Week 36: Outline

I started this idea last week when I was writing letters with a new nib for my dip pen. I was keeping a list of what worked and what didn’t, and I thought this would be good for an outline for an essay or project.

The pen in this drawing is modelled from my own pen, which uses a plain old black plastic Speedball holder. I feel, like I do with fountain pens, that manufacturers could do so much more to decorate these holders with colours and designs, so I took liberties with the colour. The nib is a J.B. Mallat and I wrote on the “stationery” with that particular nib in my dip pen.

My dip pen, which is boring black plastic, instead of pink and blue with dots……

Week36_Outline_JJ

Page curl alert in the lower right.

Materials used:

HB pencil
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Dip pen with J.B. Mallat Baratier No. 23 nib
Noodler’s Blue Upon the Plains of Abraham ink

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Week 36: Outline

  1. Coolness – I’ve been looking into dip pens. Not sure I can fuss with one …

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    • They aren’t too bad, but you need a nib with some kind of reservoir so you have to dip them less. On this one, someone had glued a tiny piece of coiled copper wire that acted as a reservoir–it works great, I can write five sentences or so before having to dip.

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  2. Beverly King says:

    This looks real enough to pick up straight off your drawing pad. 🙂 And I definitely prefer the blue with pink dots pen to your other one!

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