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Re: Using Bamboo for Practice

From:Peter Clark <pc451@...>
Date:Thursday, December 10, 1998, 1:54
---Matt Pearson <mpearson@...> wrote:
> > >The medium used to write has a huge influence on the shape of > >letters in a script. So in developing a conscript, has anyone > >actually used the material the script is/was written on/with? > > Tokana is written on papyrus-like reed paper with wide-nibbed > pens. The script thus looks best when written with a calligraphy > pen, which is what I used to develop it.
Last year, when I was thinking about Enamyn's writing system, this was one of my first thoughts. After considering clay tablets (too impractical, really, not to mention messy and heavy), or inventing my own pen (still a good idea, and one that I might do for a "ancient" version of Enamyn's script), I settled for a narrow-nib calligraphy pen, with beautiful results, IMNSHO. Since I'm not much of an graphical artist, I get my artistic kicks and giggles from calligraphy. And for those of you (bless you!) who have expressed interest in seeing Enamyn's writing system, I still haven't gotten it scanned in yet...but I will make an effort to have something on the Web by Christmas. My web site has been sadly neglected since late August, and now that I FINALLY have some free time coming, I might be able to put up some samples. :Peter == _____ _____________________________________________________ | \ O) ...for Christ plays in ten thousand places, ) _|__/ | Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his | / |eter | To the Father through the features of men's faces. | | | | -Gerard Manley Hopkins, "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" | \___lark (_____________________________________________________(O _________________________________________________________ DO YOU YAHOO!? Get your free address at