Posts Tagged ‘calligraphy’

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My Bent Nib Fountain Pen Has Taken A Hike

01/27/2019

Phooey. Apparently one of my bent nib fude* pens has run away from home. Most assuredly this was an unauthorized departure although I suppose it could be in hiding in the jumble that passes for my office. Not that it is likely to find its way to you, but should it make the trek, please tell it to go home. It might not be my ideal mate, but we did have fun together and there could be many more adventures to come. However, it has to return to make that happen.

Duke Guan Yu Calligraphy Fountain Pen

Just in case the truant does not decide to come home, I looked for possible replacements at Amazon and was surprised to find several. The length of the nib tip varies, but there are a few models to consider for less than $30.

  • The Duke 551 Confucius is similar to my Guan Yu model. Both are metal and quite heavy but attractive enough to start conversations while doodling at a local cafe.
  • Sailor offers an inexpensive model with either a high angle or a low angle nib and a long barrel so it can be held like a paintbrush. It does not come with a converter.
  • For a more traditional-looking pen, Sailor offers a Profit with a fude nib. It is a high angle model with no converter.

A long fude tip like mine is better at drawing than writing. The shorter tip is easier to control but produces less dramatic lines. Leigh Reyes wrote about this nib several years ago. Her post would be a great place to start if the fude intrigues you. It certainly enabled me!

*From Wikipedia fude (foo day) means sequences of letters or drawings that you write or draw without removing your pen off the paper.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_counter_word

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Sunday Reads: A New Ink Plus A Calligraphy Video

09/23/2018

Nick Stewart, known for his artistic creations using ink and bleach, has a new ink product for fountain pen lovers and artists alike.

 

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Dogs, And Watermelon

06/10/2018

Pen and ink links with a few others just for fun…

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Sunday Reads: Dogs, Snow and Pen Stuff

01/07/2018

Having introduced a couple of dogs to the wonders of snow, the Dogs in Snow video proved delightfully true though my kids never tried the two-legged march. Of the two, a Shih Tzu and a mini dachshund, the former was thrilled with the foot-deep drifts of the stuff while the latter was shocked and intimidated. The Shih Tzu, a lapdog, had chutzpah while the doxie, a ratter, was a wuss. Go figure.

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Calligraphy, And Downton Abbey

12/03/2017

Ever wondered what is the difference between High Tea and Afternoon Tea? Downton Abbey Cooks has the details.

When it comes to frankenpens, vintage super flex with a converter sounds right for me. What combination of old and modern features would you cobble together?

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Sunday Reads From Pens To Cellphones To Veggies?

12/04/2016

Total cuteness at the first link. Total yum at the last one…

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A Noodler’s Flex Pen Meets Gorgeous Ink

07/22/2016

Ever wondered what you could do with a Noodler’s Standard Flex pen?

Noodler’s Standard Flex with Noodler’s Black Swan In Australian Roses.

Isn’t the ink pretty in a clear barrel?

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