Today I realized I posted only once in November and I was in danger of not posting at all this December. Just laziness I guess because I’ve been working in my sketchbook daily.
Lately I’ve been drawing dogs using photos people have generously provided through the Sktchy app. I sit on the couch with my sketchbook after dinner and relax with my pen and paints… a little added journaling and I’m off to bed, unwound and de-stressed… and dreaming of dogs.
InkTober is still going strong and I’m nearly caught up with my posting!
I’ve been going through a lot of ink and my bottle of De Atramentis Document Black has been depleted. Never fear… I’ve stocked up and refilled my pen. I’ve mostly been using my Lamy Sarai with an extra-fine nib. I’ve gotten my finest, lightest hatching lines by turning the nib upside down. I forget who first told me that “secret” but whoever you are… thank you!
Day 16 – #Fat
Day 17 – #Graceful
Day 18 – #Filthy
Day 19 – #Cloud
Day 20 – #Deep
I’ll be posting the next five on Friday… see you then!
I needed more ink… specifically De Atramentis Document Black, and Goulet Pens has it on sale through midnight tonight. Goulet also has this BOGO buy one-get one sale on Jinhao pens. Buy one regular priced Jinhao that’s NOT an X750 Shimmering Sands and get a FREE X750 Shimmering Sands. I’m usually not a sucker for these things but I looked.
OMG… they have an ORANGE pen!
Did I ever tell you how much I love orange?
Yes… all mine.
I bought the ORANGE Jinhao 159 for the grand price of $12.50 and got the sparkly Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands for free. The photos don’t do it justice… it’s lovely.
Here’s a visual comparison. From the top… Pilot Metropolitan, Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands, Jinhao 159, and Lamy Safari.
Both the Jinhao’s are quite heavy (twice as heavy?) but even with my small hands I’ve enjoyed using them for drawing. Both come with medium nibs installed and I’ve found they’re really smooth… haven’t had one skip since I’ve inked them up… De Atramentis Document Black is waterproof and the pens have handled it well. If you find you’d like a finer or broader nib it’s possible to exchange the nibs and put in a Goulet Nib. Both are #6 and from what I can see are easily exchangeable. As you can see, the #6 nib is larger than the nib on the Pilot Metropolitan. I’m going to play with these a while before I decide.
I know I’m not giving you much time to mull this over… offer ends at midnight.
Just thought you ought to know.