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Vivian Mungall - French Ronde Hand

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Vivian uses French Ronde for short poems and lines of emphasis on awards and certificates. The lettering style fits well for her work with its heavy upright strokes that have a round look and connecting hair lines. It is an interesting style where the letters are joined as in cursive. This hand has graceful curves and works well when stretched out or squished. Ronde script appeared in France at the end of the 16th century. It was popularized in the 17th century by writing masters such as Louis Barbedor. When the Parliament of Paris wanted to standardize writing of government documents, he was placed in charge of writing the reference copy of the La Ronde. In its original form, it borrowed some of its letterforms from the round Gothic style. This style of writing was still in use until the 20th century. It was used in French school manuals to teach the bases of cursive writing and by the scribes of the French Ministry of Finance until right after World War II.

Class Supplies:
  • Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8mm and cartridges in your choice of color
  • Layout paper that you can see the guidelines through
  • Favorite ink that works on the paper above
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Plastic centering ruler
  • Micron pen or similar
  • Copic grey marker or similar (2-3mm wide nib)
  • Gold metallic fine line pen OR FINETEC Mica Watercolors, gold
  • Gold gouache
  • Water container
  • Brush
  • Favorite pointed pen nib + holder
  • Favorite ink that goes with the color of your Pilot Parallel Pen cartridge ink
  • OPTIONAL: Cobalt blue and permanent rose watercolor
  • OPTIONAL: Speedball C-1 nib and straight holder
  • Pilot Parallel Pen, 3.8mm
    Price: $9.25
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    Canson Pro Layout, 9X12
    Price: $13.09
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    Drawing Pencil
    Price: $1.26
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    Small Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
    Price: $1.59
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    24" Flexible Centering Ruler
    Price: $5.95
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    Copic Sketch Marker, Cool Gray 1
    Price: $5.85
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    Uni-ball Signo Roller Ball Pen, Gold
    Price: $2.79
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    FINETEC Coliro Watercolor Refill, Arabic Gold
    Price: $5.29
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    Holbein Artists' Gouache 15ml, Rich Gold
    Price: $14.39
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    Faber-Castell Click & Go Water Pot
    Price: $4.99
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