Media: Indian Ink & Paper
Pen : Dip Pen (Vintage Nib)
Size: 12 x 32 cms
Media : Noodler's Ink and Paper
Pen: Sailor Calligraphy Fountain Pen
My new fountain pens arrived yesterday and I was eager to try them out. I sat on the roadside to sketch in the next valley by a small village called Benisiva. I took my Sailor calligraphy pen with me and used it nib upside down to give me a fine line as I wasn't practised with its variation (this pen is designed to give different line widths whilst writing in Chinese). The result was a lot different from the flexible nib used in the dip pen drawing (top). I will post some work done using the Sailor's full potential soon. The following drawing of an old man (below) was done using home-made bamboo and reed pens for the lines and Copic sketch markers for the shades of grey. I cut the bamboo and reeds locally and carved the nibs into different shapes to give me varied tonal effects.
Size: 145 x 210 mm
Media: Indian Ink, Marker Ink and Paper
Pens: Reed and Bamboo (Homemade)
and Copic Sketch Markers.
D. Leonardt & Co # 526
Calligraphy pen (shown below)