Handwriting

May. 3rd, 2017 05:16 pm
gokuma: (note)
[personal profile] gokuma
I bought a fountain pen yesterday. My first fountain pen ever - I've never used one, I wasn't even sure how to write with it. But it does feel different when you use it - and the writing overall looks, I don't know, prettier? More aesthetic? Although I've been using my fountain pen for only a day and the writing doesn't differ a lot from writing with a normal pen (maybe it just looks more fluent). I can see a potential though and I want to practise so I could start writing with a better pen (the one I bought is a cheap, "training" one).

Any tips?

Date: 2017-05-04 05:38 pm (UTC)
shinya_diey: (well....? - gact)
From: [personal profile] shinya_diey
Jeśli twoje pismo jest ładniejsze, kiedy piszesz piórem, to gratuluję :) Ja bazgrzę tak samo piórem i długopisem, różnicy nie widać. Ale wolę pisać piórem XD
Rada - dużo pisz. Na youtube można znaleźć filmiki, które pokazują jak nacisk na stalówkę zmienia grubość pisanie i jak to wykorzystać, ale to już wyższa szkoła jazda i z lepszą stalówka niż moja :)

Date: 2017-05-04 06:15 pm (UTC)
shinya_diey: (well....? - gact)
From: [personal profile] shinya_diey
Wiesz, moje pióro też coś koło tego kosztowało :P Ale lubię nim pisać, dobrze mi się je trzyma :)

Date: 2017-05-06 09:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arliss
Arthritis has settled in my hands, and I'm handwriting things less and less because of it. But before writing became cramped and painful, I stopped using anything but fountain pens to write--and mechanical pencils to edit.

I write most on the computer, but when I get stuck, something I've learnt to do is take a legal pad and a clutch of fountain pens (different nib widths, different colors of ink, different weight and balance in the hand) to a coffee shop or diner, order something, and just write. The mere act, the mere feeling of the nib rushing across the page, the ink flowing onto blank lines, encourages the images, the ideas, the mental dialogue to manifest on the page.

Something that also helps is to write diagonally, upward from left to right--as if flouting the discipline of horizontal lines helps free the ideas from the deep inaccessible recesses of my mind so I can catch them on the page. Fanciful notion, but sometimes it works.

Liquid ink with a fountain pen flows so much faster, with far less friction between the nib and the page, that you can almost keep up with the words and ideas as they emerge and take shape. No gel pen, no ballpoint, can move that fast, or freely.

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