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Mattias Adolfsson And His Fountain Pens

05/25/2017

Mattias Adolfsson is a Swedish illustrator who uses fountain pens for detailed drawings. I became enchanted with his work via Fountain Pen Network ten years ago when he posted a drawing done with a Namiki Falcon and Diamine Monaco Red. The duo is lovely for drawing and elegant for shading as well as simplicity.

Sometimes I let the nib release a little extra ink and move it around with a swab, toothpick or small brush. Otherwise, the expressive line from the nib is gorgeous on its own. Any ink will do, though J. Herbin Lie de The is an especially good alternative. My Stillman & Birn Sketchbook loves the attention and with Mattias for inspiration, it’s a win-win activity.

 

Tools mentioned are available at Amazon: Pilot Namiki Falcon SF, Stillman & Birn Sketchbook, Diamine Monaco Red, and J. Herbin Lie de The.

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Sunday Reads: Pen People And Pen Stuff

05/14/2017

Pelikan M200 Binder Stub

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Stolen Fountain Pens – Please Help!

05/13/2017

From TheNibSmith, Daniel Smith:

PLEASE HELP! On Thursday, May 4th, approximately $40,000 worth of fountain pens were stolen out of my vehicle in Chicago near the Adler Planetarium. A list of easily identifiable pens with serial numbers is provided below with more details, images, and the entire list of items stolen provided at my website. If you happen to come across any of these items, please let me know. There will be a reward for information leading to the recovery of any of my pens. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share this information with others.


1. Franklin-Christoph Penvelope 13 in Boot Brown
2. Markiaro 44 pen leather briefcase
3. Aurora 12 pen, black clam-shell case
4.Aurora 85th Anniversary, medium nib (don’t recall serial number)
5. Montblanc Hemingway Writers Edition, oblique broad nib
6. Montblanc Charles Dickens Writers Edition, medium nib
7. Classic Pens LB5 Tensui (blue) w/ chrome trim, medium nib, Serial Number: #00/50
8. Sailor King of Pen ebonite, King Eagle nib
9. Nakaya Long Piccolo, medium (had custom lettering on barrel)
10. Nakaya Naka-ai, XXF
11. Nakaya NeoStandard medium Color: Araishu (orange), gold trim
12. Visconti Homo Sapiens Corsani 90th Anniversary, broad nib, Serial Number: #49/90
13. Pelikan M1005 Demo, 3B two-tone nib
14. Pelikan Silver Screen, EF nib, Serial Number: #260/420
15. Aurora 88 Nebulosa, Serial Number: #626/888
16. Aurora 88 Sigaro, Serial Number: #341/888
17. Aurora 88 Sole, Serial Number: #170/888
18. Aurora Optima Green Auroloid, fine flex nib(!), gold trim
19. Aurora Optima Monviso, medium nib, Serial Number: #48/360
20. Montegrappa Ducale Grande, stub nib, Serial Number: #76/888

 

https://nibsmith.com/2017/05/13/please-help-find-stolen-pens/

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Sunday Reads: A Variety of Videos and a Giveaway

05/07/2017

YouTube was just the right speed for me this past week…

 

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Sunday Reads: From Montblanc To India To Bamboo Pens

04/30/2017

Pens, inks and all sorts of other stuff…

Platinum #3776 Music Nib and friends meet a Stillman & Birn Sketchbook:

 

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Sunday Reads: Ink, Pens, and Writing

04/23/2017

Wilted this week with temps over 90 degrees, but still found a few good articles to share.

An old rotation that still has much appeal.

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Rosetta Blotter Paper Sheets

04/20/2017

An old Inkophile post on blotter paper still get lots of attention so when I saw ipenstore.com had some to offer, I thought you should know about it. Unlike the usual advertisement, Rosetta Blotter Paper Sheets are blank. That might not seem important, but I do like seeing the smears, smudges and dots of ink unadulterated by ads and such.

Note that a blotter will last a very long time. Find one you really like since you could be partners for life.

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