This little pen changed everything.
Vintage Pelikan P20 Twist Fountain Pen (while they are still available)
with its soluble black ink and a nib that slides on the paper (for about $10) is such a joy!
I use the empty cartridge (it cannot take a converter) and can refill them with a syringe.
I used to draw with a Platinum Carbon Pen or a Lamy with waterPROOF ink,
but on the toned paper I tried out my little parrot-colored joyful pen
and the way the ink interacted with the watercolors on top was so interesting…
For these I used the Platinum Carbon Pen for the first layer of doodling,
then went in and selectively placed some of the Pelikan black ink
where I thought it would be interesting to mix with
the bright purple-pink watercolor and fresh green leaves…
you can see it in the grey moving into purple above and below.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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