b'A & B NIB VARIATIONSAlthough designed to be used with full contact for uniform stroke thickness, bent-nib pens can be used with partial contact for dramatic and unexpectedly expressive calligraphy. Rocking onto either side of the nib during the stroke will give you varying stroke width. rThis method was perfected by Michael Clark as, he says, a way to avoid the brush, but to achieve its casual, flowing look. Chiara Riva has supplied us with the techniques first-everinstruction in the Textbooks pages. rCRIllustration & exemplar:Chiara Riva1100'