font for a nice cursive upper case Q

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    im not a font/typeset expert...meaning i dont know anything about either :p. im trying to find a nice cursive upper case Q, hopefully there is an expert or someone with good taste who knows of a font that has a nice elegant cursive Q. thanks for any help!
     
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    Does it need a long tail on it? A swash? What's it for, just out of curiosity? I might do some looking later on.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i want to use it for a tattoo design that im working on (not actually tattooing it on myself). i want to find a nice font as a base and then i plan on modifying it a bit. a solid base is the first step though.
    i like the cursive used with the L and J on Lebron James' tricep tattoos. i dont know how to explain why i think it came out so beautifully...maybe the bold/thin relationships...i cant explain it but a Q similar to that is what im looking for
    [​IMG]
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    These are two scripts I like... you should check out veer.com they have a lot of nice script typefaces too, Alejandro Paul is really great.
     

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    Bickham Script Pro
     

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    Designer Dale

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    Both free from dafont.com.

    Dale
     

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  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for all the samples mates. ive been playing around with pretty much all of them and also got sidetracked checking out Alejandro Paul's awesome work. im doing a lot of sketching on paper now but ill share my final work if i get the chance.
     
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    LERsince1991

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    Arno pro :)
     
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    ezekielrage_99

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    Bickham Script Pro, Comics Sans, Bodoni, Zapfino, Snell Roundhand?

    They are all good IMHO :cool:
     
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    design-is

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    I also have a thing for Arno pro. Light Display is my variant of choice... depending on application of course.

    But in this case, I agree with Edwardian Script. Although it does look a little like a 2.
     

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    Scepticalscribe

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    Arno is a beautiful font, elegant and classy. I also like Garamond a lot.

    Cheers
     

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