"""They are capable of producing a wide range of tonal variations, pure art imho, and not the boring dramatic distracting 2-tone 'shading' that some people enjoy very much."""
Middance....I do prefer shading...........""even the boring ...distracting ....two tone shading.""
Which I'll take every day and do over boring monotone vivid supersaturated inks.
There are a number of new ink companies I've not tried.........for shading to have become so common as to be boring.
I'll have to check that crisper line of SQ over LdT. I like crisp lines and don't like woolly ones.
I tend to like regular flex nibs for shading over nails......but will have to dig out some nails to see which shades better for me.
Semi-flex is a wetter nib and has to be more matched ink and paper for good shading. I'd not tried SQ in those nibs....in the nibs. For ease, I'd probably just use vintage Pelikan, because I could swap nibs.
Actually I just put SQ in my new Marbled Brown 200 EF. So was unfair of me, when my memory and a few scribbles in my scribble file, were of a wider nib variety with LdT.
I normally don't do EF, but needed a nicer pen than the 1745 I had in EF, for editing.
Yep, I'm falling down on the job.