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Hiraeth
07-29-2008, 07:23 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jul-2008/144882-Letter_B.JPG

8 x 10 cm
Lombardic Versal
Osmiroid medium & B3 nibs and Pigma Micron 005 pen
Lettered on HP presentation paper
Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils, blended with a blender pen

Your turn!

marie_d
07-31-2008, 02:59 AM
Hi Kim.
Nice one :thumbsup: ...are you going to be doing a series through from a-z with the same style/theme? I am going to start my 'b' this weekend, but havn't a clue as to what design etc. Grandchildren going away on holiday for a week so I will have time to myself over the next 10 days.

I have had the Derwent Inktense pencils for several months now, havn't used them much though. I used them to draw the poppy and fieldmouse (in my signature banner) but havn't tried them in calligraphy.

Hiraeth
07-31-2008, 10:46 AM
Yes, I am going to do them all as Lombardic Versals in the same layout. Eventually, I am going to put it together as an ABC book for my grandson.

quills
08-03-2008, 11:58 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Aug-2008/69681-Be-600.jpg

Trying to keep up Kim... a Quick one as a contrast to your elegant B.
What may be of interest is apart from the red e all marks are from the same broad edge quill, by far the finest and most interesting lines come from twisting broad edged tools, not from pointed tools. Broad edged metal nibs will give the same effect.

marie_d
08-04-2008, 06:15 AM
Nice scroll work quills. I have a set of the Pilot parallel pens with the broad flat nibs, they give
a very fine thin line as well as the broad flat line using the one pen nib.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2008/102905-pilot_3.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2008/102905-pilot2.jpg

marie_d
08-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Gothic 'B' on cream board with Pilot parallel pen size 3.8mm.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2008/102905-gothic_b.jpg

quills
08-04-2008, 11:34 AM
I like that Marie
Re parallel pens twist onto the corner during a stroke to see what happens

Hiraeth
08-11-2008, 07:20 AM
I've always wanted to try a parallel pen. How do they compare to a traditional broad nib like Mitchell or Osmiroid?

Nice scroll work quills. I have a set of the Pilot parallel pens with the broad flat nibs, they give
a very fine thin line as well as the broad flat line using the one pen nib.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2008/102905-pilot_3.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2008/102905-pilot2.jpg

Hiraeth
08-11-2008, 08:36 AM
I've been checking out parallel pens online and I have a couple of questions. First, do you have to use their ink? I can't tell; does the ink come in cartridges? I found some for $11; is that a good price. One more: if you were going to start out with one pen which size would you choose?

I've always wanted to try a parallel pen. How do they compare to a traditional broad nib like Mitchell or Osmiroid?

marie_d
08-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Hi Kim,
Question 1...Yes
Question 2...Yes
Question 3...They range from between 7 to 8.50 each over here in England.
I got a good bargain with my set of three pens for half price at my local art shop cost 12.00. I think you get a better deal buying a set instead of single.

As to which one to buy, it depends on what you want to do with it. If you want large writing say for posters you would go for the 6mm size nib.
Have posted a photo of a pen broken down for you and a bit more info from the Pilot leaflet.
Dont know about the comparison with the other pens mentioned, maybe some one else knows?

You can acheive gradated lettering with these pens, details below.

Hope this info is of use to you.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2008/102905-pens.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2008/102905-break_down_pen.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2008/102905-Copy_of_break_down_pen.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2008/102905-inks.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2008/102905-gradated.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2008/102905-graded.jpg

Hiraeth
08-11-2008, 12:46 PM
OK. I'm sold.

I think I'll purchase the two middle sizes. I think I'd use them the most.

Now, I'll have to hunt for the best price! : D

Hiraeth
09-06-2008, 10:12 PM
Hi Marie!

Yippee!

My pens came today! I've been having fun playing with them.One thing I noticed, though. The nib is laying down a LOT of ink. The ink seems to be thin and watery and feathers even with my best paper. What kind of paper do you use with this ink? I'm using a hot pressed presentation paper. It works great with acrylics and India ink and Koh-i-nor ink--it's rag not pulp.

Here's a sample of an alphabet I did this evening. I've never been able to do square capitals because I could never get the ink to flow to the tip in a regular nib. This was great fun. It has definitely opened up new possibilities. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2008/144882-Square_Caps.GIF(The lettering isn't the best; this is the first time I've given this hand a go in YEARS.)

marie_d
09-09-2008, 05:59 AM
Glad your having fun Kim with your new pens....:lol: They do really give a lovely crisp neat square edge to your lettering, I like the versatility of broad or very thin lines achieved with the same pen. I like using watercolour paper and pastel paper, they seem to take up the colour more evenly. I suppose its a trial and error situation, get as much little sample pieces of various papers as you can and try them all out to see which is best for you.
Lovely lettering by the way.

azulparsnip
11-14-2008, 11:08 AM
Here's my B - making it blue theme was not conscious but nice touch

Hiraeth
11-14-2008, 07:07 PM
That might be my all time favorite! I love the blue and purple!

Here's my B - making it blue theme was not conscious but nice touch