Monday, 6 July 2009

Pens


True, I was cuddling up to a pair of scissors just the other day, but these really are my new new BFFs. Sir Josiah Mason's pen nibs are the best I've ever used. Fine-pointed but flexible and strong, they'll last a through a good 8 months of 12-hours-a-day drawing, and still be good to use.

The first one I found years ago, completely by accident, in a random collection of nibs at a local shop. When I'd used it, and fallen in love, I tried to get more, but no-one seemed to know how it had landed up in the shop in the first place. Occasionally I'd search online, hoping against hope, and finally found Scriptorium - honestly, I can't believe my luck!

(I'm still looking for a Koh-i-noor artpen, the one with the fountain pen nib. I had two, one was lost by a friend, the other had its nib split by another friend. They're not made any more. There never was a better pen. Perhaps, one day....)

6 comments:

khairun said...

I would be so afraid of using something that sounds so beautiful and hard to find at the same time! Good luck in your search! I wish I could help you but Im just a humble Faber and Castell pen user myself ;)

Yardwork said...

Once again, a beautiful photograph. I love the black and white along with the bright colored pens. You are so talented. :-)

alex sunday said...

ooooohhhh.... drool.... they look lurvly.

ruby in the dust said...

I so understand your obsession: just did some doodles with a new nib tonight and it felt so good to find The Perfect Pen!!

Cicada Studio said...

Tools are so important- nice you've been able to find ones you love- I'm so impressed with artists, like yourself, who ink with nibs. Don't have that in my skill set!

jacci r said...

I've recently discovered the joy of drawing with a fountain pen, I love the fluidity of it.

Are these beautiful pens of yours ones you dip into an ink bottle?