Italic Calligraphy Nib Flow Issues.
So for Inktober, I decided to brush up on my gothic calligraphy. Too bad not one of my italic nibs work properly. I think I might be forgetting something. I am a lefty and I would not like to try lefty nibs because they are harder to find.
Anywho, either my pen spits a giant blot of ink on the page or makes horrible streaks and makes me have to do multiple passes which ruin the letters.
My nib tip is flat against the page and I tried it at multiple angles with no difference. I have 4 of them in different sizes and they all do the same thing. I also tried cleaning them thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol and they get very clean but still don't work.
If it makes a difference, I tried regular notebook paper as well as Strathmore medium surface drawing paper and I use speedball C nibs and speedball black India ink. I dip the pen into the well instead of dropping ink into the top but I've seen other people do that and their ink flowed fine.
Thank you very much in advance for your help!