This is the first time I’ve done a lyrics video without a regular fountain pen. I wanted to experiment with new effects. The paper is (mostly) Yupo, which is 100% polypropylene. It has unexpected interactions with water-based media. Nothing sinks in, because it’s waterproof. Inks used are Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleedproof White, Pilot Blue Black, Franklin-Christoph …
Thanks to Gizmodo, I’ve had people asking, “But what did it look like when it dried?” Here you go. 🙂
This time I decided to go mostly black.
Calligraphy video, song by Sweet Billy Pilgrim. This video features a lot of pens, for different effects. Not in the picture is a Sailor taka nuri. Most of them have “performer” nibs – not ideal for daily use, but capable of acrobatics. From left to right: European no-name overlay, Sheaffer TD with a flexible medium nib, …
…my camera battery faded away. Oh well, what’s a few more days?
Tea, ink, really long meeting.
I get this question a lot: “How do I improve my handwriting?” There are books and sites that go into this in detail. I’m not an expert, so consider this the equivalent of an eyewitness anecdote rather than anything scientific. The brain loves patterns and symmetry is one of its favorites. We find consistency pleasing …
For those wondering if Platinum’s soft fine nib has a few tricks up its feed, why yes it does. Platinum Soft Fine from Leigh Reyes on Vimeo.
Resurrected thanks to Cyberduck and my memory which occasionally works. Here you go, Don!
A little late posting it to the blog, I know. 🙂 For the curious, I used a Lumix DMC-LX7 to shoot, iMovie to edit.