Monday, November 8, 2010

A Question For All The Artists! Fountain Pens and Sketchbooks

A bit if a deviation from mid-century for the moment....

So, in the past, they tell me I was a pretty good artist. But due to a lot of things, mostly the thing called "life", I have not done any "serious" art in several years. Heck I have not shown my work in longer.

So tomorrow I am going to buy some fresh sketchbooks, and start some doodles. It's about time.

I hear moleskeine sketchbooks are popular, anyone have experience with these?

My main question for all my artists friends is this:

What is the best fountain pen you have ever used?

I have tried several. The old fashioned dipping ink and nibs are cool, but I want something I don't have to "dip".

In another life I did a lot of professional drafting, and used Rapidographs, but mostly on mylar.

if I tried them on paper, the pens would scratch at the "tooth" of the paper, if I used paper. So while these are fine ink pens, I didn't have a lot of luck with them (maybe it was simply the one's I bought, the inner 'pin' seemed to stick out of the barrel a hair too far, thus scratching the paper, making the ink bleed).

Sooo, while I have all kinds of good colored pencils and such, I am on the hunt for a really GOOD fountain pen, with a nice bold line.

This is a nice website with some reviews click HERE.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Happy Monday blog world!