Sketchblog Archive for Tools: Pilot Parallel

I picked up the 2.4mm Pilot Parallel today, so I can finally play with the gradient effects outside of swapping cartridges in a single pen.

Unfortunately, the store only had black, blue-black, and HOT PINK inks in stock, so I guess I’ll be doing a lot of pink/black fades for a while. I think it’s a bit rough since the colors are so different, but I guess I have six cartridges of pink to play with, so I can try to figure out how to control how fast the fade goes, etc. Would really like to test out more subtle gradients though, like green to blue or something.

PS – yeah, the lyrics are wrong. I was going by memory, sorry.

I think I’m just gonna periodically clear out my calligraphy queue in the middle of the night. Anyone that’s totally sick of calligraphy can just block the #calligraphy tag I guess!

Lowercase s’s are the hardest to keep in line with everything else. :

Admittedly, my adventures in calligraphy so far are basically “let’s write all of my favourite quotes and lyrics pretty.” I filled up my small 40 page sketchbook already (and a gazillion random note sheets). I’ll get one with lines next so I can start actually thinking properly about letter forms and stuff instead of halfassing everything on a gross slant because I can’t write straight for the life of me.

chewichews said: You do requests? You should write “The sky has fallen. We are doomed.” lol :>

Sure, why not.

If anyone else has calligraphy requests, feel free to send them in. If there are a lot, I will probably wait and post them in batches because there is already way too much calligraphy on this blog, hahaha.