r ranson wrote:
I never, ever, not once, lend my pen to another person. A nib develops an angle based on the user. Someone who isn't used to a fountain pen (and there aren't many who are these days) can destroy a nib so easily or change the angle so that the ink doesn't flow smoothly from the nib. That's another good use for the pencil in my bag, to lend if someone thinks they need to use my pen.
raven ranson wrote:This Kickstarter for fountain pen ink is amazing.
Anita Martini wrote:This post reminds me that I should get out my fountain pen again!
Here in Germany, all kids (have to) learn to write with an ink pen. These are simple cartridge pens, no fountain pens. Ballpoint pens are only allowed in the upper grades...
I am old-fashioned and prefer the look of writing done with pen vs. ballpoint pen.
Nicole Alderman wrote:Which pen did you buy? All my fountain pens take ink cartridges--I'd love to have a refillable one!
Dave Burton wrote:I'm using Waterman's Ink, and I have not tried using other types of ink yet.
What are your favorite pen and ink combinations, Raven?
r ranson wrote:This is how I usually draw items.
There is no spellcheck on my fountain pen. I also have zero drawing ability.
Today I saw this picture and I wondered if maybe I could draw a different kind of 'be'
So I tried it. Remembering that I have no talent for this kind of thing, but I wanted to play with my new ink (take-sumi (black) iroshizuku ink by Pilot) to see how quickly it dries.
It looks a bit squashed and my attempt to smudge in the shading for the wings didn't work (the ink dries too fast for that - which I love). But I love how the ink interacts with normal paper.
You know, I drew this faithfully to how I saw it, but looking at the two side by side, I can see that my vision of the world isn't like the world. Maybe that's why I'm so bad a drawing.
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