Learning Copperplate: Close Up Writing: Day #19

I found an old notebook with lovely, textured recycled paper. I gave it a try and was in awe of the result, so all I did that day was write on this paper.

This is a slow, real time writing video. I’m writing “Do not forget to take time to enjoy the little things in life”.

The X height of the letters is 1 cm = 3/8 inch.

Materials used

  • Brause Arrow 66 EF nib
  • Speedball straight Holder
  • Noodler’s Walnut ink + Mir Gum arabic + Water
  • Very old recycled paper (textured)

I had to mute the sound, as there were too many background noises (Bus, airplane, neighbour’s dog).

Since I’ve mostly been practicing on plain printer paper, I was completely mesmerised by the feel of this paper, how thin my lines came out (On the plain paper even the thinnest lines come out much thicker), and by how the walnut ink interacted with the paper, with the kind help of the nib.

I definitely recommend trying out various papers, with different inks and different nibs. Each combination produces different results.

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