Pont Aux Choux

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  1. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    A raw look at some weekend freestyle brush script. Just experimenting with different styles / techniques, etc.

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    about 1 year ago

  2. Sergey Grigoryan Sergey Grigoryan

    brush pen?

    about 1 year ago

  3. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    @Sergey - Yep, Pentel. Burned through 2 ink reservoirs already > Looks like I'll have to investigate a bulk order...

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    about 1 year ago

  4. Luke Beard Luke Beard

    Wow

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    about 1 year ago

  5. becky murphy becky murphy

    I need to get one of those. This is beautiful!

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    about 1 year ago

  6. Neil Tasker Neil Tasker

    nice man, gotta check out parallel pen, I love them.

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    about 1 year ago

  7. Yossi Belkin Yossi Belkin

    Love.

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    about 1 year ago

  8. Greg Christman Greg Christman

    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)

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    about 1 year ago

  9. Bouké Bouké

    Looks great! I should practice, too.

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    about 1 year ago

  10. Kelsey Janda Kelsey Janda

    This is just really great. Really, lovely.

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    about 1 year ago

  11. Karli Ingersoll Karli Ingersoll

    so fresh.

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    about 1 year ago

  12. Emory Cash Emory Cash

    Such nice texture and balance.

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    about 1 year ago

  13. Graham Stinson Graham Stinson

    Very cool. Except, Bridge of Cabbages?

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    about 1 year ago

  14. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    @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...

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    about 1 year ago

  15. Stacey Meacham Stacey Meacham

    Ugh, this is just stunning.

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    about 1 year ago

  16. Peter Hipsz Peter Hipsz

    Awesome textures here!

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    about 1 year ago

  17. Simon H. Simon H.

    @Michael: any advices for people that are just starting to play with one?

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    about 1 year ago

  18. Michael Spitz Michael Spitz

    @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.

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    about 1 year ago

  19. Simon H. Simon H.

    @Michael: thanks! I'm looking forward to play with mine.

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    about 1 year ago

  20. Casey Hald Casey Hald

    Love it!

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    about 1 year ago

  21. Made By Thomas Made By Thomas

    nice flow on this one

    10 months ago

  22. Jonathan Howell Jonathan Howell

    @Michael Spitz I just picked up one of these $13 pens, this is incredible these aren't easy to use in my opinion... Great work.

    5 months ago

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