I’ve been getting my pens in shape for Inktober.
I had received a Goulet nib in the mail and
was out sketching the water tower in NE Portland…
The dang Conklin nib is sooooo awful, I switched it between sketches.
*yes it is that easy on some nibs*
The first sketch above is with the Conklin nib, and it skips and is scratchy…
the Goulet nib is smoooooth! Yay!
Wow what a difference a nib makes!
I’ve had some nibs made for some of my pens now and have fallen in love with the architect’s nib (see video below for what that means…)
The first image above is the new architect’s nib in my Moonman pen.
The second image shows the two nibs in action BEFORE the changed nibs.
The third is the new cursive nib which is fine, also in my Moonman,
but I love love love the architect’s nib.
Back in studio I added color to this one with the lousy nib… saves it!
But this one I like in its inky color, Super5 Australia ink.
What we mean when we say architect’s nib… and how I learned to draw —
but we didn’t use emery boards, but a layered sandpaper tool built for this purpose.
Yup I am a dinosaur….
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Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Conklin Duragraph w/ 1.1 Stub with Super5 Australia ink,
Moonman with Robert Oster Fire and Ice ink,
Moonman with Akkerman 21 China Town Red ink,
Da Vinci watercolors.
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I remember buying those small pads of layered sandpaper at Koenig’s Art Emporium in the Hartford Civic Center. I learned about them in a drawing class I took, but I liked them for sharpening a drafting pencil I used at work for system design illustrations. Cheers from a fellow dinosaur.
ahhh, and an admission of hidden drawing talents?
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Ha ha. 35 years ago
like riding a bike… yur jes rusty!
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Ha ha – maybe when I retire.