After @Victor.S’s thread on artwork and my remark that my handwriting was different from the sort of brush pen lettering I did, I thought it would be cool to see handwriting comparisons!
I think handwriting reveals a lot about your personality and often try to guess how someone’s writing would be like. The forum is all text, so I really can’t tell
Grab a pen and some paper and fire off your best handwriting vs how quickly you can write the sentence
The sentence is “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.
You know what I just realised I had not written anything with a pen on actual paper for quite a long time. All my notes at work or home everything is digital on my phone or computer.
I like how you write ‘q’, it’s a letter that slows me down a lot. I might have to copy that for future rushed notes
My handwriting is comparable to Egyptian hyroglyphs…
Ended up trying to write the second sentence far too fast initially and missing out letters from words… So here’s my second attempt for both!
@evangelskies Your handwriting is exactly as I expected it to look. I especially like your strong diagonals from the k and x.
@SC95 I handwrite a lot, as I’m mobile at work.
Both my sentences are virtually the same, except ‘quick’ looks like ‘guide’ in my fast attempt, and my p, y and g descenders are less controlled.
Anyone have any other observations?
Here’s mine! You can also tell I’m left-handed
Also my quick handwriting really sucks but I never write in a hurry. Writing with a ball pen is soooo pleasurable
Yes it’s just a joy to write for us lefties! I do avoid writing these days!
@jdnicholas I had to rewrite it too as I got nervous and wrote “the quack”
@j06 thanks I want to make my k look more elegant/ fit in better but it often slows me down. I’ve given up I used to write a lot, but I’m out of practice now as I’ve not had a lecture in awhile. Your handwriting looks a lot like an authority figure tbh. I’ve seen a few. Like a teacher or a cop I’ve never seen 'g’s written like that.
@glasgow I read the first line and thought it wasn’t too bad, you were too harsh on yourself… and saw the second. It is unintelligible😢
@jrlagerman love the 'f’s and 'b’s!
Thanks! I think what I’m most proud of my handwriting is my capital P’s which you can only write if you’re left handed because it’s a very unnatural wrist movement for right handed people #golefties
It is grand one of my friend does calligraphy as a profession and she’s a leftie- it’s tough work! I love capitals R L G and lowercase l t f. They’re so fun to write! Do you have a fave letter?
Probably “f” depending on how high and low you go it can look pretty majestic
My handwriting is atrocious. Always has been and it’s got even worse since I left school. Rarely write anything. When I do I end up writing in capital letters so it’s legible.
I barely write anything these days…
Well, this is going to be embarrassing… just bear in mind that I can’t actually remember the last time I wrote with a pen…
And I was actually trying harder than usual on this as well…
“The geek bum Jejibs weith lny lez”
Here is a scanned sample of my handwriting!
Not great, but I’ve never had good handwriting. As I now have to teach handwriting, trying helplessly to be neat in front of 30 pairs of critical eyes daily, I decided to improve my own handwriting and have been practicing a specific style I researched in 2016. Its unsurprisingly hard to change your handwriting!
You all have such good handwriting!
Mine is so bad my teachers used to joke I should become a doctor because nobody could read it. Luckily since the advent of computers I’ve not had to ‘write’ anything that anyone else needed to read in… gosh… years.
My teachers took a more violent approach. It didn’t work, my handwriting is appalling.
Typing is my method of communication