like this The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting: Cursive and Calligraphic

u/Rellik4776 · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Spencerian Handwriting: the Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks For Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering.
It's on Amazon, and was written by Platts Roger Spencer, the guy who invented Spencerian. Has all the lessons and the copy books in one complete edition. Bought it myself to learn Spencerian, and am finding it really useful.

u/ANauticalVehicle · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Yeah, here are some links to IAMPETH: 1 2

2 is a collection of Spencerian examples by master penmen and the first are a few practice sheets. There are also a few books you can get through Amazon (or possibly locally depending your location). 1 2

I would recommend the latter, but it is often expensive/unobtainable. The guides online can help a lot too, though I recommend you print off the sheets and trace the letterforms for a while to get them down.

u/James_Of_Scots · 4 pointsr/Handwriting

I think your handwriting looks fine, but if you are wanting cursive, I could recommend the Spencerian penmanship (theory book plus five copybooks) I own these books, and I love them. It's a system based on ovals, and meant for speed, due to the 52° slant. I have linked below, both the UK link to buy them, and a US link.



u/Liz4tin · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

Is it a problem with both hands or just your dominant hand?

Edit: here's a great book with exercises that teach how to write with your non dominant hand. If the problem is in just one hand.

u/dwarvenbeard · 1 pointr/Handwriting

That's actually quite nice to hear, my family have been awful about it and I think it's kinda made me a bit overly worried about it.

Basically everything that is in this book.

I have noticed that when I'm writing slowly on things like christmas cards my handwriting does improve, I might try to do this with note-taking and hopefully start to see some actual improvement.

u/franchtoastplz · 21 pointsr/Handwriting

Hi everyone! Here is the link to these Ecoline brush pens on Amazon.

The paper i'm using is here. It's super smooth and perfect for brush lettering.

The nail polish is Superchic Lacquer Trap Queen ($14).

u/coffeepandatime · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Thank you! It's a work in progress.
I really appreciate your comment.
Those pens are the 筆touchサインペン.
At the moment I live in Japan so they are available at most places that sell stationary and writing supplies.

I think this is the English equivalent. Pentel Sign Pen

u/SalAtWork · 1 pointr/Handwriting

There are so many ways to answer this one.

When I was younger my favorite pens were gel pens and mechanical pencils.

For YEARS from High school - post college I was partial to zebra's F-301.

In the past 2 years I was fixated on [Sharpie's Ultra Fine Point] ( when I needed to fill out documents for work because it was a solid black. Which morphed into me wanting an even finer point Micron.

I then swung back to pens instead of markers after grabbing a Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen. It was amazing and I've bought about 10 more since then just for filling out timesheets for work.

Most recently I got a Pilot Metropolitan fine for Christmas which is fantastic, but has only gotten about 25 minutes of use out if it so far.

I also want a brush pen, but haven't taken the time to pick one up at hobby lobby or Michaels yet.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

Looks like a Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen.

I have a set and they are amazing!

u/brutal_chaos · 1 pointr/Handwriting

In the sidebar is Handwriting repair: The italic approach.pdf for something free/crash course. I just purchased The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting: Cursive and Calligraphic by Fred Eager to start learning Italic Cursive myself.

u/GoodHandwriting_y · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Yeah, it might be better to get a device that commands sensitivity (fountain pen). I mean, it's worth a try. Here's a cheap one that you can refill very easily (I use it every day):

I also made this post the other day if you think that italic could be the way to go. If you do end up using a fountain pen, might as well go the whole way, right?

If so, PM me your e-mail address, I'll share the book with you, and just check out pages 13-14 (of the book pages, not PDF pages). Then check out pgs. 95-100. Some of the examples look similar to your handwriting but .. who knows but you? Check it out at least.

u/cityroasted · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I've picked up some good tips from this book (Improve Your Handwriting by Sassoon & Briem). Got me to think differently about the shapes of letters and how they join (or not), and what I want out of my handwriting.

u/Evoletization · 8 pointsr/Handwriting

This. Actually you might find the pdf for free since it's quite old, this is from IAMPETH.

u/Shmallyn · 5 pointsr/Handwriting

Oh gosh it's not a basic question at all, it took me a while to find something that worked well to do this. <-- I used that.

u/SalvadorStealth · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

The Ames Lettering Guide helped me when I was practicing my lettering to be a draftsman.

u/turbogandhi · 4 pointsr/Handwriting

Lettering guide! or are you talking about the parallel rule that's table mounted (that's a mayline and it's got a cabling system)

u/HarlowMonroe · 5 pointsr/Handwriting

Try using a guide. It will suck at first but you can retrain your grip and eventually not need it.