Saturday, October 13, 2007
New Fountain Pens
My only interest in roses is that they confuse me so drawing them is good practice. The first was drawn with Micron pens. Since I learned to write with a fountain pen, I find the angle needed to use technical, roller, ballpoint, and disposable pens difficult.
I have a Lamy Safari, EF nib, but its shape near the nib does not suit me, and the Noodler's ink in the pen took hours and care to dry. Even then it would sometimes smudge.
Today's mail brought me two inexpensive pens: a Pilot 78G, F nib, and a Hero Accountant, XXF nib.
The second rose was done with the Pilot 78G with a fine nib. Do not blame the skill of the drawing on the pen. It was a pleasure to hold. It's a Japanese pen, and the F nib equates to our XF nib. The Noodler's ink from this pen dried within minutes, so less ink must be coming through the nib. The nib is much smoother than that of my Lamy Safari. This may be the pen for me!
The Hero Accountant pen is also nice, but I've only used it to write a few words. The ink line seems close that of the Pilot F nib. It's also a smooth writer.