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  1. An interesting blog on using fountain pens and ink from an artists perspective http://www.lizsteel.com/fountain-pen-sketching-part-4-choosing-a-fountain-pen/
  2. There are plenty of reviews about the Desiderata out there, but most of them are from the POV of a copperplate calligrapher, which is this pen's intended use. There are few reviews that focus on drawing, which is a shame, because I think this is a nice, and also an overlooked art tool. In case you haven't heard, these are made by hand by a fine fellow named Pierre Miller in Chicago, and they take disposable Zebra G manga dip nibs. I won't re-iterate the information already available on Pierre's site, but instead I'll dive right into the stuff about drawing, that isn't widely available. Below
  3. Hi there! After more than one year of intense usage (mainly for drawing) of my Lamy Safari(s) I am thinking about buying a "next-level" fountain pen. In terms of performance do you think it is worth spending money on a better one (gold nib, better construction, etc.)? Is there significant difference between a budget and an expensive pen? (My budget is not that fixed, I can be persuaded - but let's say $150 is the ceiling.) What I've observed with my Safari is that 1) the feed sometimes does not give enough ink when drawing really fast sketches (maybe it is just the ink? used only Lamy and Di
  4. So, Im new to fountain pens, and I was was wondering what would be a good fountain pen for drawing and sketching? I have seen in other websites that for someone new to this the lamy safari and pilot metro are kind of the way to go, but i really dont like these all that much. I dont want a pen exclusively for drawing, but I am gonna use it for that a lot. My budget would be around $100 but the price varies here in my country with some pens.
  5. So, Im new to fountain pens, and I was was wondering what would be a good fountain pen for drawing and sketching? I have seen in other websites that for someone new to this the lamy safari and pilot metro are kind of the way to go, but i really dont like these all that much. I dont want a pen exclusively for drawing, but I am gonna use it for that a lot. My budget would be around $100 but the price varies here in my country with some pens.
  6. Hello--I'm thinking of buying a Pilot/Namiki Falcon Soft Fine after seeing several artists state their preference for it and seeing how it writes in video reviews. I am planning to use it mostly for sketching on smooth watercolor or mixed media paper, and would like to use it for writing as well if it's smooth enough. I'm debating whether to go for a stock Soft Fine or whether to splurge for added flex. I've tried looking for posts on this pen with added flex, but it looks like most people who get this pen customized go for the Spencerian customization by John Mottishaw with the needlepoint
  7. I'm looking for a pen that I can draw very quickly with somewhere around the $80-150 range, as most of the pens I've used cannot keep up with me. I'd like to have the nib as fine or finer than the Lamy EF - incidentally, the Safari's also the only pen that can keep up with my drawing speed at the moment. The TWSBI EF nib was too fat - I was surprised it was even labeled as "EF". Pilot F nib was pretty nice, but I might go for an EF next time. I borrowed the one I used so I didn't get to test it out for as extended a time as I'd like. What allows me to draw faster? Is it the stiffer nib? I am n
  8. Arielle Finberg

    Intro Hello

    Hello. I have been watching this forum off and on for a couple of years but finally recently joined. I am in Sacramento, California. I use fountain pens almost exclusively for drawing and sketching. I very much enjoy and appreciate reading all the marvelous posts and learning from this forum. I hope to humbly contribute a bit back, perhaps in the form of reviews for others here who love to draw with pen and ink, as thanks to you all for this wonderful resource you have all built!
  9. Hi, all. I'm new here. For decades, I've drawn cartoons with various technical pens. Koh-i-Noors, Rotrings, etc. My favorite of all was a Rotring Rapidograph-- a model that is no longer being manufactured. I've been testing different pens, hoping to fall in love with a new pen. I like a fine or extra fine line, and the ink needs to be ABSOLUTELY WATERPROOF. (Apologies for the shout.) I put a wash over the line, either an ink wash or a watercolor wash and freak if the ink bleeds. The complication is that I'm a lefty. I push the nib; I don't pull it across the page. If anyone has any suggestio
  10. holgalee

    The Perfect Sketchbook

    For those of us who sketch or paint, or just love stationery, you are probably on the perpetual hunt for the perfect sketchbook. So take a look at this new Kickstarter project that sounds promising: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theperfectsketchbook/the-perfect-sketchbook-for-travel-artists-and-art,
  11. I have this notebook I bought because of the cover- which has aged very well. The paper has grooves that make it difficult to sketch on it, so I wrote. I have used around half the paper but I am tired of writing against the grain. So, I am looking for a paper that comes close to those measurements ( and I make the holes) or a notepad that I can take the papers from and make the holes myself. It is easy to make the notebook again since it has a thick string that goes thru the holes and ia not at the end of the string keeps it in place. Help will be greatly appreciated
  12. Lamyrada

    Hello From Florida

    It is nice to find a place where all things FP is the theme. I love writing and sketching. I love notebooks, pens and cameras. I have a small collection of all of the above. A few days ago I saw in a few blog sketches that looked very nice and the authors were sketching with fountain pens. I frantically looked for two I had been given as a gift a long time ago and I stopped using because I used to mess up places in the house with the ink. Now I am finding more information to be able to "activate" them back into my tools. I will be posting the two photos to identify what kind of converter o
  13. Hi, I'm a design student and fountain pen user (unlike everyone else on my course!) I use a Rotring Artpen, and more recently, a Lamy Joy with an EF nib. As no-one I know uses a fountain pen for drawing, I became curious how many other people out there draw regularly with fountain pens, and what people use and would recommend. Ink is another topic; are some inks better suited for drawing? Has anyone found a particularly well suited ink? I'm using Diamine Onyx Black at the moment and finding it great.

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