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A Goofy but Useful Dip Pen Chart?

  EXHIBIT A: Yep, pretty much from the time I was 9 and got my first dip pen my hands have looked like this. Teachers gave up on me until Mrs. Osbourne, my First Form art teacher tried to make me clean up my act. Alas, as we can see from this photo, after all […]

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White Pens for Journaling and Painting

Last fall I was involved in a little grid project (rather a series of projects I was sharing and am sharing with my Patreon subscribers) I ended up with a lot of little collage squares leftover. And some blue paper squares leftover. And, as is apt to happen when you have squares of color paper […]

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The Hocoro Fude Dip Pen From Sailor

A student wrote to me a few weeks back about a recently released dip pen—the Hocoro Fude Dip Pen from Sailor. I have fude pens from Sailor already. I use Platinum Carbon Black ink in them. It’s a pigmented black ink that will not clog fountain pens. I have had great success with it in […]

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The Kakimori Brass Pen Nib

  This spring a friend told me about a new sort of dip pen: The Kakimori Brass Pen Nib. It’s shaped like a bullet. Channels all around the nib feed the ink to the point. (See the product photo at the left.) I thought it might be interesting to try it out because you can […]

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Dip Pen Nibs and Holders—A Great Overview from Jet Pens

Left: Opening image in Jet Pens' Guide to Nibs and Nib Holders. Click on the link below and go have a look now! Students are always asking me about dip pens (I only have a brief opportunity to introduce them in my sketching-with-ink class as I have so many types of pens to cover). Since […]

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