As any of my regular readers know, I seem to have a bit of an obsession with doodling. Up until now, they have all been created using permanent markers or pigment pens.......but wait!...there is a new kid on the block (well, new to my studio) it is a fountain pen called the Ahab Flex by Noodlers.
I had always thought of fountain pens as simply writing instruments, never really considered drawing with them. At the Toronto Creative Festival this fall, a vendor in attendance,Quills, had some inventory out that could be test driven. As soon as I made that first stroke, I knew that pen was coming home with me.
I filled it with ink and began playing with little doodles.....these are the first ones and as you can clearly see in this photo, I really am able to get some very fine, intricate lines with this pen, to give you an idea of scale.....the pen measures 5.25 inches
I LOVE this pen, I can't stop playing with it. Yesterday, a Spider fell out!
In case you are intrigued......here are links for couple of online resources for the Ahab Flex Fountain pen.....I am totally new to Fountain pen use so am learning about ink properties, cleaning and so on....You Tube has lots of videos on the topic too.
The Goulet Pen Co