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This is a little practice piece I did with a Pilot Plumex fountain pen. I have been practicing while recovering from hand surgery last week.

Before my practice session tonight I altered the pen nib to a shape that can easily float on the paper surface with little preassure. Instead of a pointed nib I sanding the tip to an angle shape. I then burnished the sharp edge by rubbing the nib on a flat piece of aluminum until it was smooth and did not tear the paper fibers. After several attempts with the fountain pen I had a composition to scan and recreate as vector lettering. The pen now writes like a Speedball nib.

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