A raw look at some weekend freestyle brush script. Just experimenting with different styles / techniques, etc.
4 months ago
@Sergey - Yep, Pentel. Burned through 2 ink reservoirs already > Looks like I'll have to investigate a bulk order...
I need to get one of those. This is beautiful!
nice man, gotta check out parallel pen, I love them.
You're killing it with that pen. I'm still trying to get the hang of mine. (Also, thanks for the inspiration to get one)
Looks great! I should practice, too.
This is just really great. Really, lovely.
Such nice texture and balance.
Very cool. Except, Bridge of Cabbages?
@Luke @becky @Yossi @James @Kelsey @Karli @Emory - Thanks so much guys! Just tooling around.
@Neil - Cheers bud. That guy's on my shopping list for sure.
@Greg - Thanks a lot my man. Still trying to get the hang of it over here as well... Hard to put it down. Glad to hear you're enjoying it.
@Graham - Cheers, and a bit odd I know. It's the name of a small street in Paris where I stayed over New Years, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. In the 16th century, the street was the site of said bridge, so named for the cabbages grown adjacent...
Ugh, this is just stunning.
Awesome textures here!
@Michael: any advices for people that are just starting to play with one?
@Stacey & @Peter - Thanks a lot guys.
@Simon - For this particular brush pen, while I do find that there's generally a good amount of ink flow, I like to give the cartridge a squeeze every couple minutes in order to keep the saturation constant. This piece was done after writing for a couple minutes and the ink in the tip was running a bit low (hence the strong feathery stroke marks). The more ink you have in the brush, typically the smoother the strokes, but it's pretty easy to overfill, so you have to watch out for drips.
For more defined / expressive strokes, I find that quicker continuous motions tend to yield better results...although they're often less controlled. As far the writing style, I'm not sure I can give much advice RE specifics (I.E. my style is pretty much an extension of my handwriting). Holding the pen in different fixed somewhat unusual orientations does tend to alter the results in interesting ways. For example, this piece was done with a classic pen grip, while the 'Chrome Canyon' piece was done while holding the pen in a much more upright brush like orientation.
Truthfully, I'm still experimenting, and mainly striving to find a better sense of control / consistency. At this point I'm pretty happy with about 1/4 of the work I've done, while the rest is really just me working on developing muscle memory... In order to achieve a result that has both character and sufficient readability, it definitely takes a bit of practice. For the guys that have been doing this much longer than I, they've clearly put in the time, and it shows.
@Michael: thanks! I'm looking forward to play with mine.
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