Sketchblog Archive for Tools: Pilot Parallel

Amateur calligraphy continues. So far I’ve learned that:

  • This pen is hella bleedy, even in my sketchbook, which usually holds up pretty well.
  • I have no idea how to write in a straight line (actually I knew that already).
  • I do not like the lowercase “d” in Gothic-style lettering.
  • I really like writing with the edge of the corner, but I have like zero control when I do so. The Parallel is also kinda inconsistent with when it wants to actually write when I use just the corner.
  • It turns out really cool when the inkflow is inconsistent in the middle of a letter, but I wish I could figure out how to control that better.
  • Calligraphy is kinda weird because letters are formed in ways that are completely different from when you write normally.
  • Calligraphy is really a thing you should do on a flat surface (VS a tilted surface), so I really shouldn’t use my sketchbook, maaaah.

Lyrics by Coldplay, Ingrid Michaelson, and Imogen Heap.

Variations on a theme.

I’m using this damn pen so much it isn’t even worth it to scan everything. TOO MUCH LETTERING. I swear I’ll end up going through another two ink cartridges before the week’s out whoops I’m on the fourth cartridge now. FOUR INK CARTRIDGES IN A WEEK damn I love this pen.

Uh. I hope you guys like calligraphy because I finally caved on a Pilot Parallel on my last Jetpens order and I’m kind of in love with this pen. I used up an entire ink cartridge in less than a day.

If you didn’t already know what my favourite songs were, boy howdy you’re gonna know soon. <_<