Friday, July 1, 2011
I was testing out a 1.5 mm calligraphy nib on some really nice, slick printer paper. Decided after filling a half-sheet with the writing, the 1.5 was not going to suit me as an everyday writing nib. I would have to write much larger than is comfortable to make the letters legible. It would get relegated to the specialty lettering pen box. Well, duh, it's a calligraphy nib after all.
Just then the phone rang and I launched into a marathon phone call. While I was talking I started doodling on the writing sample with the pen. In a few minutes I was very much liking the results. Wow! The 1.5 will make very thin line as well as extremely thick lines. It's kinda like a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen in steel. Woot!
This revelation opened up a whole new avenue of sketching style possibilities. I like it; I like it a lot!
Pen: Lamy Safari
Nib: Lamy 1.5 mm calligraphy
Ink: Noodler's Bulletproof Black
Paper: HP Premium Choice Laser, 32 lb.
Color: Fat Sharpie markers
Posted by Speck at 7:03 PM