In my recent online class,
I learned about the idea of drawing letters with a broad-edged nib, something I had never done before.
While it’s painstaking (especially when you first start out) to build up letters in this way,
I’ve come to realize, you can practice music for hours and hours
and never see any visible sign of the effort. However, with calligraphy and visual art,
there are the inevitable pages and pages of practice, trials and sketches that accumulate around the studio.
The great majority of this practice never sees the light of day and much of it might even be thrown away immediately.
I did this pangram a while ago with a flat brush, as practice for the foundational hand,
but also the flat brush itself, which I’m enjoying more and more.
I’m continuing to enjoy practicing with a flat brush.
I’ve been experimenting with various sizes from 1/8″ up to an inch.
Lately, I’ve been having fun playing around with an automatic pen.