Tag Archives: fountain pens

blogging by candlelight

The power has been out just long enough get a little worrisome. The familiar stuff on the kitchen counter is looking rather spooky and pretty soon somebody is going to have to go out and start up a car so … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: crewmate or spaceport fixture

  Why shouldn’t the benches in the waiting areas of the interstellar spaceport be in the shape of cool alien animals?  Or, if your large quadrupedal crewmate has a convenient piece of armor on his back and you are relatively … Continue reading

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a new fountain pen and a new scanner

New scanner week continues its exploration of the seemingly long forgotten depths of the Drawing of the Day sketchbooks with an example of a very particular class of DoDs– the New Fountain Pen drawing.  I have shared several of these … Continue reading

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the second farmers’ market pen

Regular readers and fellow fountain pen buffs may remember that I bought a new fountain pen at the Farmers’ Market earlier this summer.  I’ll admit I was charmed by the shininess of this handsome pen and by the chance to … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: geology class

Geology class always goes better when some of your classmates are real rocks.   This girl is sharing an outdoor lecture with a “rock guy” and the classic trio of Kekionga spirit rocks. Beside the obvious subjects, this drawing is … Continue reading

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unusual find at the farmers’ market: the photos

Judging from the stats (Yes, I’m watching you reading me, but only in terms of raw numbers- I am not tracking you individually by means of some kind of blogging platform software drone.  Really.) the audience is quite interested in … Continue reading

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unusual find at the farmers’ market

Went to the Farmers’ Market to take pictures and buy houseplant cuttings and maybe a taco, but I ended up with something rather unexpected.  Note that I consistently misplace the apostrophe in Farmers’ Market throughout the sample.  There was more … Continue reading

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new fountain pen first steps

People sometimes come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get started with … Continue reading

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fountain pens on parade (with hand lettering samples)

Just got back to the studio from the kitchen with a handful of fountain pens that all ran dry within the last half hour.  Since posts about pens and hand lettering are always popular and since I had to scribble … Continue reading

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the stub pen

If you’ve read the post “of scanners and stub pens”, you know I’ve been considering buying a fountain pen with a stub nib to add to my pile of experimental drawing tools.  Buying tools to experiment with can keep you … Continue reading

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