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  1. OldTravelingShoe


    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  2. I know most of you have fountain pens to write, but I mostly use a fountain pen to sketch. Here is a page of sketches using Montblanc UNICEF ink in a Montblanc M with a fine nib.
  3. Hi pen friends, I have been trying to get a fountain pen for sketching outside. So far I like Parker Vacumatic with fine nib the best for this use. However, since I do not post the cap, I have some hard time handling the cap while I sketch. I see some fountain pens without a cap on market such as: - Pilot Vanishing Point - Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo - Pilot Vanishing Point Fermo - Lamy Dialog 3 - Stipula davinci Have you had any experience with pens for sketching that you recommend (or any other pens that you recommend)? Thank you! Tai
  4. Figured I would start off this days Show us your Doodle thread. Lets get this going with our favorite bottles of ink (yes I know this is mundane). First is Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun: Second is De atramentis deepwater obsession
  5. So by now We all know how everyone here likes our Coffee and Tea, but how about Whats our favorite way to make it. Rather than use silly words lets see your best rendition of your brewing or steeping setup. Hario V-60, and Chinese tea infusing mug:
  6. Here is the next doodle in our saga of doodles your renditions of what lights up your world (lights/lamps). Both lamps are from my local coffee shop, First has a shade made out of ties, Second is an inverted planter.
  7. (( Please feel free to guide me to a different post if necessary, I'm an FPN forum newbie C': )) So here's my dilemma, I have no way of trying any of the aforementioned pens. So I hope based on my preferences you guys can guide me to what you think would be best for me. I currently own only two pens, a Lamy Safari and a Pilot Metropolitan. I love how lightweight the lamy is, but definitely prefer that gelpen-like feel the metropolitan provides as well as the size, the lamy sometimes feels like a large pen in my hand regardless of the weight, and took a bit of getting used to. I use both pens for writing, however, have decided to add a third one for sketching, and sometimes doing the lineart on my drawings. I should mention now that I do not get along with dip pens, I tried them and hate the scratchiness and the constant dipping on the ink bottle (also having to travel with an ink bottle). This is why I'm resorting to fountain pens, I love writing with them, and that super smooth feel. Which brings me to what I think are my affordable options in that regard. Noddler's Nib Creaper Noodler's Konrad Noodler's Ahab Twisby Eco I'm mostly considering Noodler's because of the flex nibs that would help me provide a bit of line weight to my drawings. However, the Eco with a fine nib, would give me a have large ink capacity and I know will work right out of the box, unlike Noodler's which I've read can have some issues :/. Also consider that I would mostly be using permanent inks on these, do any of these pens work better or are known to have issues with permanent inks? I'm really confused as to what to choose, I've been taking pens in and out of my cart for a week. Mostly because regardless of my choice, for now I can only afford one. Or do you have any other recommendations around that price range? Thanks for reading through all of that! I hope you can help me!
  8. I would like to get a small notebook/sketchbook/journal to carry around with me that is fountain pen friendly. It would just be something to carry where I could jot down a thought or sketch something interesting. I would prefer it to have blank pages, although dots wouldn't be out of the question. Moleskine makes a nice blank pcket-size notebook, but I've read in other forums the paper is not so fountain pen friendly. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
  9. Giordana

    What About The Sheaffer Snorkel?

    Still on my quest for finding the awesome workhorse...a pretty horse who can do tricks too hehe. I always look for a pen that you can get fine lines when needed (usually by writing with it 'upside down'), as this comes in handy for writing small letters, writing on cheap paper, or just sketching. The Snorkel has captivated my eye because it has this beautiful upturned conical nib, and has a interesting filling system. However, when it comes to recommended pens for workhorse candidates, I see many responses being the Lamy 2000, Namiki Falcon, Lamy Safari, etc. I've had these before, and I have not been impressed. My question is, do you think the Snorkel would be a good workhorse for note-taking and sketching? Why or why not?
  10. Goodmorning! I would like to share recent YouTube videos of an artwork using a Montblanc 149 with a nib grind by Michael Masuyama. The needle-like tip is just perfect for the type of detail work that I enjoy. The ink used for this artwork was Cafe Des Iles by J. Herbin. The paper is an 11 inches by 17 inches Strathmore 2-ply Smooth Bristol board. The pencil used for the initial sketch was a Blackwing pencil by Palomino Brands. At the last stage of the process--from mid to end portion of Video Part 4--the MB 149 pen was turned into a quick airbrush/atomizer tool using a simple soda straw to create fine mist sprays for soft shading and blending, as well as coarse spatter ink sprays for texture work. Video Part 1 of 4 - [Note: When I began this recording, I didn't think I would upload it publicly on YouTube. As such, this first part was recorded at a local restaurant and my friends at the table convinced me to share the entire process. The other three videos were recorded privately in my art studio]: Video Part 2 of 4: Video Part 3 of 4: Video Part 4 of 4: Below are links to the video. Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Thank you letting me share this post with you... and best regards, Ced

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