Charlotte is a lovely city for several things - banking, barbecue, and my job. It is not, however, crawling with art stores. I spent about four hours a while ago looking at pens online and ordering them, one by one. They slowly started trickling in, and here's my biggest finding : I will never be able to use regular calligraphy pens. I've now gone through the old-school pen holder + nibs, felt-tip oblique pens, chisel tips, etc. All in all, it must be nice to be a righty in this world of calligraphy.
I did, however, discover my love for brush-tip pens in regards to hand-lettering. I've gone through rolls of trace paper and spent hours figuring out the right look, and am in love with a couple of these (of which I'll probably order several to have on-hand).
These new pens have lead to a full weekend of projects (mostly secret at this point), but I will say, looking at this picture, that we've been suffering from some kinda flu in this house for the past few days. Not the best time for an albuterol-induced shaky hand amidst my boredom and sketching, amiright? Anyways, here's a sneak-peak while I fine-tune some details :)