VSW: Whatcom Falls

View of the Whatcom Falls, near Bellingham, WA
from an image on Wikipedia

Sketched with a Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy Bamboo Angle 55 Degrees
pen with Robert Oster
Muddy Swamp ink
.  The fude nibs have given me nothing but headaches, but maybe I finally got the hang of it — a little.  One thing I love about fountain pens is the many
nib variations with which
you can play.  One SHOULD be able to get a fine line and a fat broad stroke from the same bent nib.  If I can get
the hang of this I think I will love sketching with it!

Sailor pens take expensive converters, and so I am filling (reusing) the ink cartridges.  Unfortunately, it does mean is harder to swap ink colors — harder to get everything clean — in fact, it is one of the hardest pens I’ve ever cleaned, which I don’t like.

I’ve filled both of my Sailor fudes (55 + 45 degree) with two of the Muddy series, bottom.  These are beautiful muddied colors, and perfect for ink painting or sketching.  By putting them next to the bed, I hope to be able to sketch every night with one of them and get the hang of the nibs.

These are all the Muddy inks.  What is nice for you all is that Robert Oster
was so swamped by requests after he sold out of the special seven-color set,
that he opened the sales of the Muddy colors to two pack sets
(you choose the colors), shipping included, from his own shop.
I know I will want more of Muddy Dragon (looks like dragon’s blood) and Muddy Bucket.

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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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6 Responses to VSW: Whatcom Falls

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I really like your northwest images. I’ve been here. It brings back nice memories.


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