Tools: Esterbrook “Estie” Sunflower

Loving sunflowers and knowing how lovely the Esterbrook pens are,
I had to purchase the beautiful Esterbrook “Estie” Sunflower pen from Penchalet.
I ordered the 1.1 stub nib, my favorite nib for sketching and writing.
I am convinced the stub nib saves my handwriting from being the worst ever!

And of course I had to record my purchase in my journal!

In a smooth Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook I painted my rendition
of the Esterbrook “Estie” Sunflower, above, using
Robert Oster Aussie Gold ink and Toffee ink!

Keeping inks from running amok when painting with them is not easy…
in this case I started with a very watery layer, then added
quick darker layers to look a bit like a smokey background.
Keeping it from running into the gold inked pen was tricky.

Below, my other Estie pen, a gift from Mitchell,
the Esterbrook “Estie” Blueberry, also a stub nib.

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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 Tools: Esterbrook “Estie” Sunflower

  1. Mireya says:

    The toffee brown is beautiful! I feel like I am having trouble mixing the right bright down to earth browns.


  2. Mireya says:

    I like the red flower, the position reminds me that I need to play around with the position of flowers. I usually draw them straight with a slight curve.


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