May 7, 2016
Most of us addicted to using fountain pens are also on a common quest to find a fountain pen nib as responsive as a flexible nib for a dip pen. A chance encounter with another artist at the Fountain Pen Expo in New York City led me to a Desiderata pen, a fountain pen that uses interchangeable dip pen nibs! When I read about Pierre Miller, the creator of the pens, I decided to contact him to ask when more of his pens might be available since they were totally sold out on his site as well as everywhere else. I explained my need for such a pen when drawing in the dark during music and dance performances. Working with a dip pen and a vial of ink makes the people around me very nervous. He responded immediately, letting me know that he had made one available on his website. Fortunately, I had checked my email soon after he contacted me because directly after ordering the pen, there were no more available. Merci, Pierre!
The artist at the Expo also suggested I use Zebra G nibs in the Desiderata pen. It is the nib often used for Manga drawing. My Zebra G nibs arrived yesterday. The Desiderata pen is on its way. Of course, I couldn’t resist testing out the nib using the old fashioned way of the dip pen holder and a vial of ink. Cold press watercolor paper is a bit challenging for any dip nib.
Rain Rain Rain! The plant holders on the deck are impatient, looking forward to the sprouting of the seeds in the pots that hang from their arms. A bit of sunshine and warmth please!
Ink and watercolor sketchbook drawing using a dip pen, a fountain pen and a brush. The Zebra G works well writing and drawing with watercolor, too.