Pointed pen practice

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Pointed pen practice: Jane Austen’s letter from Darcy to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Principality nib at x-height=2.8mm. Moon Palace sumi ink on Strathmore recycling drawing paper.

Today’s work included the final lettering for a commission: a long text in pointed pen script. I haven’t done much pointed pen lately, so I did this piece as a warm-up. It’s the beginning of the famous letter from Darcy to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Fun stuff. Good thing this wasn’t the real commission: there is a hando (rather than a typo) at the end of the very first line. The pen nib was new but awful. I had to change it out before starting on the actual commissioned piece.

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