Friday, October 30, 2015

Fountain Pen Doodles

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 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
Noodlers Ink


Diane J. Evans said...

Wow, these are cool! No drips or runs?? This pen looks amazing -- gotta add it to my wish list.


Judys Lace Creations said...

This pen looks terrific.Must look into it.I have so many pens etc as I'm doing an on-line journaling course with loads of Mixed Media!Thanks for sharing.

Robbie said...

Your work is OUTSTANDING! Just love looking at it!!!!

Ali Honey said...

Great work Jill. I love your drawings/ doodles.

Glenda said...

Now that is definitely NOT the eensy teensy spider that went up the water spout. Great October doodle. We have a giant spider in a giant web out in out maple tree.
I remember fountain pens. Well, my older sisters and brothers the time I learned to write with a pen, Bick was there and fountain pens had gone the way of the Dodo bird.
Wonderful sketches as always Jill!!

quiltedfabricart said...

oooh! a new toy! I wonder if this would work on fabric? can you use any ink with it? I think I need one :-)I watched a couple of the videos and it looks cool, thanks for sharing this

Createology said...

Finding a new-to-you tool is quite exciting and to see how quickly you adapted to it is proof of your amazing doodling skills. Fantastic Spider you doodled. Creative Fountain Pen Bliss...

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