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.
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….
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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