Calligraphy Experimentation with a Fountain Pen

I recently figured out how to create thick and thin lines with a fountain pen using a ball-tip nib.

Here’s an attempt. Unfortunately, the paper I used wasn’t very good, so you can see some ink bleeds.

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“Do nothing and everything will be done.” It’s a very loose paraphrasing of the Daodejing, 37: “The Dao does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone.” I decided to shorted it because it’s very hard to write so many words very nicely. This is the best that I can do thus far.

With more practice, I should get better at it, and maybe, I will be able to write longer passages perfectly.