This is a practice page done on 100% cotton, resume paper using a Gillott 170 nib and Moon Palace Sumi. E.A. Lupfer is one of my favorite Master Penmen, and these exercises can be found in his "Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy" published by Dover. I am naturally heavy handed, and it takes great concentration for me to lighten up.
For those in the States, I hope you have a lovely holiday weekend! Tomorrow is Matt's graduation open house. I am swimming in a sea of "to do" lists, but I am looking forward to celebrating this milestone with family and friends.
Go forth and flourish!