Pilot Parallel Pens are wonderful for calligraphy. Inspired by @rcannonp and Yoji Shinkawa’s sketch with a 3.8mm, I decided I would go with the 6 mm.
It’s a challenge to find the balance between bold stroke and hairline suggestion. Also, for someone used to keeping a steady angle of nib to paper, the rapid switching between flat edge and corner point can be confusing. I end up stroking a shadow where a fine line should be. Still, muscle memory comes with practice.
I can get addicted to these fat, juicy streaks of black. They make me want to not leave any white space. They whisper, “white space is for wusses.”
Using a Parallel Pen is better seen than described in words. So here’s the video.