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#1 choen

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:44

Not being much of a writer-for-the-sake-of-writing, I use pens (of different types) mostly for drawings, sketchings and quick note taking. It is only recently that I've begun looking for all my old fountain pens- I hadn't realized just how many of these I've amassed over the years.

These days I use only Parker Quink blue and black, because these are the most very easily obtained where I am (the Hero ink used be widely available as well but sadly I don't see them around anymore).


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Pilot (vintage? unknown model number), Unknown pen (but I refer to it as Iridium Point as per marking on nib, using it as a dip pen now), Aurora (unknown model number), Hero 331, Parker Sonnet (the smoothest and wettest of the lot), Parker Urban (quite a horrible nib for such a heavy pen).

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The doodles below are done on thin white paper, about 6x4 inches.


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Edited by choen, 23 September 2010 - 10:01.


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#2 safetyfast

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:03

Nicely done!

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 09:12

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Edited by choen, 25 September 2010 - 09:14.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:54

Your iridium pen is from a Muji store, either in ny city or Japan (it's like a chic Ikea there).
They are relatively cheap (15-20) and take the same cartridges as Lamy, I believe.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 16:33

Hi lasttrain,

I got the unknown iridium point pen over 10 years ago, in the late 90s, in London. Because it was so long ago that I just can't remember where I got it from exactly. So there you are, a Muji outlet in London. Thanks for the identification, good job.

Good to know they have not changed the product line up in their fountain pens!

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 18:21

After thinking, I believe they take the rotring cartridges I use in my Artpen.

Hi lasttrain,

I got the unknown iridium point pen over 10 years ago, in the late 90s, in London. Because it was so long ago that I just can't remember where I got it from exactly. So there you are, a Muji outlet in London. Thanks for the identification, good job.

Good to know they have not changed the product line up in their fountain pens!



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Posted 25 September 2010 - 20:07

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 13:44

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 22:24

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#10 Margana

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 22:50

This is a fine demonstration of how much fun can be had with fountain pens. Thanks for posting your work and images of your pens.
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:39

Like your drawings!!!!!

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 14:22

Margana and Alvarez: Thanks.



All the scans on shown here are almost 1:1 to the original's size. All done on a pad of very thin white paper (you can see faint ghosts of the next page on each scan).

Here are another couple of examples of what hero 331 can do.

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#13 Robert Alan

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 16:49

Hello! Thank you for sharing such a fun review! You are really quite talented, and I'd love to see more. Someone on FPN stated something about how boring blue ink is. Well, not when you're using it!
Cheers!
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Edited by Robert Alan, 29 September 2010 - 05:18.

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#14 alvarez57

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:09

Your fox is my favorite character.
The last one gives itself to many visual images, funny to find what has been the general reaction. Quite unexpected!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:54

I wish I could award karma points for this. Your drawings are hilarious. :D

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 13:56

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LOL!!!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 17:47

I couldn't resist... this was the very first thing I thought when I saw that doodle... (excuse my crappy art skills)

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EDIT: Just wanted to add that my additions were done with a Parker Vector using Bethge No. 5.

Edited by mdoering, 30 September 2010 - 17:51.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 13:26

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PS: mdoering: that's quite good hahaha!

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 14:57

Your art style reminds me very much of the illustrator who created the artwork for the menus at "Mimi's Café" a chain of french café style restaurants in the states. I like it :)

Thanks for the comments on my meager drawing abilities... The first time I sketched it out I hadn't added the bottom of the shirt or the pants and there were more dollar bills in his hand which made it seem like.... well... y'know... ;)

There should be a thread in "Creative Expressions" with a "Complete this sketch" theme... that would be quite fun!
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