IAMPETH: Day 2

When I first bopped onto the calligraphy scene, circa 1999, I knew almost nothing about it. Though one thing I did know was that I thought Spencerian was the most beautiful form of calligraphy and that Michael Sull was a master.

Now, a few years later, I still admire Spencerian and now know that Michael Sull is in fact a master, a “Master Penman” that is. Sull has been credited as reviving the Spencerian hand… And let’s be honest, rocks it!

Spencerian is a type of pointed pen calligraphy. It is light, ornate and it is the fist style of calligraphy that really moved me. And trust me when I say that it is WAY harder than it looks!!!

Michael Sull and Harvest Crittenden led the Spencerian class today.

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A few pages of my notes. I ended up with 11 pages of notes by time the lecture was finished.

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Are these the letters ‘y’ or ‘h’?
Did you know that the letters, when calligraphed properly, are identical? A good way to check your form is to calligraph some y’s and then flip your paper around and see if they look like h’s.

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Master Penman, Michael Sull

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Some friends and fellow artists.

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