USk: Water Towers

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.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to USk: Water Towers

  1. Dan Antion says:

    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.


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