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Old 05-07-2019, 11:08 AM
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Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

Anyone else use fountain pens or brush pens with watercolor?

I've been going deep in a rabbit hole trying to find just the right pen/ink combos
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:47 PM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use a Lamy extra fine point as do some others here. Microns and Copics, though not fountain pens, are good too. But any fountain pen with permanent ink would work.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:17 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

most urban Sketchers I see use Lamy Safari for sketching outlines.
I don‘t like it because of the shape in the grip section. It doesnt feel comfortable for me.
I use an Pilot Falcon. They have a nib with a high flexibiity and it allows dynamic lines with a variation in thickness, depending on the pressure.
And I have an old Montblanc with a Fine nib, that I love for drawing. The Ink Flow is very good and constantly with waterproof ink.
But for quick and easy my fineliners work best for me. They are uncomplicated.
I guess there is a Kind of legend in the „Scene“ of urban sketchers .... it is hip to use Fontain pens. Something like using grandpas 35mm camera with a leather Strap.
This people do not make a Walk through town .... they call it „Urban Exploration“
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:52 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I bought a Chinese "Antique, Vintage" fountain pen, it has a screw fill cartridge but can accept ordinary cartridges. They were available with

several nib shapes and best of all cheap. Took about seven days to arrive.
Oh! e-bay of course. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fountain-....c100033.m2042

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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use a Lamy Safari or one of many pigmented, waterproof, fadeproof fibre pens.

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:58 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use a Sailor Fude to be able to draw lines from extra thick to extra fine.

I also use non-permanent ink as I use it for shading purposes.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

Fude nib pen + Platinum Carbon ink works for me best, either in B/W or with watercolours

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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use a Platinum Balance fountain pen with F nib with Platinum Carbon ink. Works great. I have also recently bought a Platinum 3776 with an EF nib with the same ink. Yesterday i got a Jane Davenport Inkredible fountain pen that I plan to use with the same ink as the others but now I am testing it with the ink that came with it. I wanted a cheap pen when out sketching.

I tried several inks before I found this one. It is the best I have tried.
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use, according to my mood, Pilot Falcon, Sailor Fude 45°, Platinum DP 1000 desk pen, or a Penbbs 267.
All are F or XF nibs, except for the Sailor Fude.

I use Pilot Carbon black, or Sepia, and Rohrer & Kligner sketching inks - Emma, Thea and Lilly - which can be used with fountain pens

Edit - My brush pen is an Akashyia
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I have a Lamy Al-Star extra fine but I don't care for it. Feels cheap in my hand. I have an old Levenger I am going to use.

I also have a brush pen but haven't used it much. Needs a bit of practice and I don't like the ink I filled it with. It's supposed to be brown but it comes out orange.

I'll probably be using a fine tip Sharpie as a last resort. The Micron pens are too fine and dry up too fast.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:25 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I agree with you in what the micron pens is concerned about drying. For that I prefer Uni Pin fine liners, they last longer.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

For a perm. black ink FP, I like the Platinum Carbon sketch pen M or XF with black carbon ink cartridge. But the Rotring Tikky Graphic Liners in .1, .2, .3 and .4 are also a really nice alternative and you don't have to worry about them leaking. They also come in .5, .7 and .8 but I like the finer sizes better. You can order them from Jet Pens. They seem to not dry out as fast as the Microns and the Pitt fine line pens.

https://www.jetpens.com/search?q=Rot...phic+liner&v=2
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:35 AM
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

Personally, I love my Microns and they are so cheap (40%-50% off Michaels/ACMoore coupons to the rescue) - that I just use em and toss em when they start to get low. I also like my Copic Multiliner which can be refilled... as well as my cheap JingHao fountain pens... too many choices!!!
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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use a Noodler's Ahab with DeAtramentis Document Ink, a Sailor Fude with the same, and a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, with their cartridges. It amazes me how low-maintenance that Brush Pen is. I can leave it for months and it doesn't clog.

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Re: Fountain Pens and Brush Pens

I use Lictin pens that I get from Amazon. Just as good as Microns but half the price.

https://www.amazon.com/Lictin-Black-...0&sr=8-1-spell
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