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Writing Tools

The task of writing words using Blackletter required more experimentation with different tools. I tried using flat brushes, fountain pens, dip pens with various nibs, reed pens and marker pens. Each tool gave me a different quality of line however I found it really difficult to achieve a consistant line with the tools that required me to repeatedly dip the nib into a pot of ink. I discovered the parallel pen (see right, red line) and for me this tool was the easiest to use. It gave a clean, consistant line that allowed me to form the letters effectively, without running out of ink halfway through a stroke. Writing calligraphy is an art form that requires years of practice. I only had a few weeks remaining of the project and I needed a tool that would give me the scope to create lettering with my limited experience of writing calligraphy. The other tools still have their uses but not for this particular task.

Sarah Ee GDCP PM7000  
Sarah Ee GDCP PM7000  
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