My penmanship was not going as smoothly as my copperplate today. Strangely the strengths and weaknesses I’m having with copperplate are the reverse here. My hairlines have been getting incrimentally smoother while the ink pools up on the shading (making a real mess at the crossover loop in K) and square cutoffs are really difficult. I’ve also found that whenever I try to apply the necessary pressure to make the shading my hand shakes and that shows up in the quality of the line. Finally, as I’ve mentioned before doing this in a thick notebook has its challenges as well the further you move to the bottom right of the page.