June 16th, 2014

About Fountain Pens and Ink

Watercolor artist Susan Bronsak recently posted a report about her fountain pens and the various inks she uses with them. “I started a new Stillman & Birn Beta journal and started my first page showing the various fountain pens I have on hand. Each pen illustration was sketched and description written out using the individual pen illustrated. All pens have Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink which when dry is waterproof allowing for watercolor washes without ink bleed.

A #8 round brush was used to paint each pen using the wet in wet technique. Love how wet in wet works on this paper! Paints used: Winsor & Newton watercolors for all pens except the Pilot Prera (Green pen) which was painted using Daniel Smith watercolors.

As noted by “X2” and “X3”, I have many of the same type pen loaded with different inks in them. With the Pilot Prera, I have two pens, one with Lexington Gray ink and the other Namiki Black which is a water-soluble ink. With the Platinum Carbon pens, I have three …. one each with Lexington Gray, Noodler’s #41 Brown, and one for now with the standard cartridge Black you can purchase for the pen. When that cartridge is empty, I will probably fill it with the Namiki water-soluble or might even go with a Blue Black ink. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed sketching and painting on this type paper.” This is reposted from Susan Bronsak’s blog here: http://bit.ly/1lxDpGq ; you might also care to visit her website here: http://www.susanbronsak.com/

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

My pens

 

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