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Offline YokePenCo

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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2014, 10:08:19 AM »
Except you have to sail around the world to find yourself a merchant who has paper that the parallel pen will not bleed through!

You can get empty cartridges and add your own ink :)
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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, 10:58:53 AM »
Thanks Moya, I do have a reaervoir? But it still writes very soupy.

Chris,  I'll surely try that.

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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 06:12:25 PM »
Bleedproof paper isn't really a problem; you just need to buy papers designed for artistic use. The key is sizingóthe gelatin added during the fabrication process that coats the fibres and absorb the ink instead of wicking it through the long plant cells of the pulp fibre.

Layout papers certainly have sizing, but aren't great to write on because they're so slick. For practice, I use drawing paper or occasionally mixed media paper, which is considerably thicker and can take a bit more punishment than other papers (a good property for using cola/ruling pens). Buy some art pads on sale at your local arts & crafts store, or better yet off-brand stuff at the department store, if you can find some there.

If you have the right paper, you can literally pour water on it and it won't bleedóbuckle, yes (that's why finished works usually demand thicker papers) but bleed/feather, no.

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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 09:34:31 PM »
Except you have to sail around the world to find yourself a merchant who has paper that the parallel pen will not bleed through!

You can get empty cartridges and add your own ink :)

I have done this with Sumi ink work well.

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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2014, 01:39:44 AM »
People, thanks a lot for the parallel pen suggestion. I tried using it as a dip pen for the time being and it acts rather like a 'desk pen' in that I could write an entire line on a single dip. Probably owing to the capillary action of the parallel plates.

So here's a longer sample of the text. It's a quote from Game of Thrones...

It's very difficult and I'm still getting used to it and tweaking letter forms, but the parallel pen made the execution a bit easier without having to dip and check flow for every letter. The shading is not as drastic, but who cares.


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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 02:11:20 AM »
oooh, cool.  I really like the staccato effect of the dark shading in the flags, especially in the last couple of lines. 

Could you post a straight-on picture or a scan?  Hard to analyse at an angle.

I still love it though!

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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2014, 02:29:44 AM »
Thanks Moya.

I'll probably do a new one for scanning, this one is hardly worth analysing. The new one will be done when I'm not corrupted by the power of the parallel pen, and when I have more time to spare so I can produce better work.

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Re: A Developing Variation of Gothic
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2014, 02:31:38 AM »
I truly madly deeply love my Parallel pens.  Don't let the power go to your head ... or do! EITHER WAY IS OKAY!